Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

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Beavis and Butt-Head Do America is an American 1996 comedy and adventure movie. Beavis and Butt-head are the main characters in the movie. They're played by Mike Judge. The teenage boys are from the fictional town of Highland, Texas.

Plot[change | change source]

After a dream of the two of them terrorizing the city as giants, Beavis and Butt-Head wake up and realize somebody has stolen their television. The pair then go on a mission to find the stolen television. After several accidents, they visit a low-quality motel that says "TVs in every room". There, they meet a man named Muddy Grimes. Grimes is waiting for two hired hitmen to murder his wife Dallas. They're later found to be the same people who stole the television. Muddy thinks that the "killers" are younger than he originally thought. He says they must "do" (in other words: murder) his wife. But the boys think that by "do", Muddy actually made a euphemism for performing sex on his wife. Butt-Head convinces Beavis both of them can "score" (in other words: have sex) and get paid enough money for buying a new television. Grimes then gives Beavis and Butt-Head a photo of Dallas with instructions on where to find her. Then, Grimes drives them to the airport to get on an airplane to Las Vegas, Nevada.

After arriving at the casino where they're staying, Beavis and Butt-Head are arrested by security. But then they're taken to their rooms. Their room was purchased by Muddy to be next to Dallas' room. The two boys come in. Dallas then realizes they have no idea what they were hired for. Beavis and Butt-Head begin fighting over who will "do" her first. Dallas gets arrested by police. But she thinks fast, and plants a stolen biological weapon, the X-5 Unit, in Beavis' pants just to get rid of it.

The next day, Beavis and Butt-Head are found by Muddy. He plans to kill them because they were not the hitmen he hired. But when he hears that Dallas will meet up with the duo in Washington, D.C., Muddy decides to take them the rest of the way in his trunk and hunt down Dallas. In the middle of Interstate 81 in Virginia, Butt-Head opens the car trunk by using a car jack. He and Beavis escape, though they cause a multiple-car accident. They casually walk past the scene and get back on the tour bus.

Beavis and Butt-Head stop at the Capitol. They finally reach the White House.

Butt-Head runs into Chelsea Clinton. He tries flirting with her. He's then pushed out a window. ATF agents hold him.

Beavis leaves the White House and goes to Mr. Anderson's trailer. But Anderson catches Beavis and kicks him out for "whacking off" (in other words, masturbating). The ATF spots Beavis walking around Anderson's camper. They're just about to shoot their guns. But Anderson opens the camper's door. He throws out Beavis' pants. The pants are ripped open by the ATF. The weapon flies from them. It lands safely in Butt-Head's hand and is recovered. Anderson is arrested, along with Dallas and Muddy.

Beavis and Butt-Head return to Highland, Texas. They find their television near the front of the motel. The movie ends as they insult one another and carry their TV into the sunset.

Cast[change | change source]

Demi Moore voices Dallas Grimes
Bruce Willis voices Muddy Grimes

Reception[change | change source]

Box office[change | change source]

The movie went to theaters in North America on December 20, 1996. It made over $63.1 million at the U.S. box office. It opened at #1 with $20 million.[1] The budget was $12 million.

Critic reviews[change | change source]

As of September 2015, the movie had a 72% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 54 reviews.[2] On Metacritic, the movie has a 64 out of 100 rating, meaning "generally favorable reviews".

Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel gave the movie "two thumbs up".

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Organization Award Awardee Result Citation
BMI Film & TV Awards BMI Film Music Award John Frizzell Won [source?]
1997 MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Beavis and Butt-Head Nominated [3]
17th Golden Raspberry Awards Worst New Star Beavis and Butt-Head Nominated [4]
Worst Screen Couple Beavis and Butt-Head Nominated

Home Media[change | change source]

The movie was released on VHS on June 10, 1997. It was released on DVD on November 23, 1999.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America". The Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  2. "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America". The Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  3. "1997 MTV Movie Awards". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. Wilson, John (2007). "Seventeenth Annual Razzies (1996)". The Official Razzie Movie Guide. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 9780446510080.