two air-headed teenagers bill s preston esquire (alex winter) and ted "theodore" logan (keanu reeves) who together are the band WYLD STALLYNS,are in danger of failing history. Ted's overbearing father(hal landon) believes that ted is going nowhere and thinks that bill is bringing him down.he is threatening to send himto an Alaskan military school. but none of them know that the music of WYLD STALLYNS will end wars, bring peace, and conquer evil, but they can't form WYLD STALLYNS unless they pass their history exams. so a messenger from the future council named rufus (george carlin) sends them a time travelling phone booth to capture important historical figures.