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Wayne's World (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  14 February 1992 (USA)
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Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.



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Davy (as Michael G. Hagerty)


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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$20,000,000 (estimated)


$121,697,350 (USA)

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Did You Know?


"Stan Mikita's Donuts", a fictional donut shop, is named after the famous Chicago Blackhawks hockey player. The scenes at Stan Mikita's were shot at a Tim Horton's, which is in fact a real donut shop chain. Horton himself was a famous Canadian hockey player. The police officer in the shop is Officer Koharski. This could be a reference to retired National Hockey League referee Don Koharski who was told by New Jersey Devils coach Jim Schoenfeld to "have another donut, you fat pig" after a playoff game. See more »


When Mr. Big is watching TV in his limo, his feet completely change positions in one frame when Wayne's World interrupts the broadcast. See more »


[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

[Fade in to Wayne and Garth on their couch looking at magazines] Garth: "You know, I don't think anyone's going to tell us when to leave." Wayne: "Yeah, good call Garth. Uh, I bet we're just going to sit here and when they're finished they'll fade to black." [Fade to black] Garth: "I can't believe they did that." Wayne: "I told ya." See more »


Referenced in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Focus Group (2006) See more »


By Mike Myers & G.E. Smith
Performed by Mike Myers (as Wayne) & Dana Carvey (as Garth)
Produced by G.E. Smith
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26 August 2006 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

Remember how wildly popular this one was when it came out? "Wayne's World" didn't completely live up to all of the hype, but it's not a bad little comedy. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are great as Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, co-hosts of a basement-based cable access show. The duo seem to have it made when their show hits the commercial airwaves, but there might just be something sinister behind it all with executive Benjamin Kane (Rob Lowe) in charge.

"Wayne's World" is not generally uproarious, but it certainly has its moments (the backstage scene with Alice Cooper, portraying the leather-clad rocker and his bandmates as political sophisticates, is hilarious). Myers' act wears a bit thin as the film proceeds, and the "serious" stretch in which Wayne seemingly loses his girlfriend and best friend just doesn't fit. But even when it's not funny, "Wayne's World" is usually reasonably entertaining and charming. Carvey's bizarre Garth is one of the highlights, along with some memorable parodies and writing.

Based on the popular "Saturday Night Live" sketch, "Wayne's World" is definite period piece of the early 1990s. Its catchphrases ("... not!" and "Schwing!" among them) were repeated millions of times over by teenagers. It spawned a less-successful sequel, and although there was talk of a third installment, it's almost a certainty we've seen the last of Wayne and Garth. Nevertheless, party on!

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