Director Stephen Herek's second feature, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was released in February 1989. Herek started with Critters and went on to a career of directing second tier Hollywood movies. He has never made a major film. Even when I was in fifth grade, even at the tender, inexperienced age of ten or eleven, when most people have absolutely no discerning critical taste, I knew that Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure looked stupid. I had no interest then, no interest through the following years of middle school when friends talked about it and quoted it, no interest when the sequel arrived in 1991. And I certainly have no interest now in watching Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter play a couple of illiterate and retarded teenagers who time travel through history to help themselves write a school essay.
Eric Stoltz, I suppose not satisfied with the transformative makeup he had to don in Mask, starred in The Fly II in which he plays the partially human son of the fly from the first film. Daphne Zuniga co-starred.
And I finish with what I really know little to nothing about...
2nd - Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ended as the final armored division left.
14th - Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for publishing his novel The Satanic Verses.
17th - Whitesnake front man David Coverdale and actress/model Tawny Kitaen got married.
3rd - Actor and indie film director John Cassavetes, 59, from cirrhosis.