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Wayne's World (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 14 February 1992 (USA)
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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$121,697,350 (USA)
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Trivia

The film is credited with reviving the popularity of the British rock band Queen in the United States through its use of their 1975 song "Bohemian Rhapsody". They had dropped in popularity throughout the 1980s in the US and hadn't even bothered to include the country in their final two world tours with lead singer (and the song's writer) Freddie Mercury (for their 1984 album "The Works" and their 1986 album "A Kind of Magic"). Wayne's World caused the song to become a bigger hit in the US chart than it had been first time around. By a remarkable coincidence, Mercury didn't live to see the song's renaissance as he had become rock's most famous AIDS casualty just a few months before the film's release. However, according to guitarist Brian May, Mercury did give permission for the song to be used and saw the clips while he was close to death because Mike Myers had sent a tape and wanted him to see it. See more »

Goofs

When Wayne gets pulled over by the cop, the cop is seen (in the mirror) removing his glasses and helmet. When he shows Wayne the picture, the glasses disappear from his left hand. But in the far-away shot when Wayne is zooming away, the glasses are back in his left hand and the picture disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[in bed, flipping through tv commercials]
Elyse: It's really good seeing you, Benjamin. You haven't been into Shakey's for so long.
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 »

Connections

Featured in Getaway: Episode #15.17 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
By Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records / EMI Records
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Still excellent after nearly twenty years
1 July 2010 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

While Mike Myers may be better known for Austin Powers and Shrek, 'Wayne's World' was the film that really brought his comedic genius to the mainstream public. Originally a Saturday Night Live sketch about Wayne (Myers) and Garth (the underrated Dana Carvey) about two friends who start a public access cable TV show in their basement, it's one of the best (if not the best) SNL-to-film adaptations ever.

While the plot is fairly simple, where WW really shines is its clever humour. It highlights and subverts the rules of film narrative, something Myers carried over into Austin Powers, a trait which is lacking in the more predictable comedies of today (especially the awful "parody" films). Wayne and Garth talk directly to camera (which only they are allowed to do), there's blatant product placement, pop culture parodies, guest appearances, the famous Bohemian Rhapsody headbanging scene and funny alternate endings. Top that off with the slew of silly jokes and endlessly quotable lines (including one of the first uses of the phrase "that's what she said"), and you have a film which – even nearly twenty years later – still strikes a chord with viewers, regardless of their age. Even towards the end, when the need to wrap up the story cleanly can ruin many comedies, 'Wayne's World' still retains its sense of humour, a prime example being Wayne's "Oscar winning" speech to win back Cassandra (Tia Carrere).

If you feel like a laugh or want to relive some memories, then you could do far worse than check out 'Wayne's World'. Excellent.


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