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Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

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Wayne is still living at home. He has a world class collection of name tags from jobs he's tried, but he does have his own public access TV show. A local station decides to hire him and his sidekick, Garth, to do their show professionally and Wayne & Garth find that it is no longer the same. Wayne falls for a bass guitarist and uses his and Garth's Video contacts to help her career along, knowing that Ben Oliver, the sleazy advertising guy who is ruining their show will probably take her away from him if they fail. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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One world. One party. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue | See all certifications »

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14 February 1992 (USA)  »

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El mundo según Wayne  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$121,697,350 (USA)
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Penelope Spheeris:  In the booth for the shooting of the first episode. See more »

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[first lines]
[in bed, flipping through tv commercials]
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Benjamin: Well, I've been real busy.
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Crazy Credits

Wayne: "Right, excellent movie. All right!" Garth: "Good one!" [Fade in to Wayne and Garth on their basement couch] Wayne: "All right. Well that's all the time we have for our movie. We hope you found it entertaining, whimsical and yet relevant, with an underlined revisionist conceit that belie the film's emotional attachments to the subject matter." Garth: "I just hope you didn't think it sucked!" Wayne: "Okay, so thank you for coming. Good night and party on!" Garth: "Party on, Wayne!" Wayne: "Party on, Garth!" [Fade to black] See more »

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''WAYNE'S WORLD'' THEME
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A true classic
12 November 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Penelope Spheeris "Wayne's World" is a true classic. I first saw this film around its release in 1992, and for me it's never aged, it a film I've grown up with, from the days where I didn't quite understand the grown up jokes but laughed anyway, to the last time I watched it a few weeks ago (and yes, I got the jokes this time...). The jokes are still as witty, the sheer stupidity but yet genius of the characters are fantastic. Garth will go down as greatest geek to grace the earth, with his amazing cow prodelling skills, but yet still possesses the power to make me laugh till I wanna "spew". This film seems to be a starting point for Mike Myers, a playground for him to develop the comedy style that will eventually lead to Austin Powers, and being a fan of all Myers work I have loved watching the progression to his latest release taking place. Being from England, although I am aware of Saturday Night Live and what it entails, I am unaware of how Wayne's World came across on the small screen, however from previous experience of television to film leaps I don't think this one has faired badly at all. As im sure you have probably gathered by now, I am a fan of this film, however I am aware that it doesn't appeal to all tastes, it is outlandish and absolutely ridiculous at times, but for me it all adds to the charm. I don't think this film ever set out to be taken seriously, or indeed to be hailed a master piece by critics, but for the simple purpose of creating a film that made people laugh, and I feel through its sheer naivety it has become one of the most hilarious and age-less classic for me.


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