Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)


Beavis and Butt-Head Do America is a 1996 animated feature film, based on the TV series, Beavis and Butt-Head. It was produced by Paramount Pictures in association with Geffen Pictures and MTV Films, and co-written and directed by creator Mike Judge. The film grossed $20.11 million in its opening weekend, and grossed a total of $63.11 million in North America. This was MTV Films' second film, and last one to be rated PG-13 until Save the Last Dance in 2001.


After a surreal Godzilla-esque dream, Beavis wakes Butt-Head to the fact that someone has stolen their television. The pair then embark on a quest to replace it. After stealing and destroying a TV from school (resulting in their expulsion) and breaking the TV in Tom Anderson's camper, they then visit a low-quality motel that advertises "TVs in every room." There they encounter the drunken Muddy Grimes (voiced by Bruce Willis) who is waiting for two hired hit men, the same guys who stole Beavis and Butt-Head's television, to murder his wife, Dallas. Grimes, thinking Beavis and Butt-Head are the killers he has contracted, tells them that they must "do" (murder) his wife. Thinking that by "do", Grimes means "score with", Butt-Head convinces Beavis that both of them can "score." Muddy then hands them a photograph of his wife with instructions on where to find her. Beavis asks if they can watch TV first, and Muddy subsequently shoots it. He drives them to the airport in his Lincoln Continental Mark V to catch the plane to her hotel room on the Las Vegas Strip. During the plane ride, both Beavis and Butt-Head manage to cause chaos and Beavis consumes massive quantities of caffeine pills given to him by an old lady (voiced by Cloris Leachman). He subsequently transforms into Cornholio, and nearly causes the plane to crash when be barges into the cockpit and scares the pilot and co-pilot. After causing a mild stir in a Las Vegas casino, the boys find themselves in their hotel room, which is adjacent to the room of the hunted woman, Dallas Grimes (voiced by Demi Moore). Dallas soon realizes they have no idea what they were actually hired for. While Beavis and Butt-Head begin fighting over who will "do" Dallas first, the police arrive to arrest her. Thinking quickly, she plants a stolen biological weapon called the "X-5 Unit" in Beavis' pants in order to get rid of it as evidence. She then gets them tickets on a tour bus to Washington, D.C. instructing them that she will be waiting for them in the Capitol of the United States and will let them "do her" there. The stolen biological weapon attracts the attention of the ATF, headed by Agent Flemming (voiced by Robert Stack) who orders a body cavity search on everyone he encounters. Agent Fleming becomes convinced the pair are criminal masterminds after they accidentally damage the Hoover Dam, effectively cutting the power to Las Vegas. On the tour bus, they visit landmarks including the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park. After becoming stranded in Petrified Forest National Park, they wander through the desert and meet two men who strongly resemble them. The men tell them that they once hooked up with two "sluts" from the boys' hometown of Highland. They also share similar personalities, as evidenced by Beavis' father's fascination with fire, and Butt-head's father's pulling down his pants and farting in the fire, creating a large fireball. The boys then continue to trek through the desert, and, after munching on a peyote cactus, Beavis goes into a mescaline induced hallucination, featuring music by White Zombie with animation inspired by Rob Zombie. The next day they are found by Muddy Grimes, after nearly dying of dehydration. Muddy decides to take them the rest of the way in his car trunk to hunt down Dallas, and they spend the trip laughing at his car jack and pretending to masturbate. In the middle of I-81 in Virginia, Butt-Head jacks the trunk open, and they escape by jumping onto the road, causing an eighteen wheeler to swerve off the road, resulting in a huge, 400-car pileup. Beavis and Butt-head casually walk past the scene and get back on the tour bus, stopping at the United States Capitol Building before finally reaching the White House. Before Dallas can meet with Beavis and Butt-Head to recover the weapon, she is confronted in the parking garage by Muddy, who flies into a rage when he realizes that the two managed to escape from his trunk. Muddy and Dallas then briefly reconcile before they are arrested by the ATF while having sex in Muddy's car. Faced with the possibility of a 60 year jail sentence, Dallas betrays Muddy, telling the ATF that he hid the weapon "in some kid's (Beavis) pants." The ATF is dispatched to the White House due to Beavis and Butt-Head being there on the same day as the "Give Peace A Chance" conference. Beavis consumes caffeine pills, sugar and coffee while on the White House tour, then transforms into Cornholio again. He wanders around the White House and picks up the red phone in the Oval Office, causing the military to go to DEFCON 4. Meanwhile, Butt-Head also wanders around the White House and encounters Chelsea Clinton in her bedroom, making a pass at her. She promptly throws him out the window, where ATF enforcers detain him and perform a cavity search on him. Beavis leaves the White House and looks at the photo of Dallas before going to masturbate in Mr Anderson's camper. Mr Anderson discovers Beavis and throws him out of the camper, and the ATF spots Beavis walking around pants-less. They believe he has the weapon on him and are just about to fire when Mr. Anderson opens his camper door, telling Beavis to take his pants with him, which causes the ATF to go after the pants. The pants are ripped open, with the weapon flying out of them. The weapon, landing safely on Butt-Head's hand, is recovered. Blame for the incident is ultimately pinned on Mr. Anderson, who is arrested along with Dallas and Muddy. Agent Flemming informs Beavis and Butthead that their adventure will remain top secret. President Bill Clinton then makes Beavis and Butt-head honorary ATF agents. Afterwards, they return to Highland and find their TV in front of the hotel. The movie ends with them carrying their TV into the sunset while insulting each other with various names, before deciding to stop by Tom Anderson's tool shed.