Other than inducing America's movie critics -- except, ahem, this one -- to write leads in bad valleyboyese, "Bill and Ted's Bogus Adventure" may be most notable for making a star out of neither Bill (Alex Winter or Keanu Reeves) nor Ted (Keanu Reeves or Alex Winter) but out of William Sadler.
William who? Well, you know this guy. He's played authoritarian Aryan scum in several films, most notably in "DieHard 2," where he was the muscle-bound nude aikido expert colonel who blew up an airliner solely to tick off Bruce Willis.
But in "Bill and Ted," he plays Ingmar Bergman's Death, the grim-faced reaper with the scythe and the hood and the attitude, who goes around engineering appointments in Samarra with kids from San Dimas, Calif. Except that, like many of us, Death secretly wants to be in Show Biz.