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Wayne's World -- When a sleazy TV exec (Rob Lowe) offers Wayne and Garth a fat contract to tape their late-night cable-access show at his network, the two can't believe their good fortune ("No way." "WAY!"). But they soon discover the road from basement to big time is a gnarly one, fraught with danger, temptation, and ragin' party opportunities.


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14 February 1992 (USA) See more »
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Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mike Myers ... Wayne Campbell

Dana Carvey ... Garth Algar

Rob Lowe ... Benjamin Oliver

Tia Carrere ... Cassandra

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Noah Vanderhoff

Lara Flynn Boyle ... Stacy

Michael DeLuise ... Alan
Dan Bell ... Neil

Lee Tergesen ... Terry

Kurt Fuller ... Russell Finley

Sean Sullivan ... Phil (as Sean Gregory Sullivan)

Colleen Camp ... Mrs. Vanderhoff

Donna Dixon ... Dreamwoman
Frederick Coffin ... Officer Koharski

Mike Hagerty ... Davy (as Michael G. Hagerty)

Chris Farley ... Security Guard

Meat Loaf ... Tiny

Charles Noland ... Ron Paxton

Robert Patrick ... Bad Cop

Ione Skye ... Elyse
Frank DiLeo ... Frankie 'Mr. Big' Sharp
Eric Crabb ... Guitar Store Clerk
Mark St. James ... Fellow Drummer

Harris Shore ... Detective
Peder Melhuse ... Detective
Don Amendolia ... Announcer
Carmen Filpi ... Old Man Withers
Anna Schoeller ... Girl Driver

Robin Ruzan ... Waitress

Alice Cooper ... Himself
Stan Mikita ... Himself

Ed O'Neill ... Glen, Mikita's Manager

George Foster ... Guitarist - Crucial Taunt
Anthony Focx ... Drummer - Crucial Taunt
Marc Ferrari ... Guitarist - Crucial Taunt
Stef Burns ... Himself - Guitarist, Alice Cooper Band
Pete Freezin' ... Himself - Guitarist, Alice Cooper Band
Greg Smith ... Himself - Bassist, Alice Cooper Band
Derek Sherinian ... Himself - Keyboarder, Alice Cooper Band
Jimmy DeGrasso ... Himself - Drummer, Alice Cooper Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brina ... Alice Cooper Fan (uncredited)
Joseph DeLuca ... Bartender (uncredited)

Joe Martinez ... Guitar Store Rocker (uncredited)
Shannon Rae ... (uncredited)

Penelope Spheeris ... Herself (uncredited)

Steven Swadling ... Party Friend (uncredited)

Directed by
Penelope Spheeris 
Writing credits
Mike Myers (characters)

Mike Myers (written by) and
Bonnie Turner (written by) &
Terry Turner (written by)

Produced by
Hawk Koch .... executive producer (as Howard W. Koch Jr.)
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Dinah Minot .... associate producer
Barnaby Thompson .... associate producer
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
Cinematography by
Theo van de Sande  (as Theo Van de Sande)
Film Editing by
Malcolm Campbell 
Casting by
Glenn Daniels 
Production Design by
Gregg Fonseca 
Art Direction by
Bruce Alan Miller  (as Bruce Miller)
Set Decoration by
Jay Hart 
Costume Design by
Pat Tonnema 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns Jr. .... makeup artist
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup effects
Courtney Carell .... makeup artist
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... special makeup effects
Kathrine Gordon .... hair stylist
Barry R. Koper .... special makeup effects artist
Marlene Lipman .... body makeup artist
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist
Audrey L. Anzures .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
R. Anthony Brown .... unit production manager (as Tony Brown)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Scott Bryant .... dga trainee
Allan Graf .... second unit director
John Hockridge .... first assistant director (as John E. Hockridge)
Pat Kehoe .... first assistant director: second unit
Joseph J. Kontra .... second assistant director (as Joe Kontra)
John G. Scotti .... second second assistant director (as John Scotti)
Eric Wall .... second assistant director: second unit
Christopher Walling .... afi trainee (as Chris Walling)
Art Department
James Betts .... paint foreperson (as Jimmy Betts)
Gae S. Buckley .... set designer
Robert J. Carlyle .... construction coordinator (as Bob Carlyle)
Jeff Clark .... set painter
Steve Coia .... paint foreperson
Kirk Corwin .... property master (as Kirk T. Corwin)
Elizabeth Flaherty .... art department researcher
Mike Holowach .... property person (as Michael Holowoch)
Mark Knapton .... foreman
Robert Lucas .... lead man (as Bob Lucas)
Michael Marcus .... art designer
Thomas J. Martinez .... art department production assistant (as Tom Martinez)
Mark Perry .... production painter
Ray Rarick .... construction foreperson
Glenn H. Roberts .... property person (as Glenn Roberts)
Gerald Scaife .... construction auditor
Doug Sieck .... property person
Gary Stel .... laborer
Jim Stubblefield .... props
Randy Tat .... painter: paintings in Rob Lowe's appartment
Lisette Thomas .... set designer
Edward L. Turk .... construction foreperson (as Eddie Turk)
Ken White .... construction foreperson (as Kenny White)
Sound Department
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
John Benson .... supervising sound editor
Pamela Bentkowski .... supervising foley editor
Carolina Beroza .... assistant sound editor
Simon Coke .... dialogue editor
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Allen Hartz .... supervising adr editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Frank Howard .... sound effects editor
Joseph A. Ippolito .... sound effects editor
Michael Magill .... dialogue editor
Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Nelson .... sound mixer (as Thomas Nelson)
Bob Newlan .... dialogue editor
Paul O'Bryan .... assistant sound editor
Phillip W. Palmer .... cable person (as Phil Palmer)
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Steve M. Pederson)
Tom Perry .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas W. Small .... assistant sound editor
Beth Sterner .... sound effects editor
Jerome R. Vitucci .... boom operator (as Jerome Vitucci)
Special Effects by
William Dawson .... assistant special effects
Guy Faria .... assistant special effects
Tony Vandenecker .... special effects coordinator
Robert Cole .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Don Lee .... digital compositor
Gray Marshall .... motion control operator
Michael Adams .... stunts (as Mike Adams)
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Alisa Christensen .... stunts
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts (as Carl Nick Ciarfalio)
David Efron .... stunts (as Dave G. Efron)
Randy Fife .... stunts (as Randy 'Fife')
Allan Graf .... stunt coordinator
John Hateley .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Hannah Kozak .... stunt double: Lara Flynn Boyle
Hannah Kozak .... stunts
Frank Lloyd .... stunts
Curtis Lupo .... stunts
Ray Lykins .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunt performer
Tom Morga .... stunts
Bernie Pock .... stunts
Gary Price .... stunt performer
Gary Price .... stunts (as Gary K. Price)
Pat Romano .... stunts
Anthony G. Schmidt .... stunts (as Anthony Schmidt)
Oliver Theess .... stunt performer
Webster Whinery .... stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunts
John Ashker .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Patric J. Abaravich .... rigging electrician
Richard Briere .... grip
Derlin Brynford-Jones .... crane operator: Technocrane
Ian Christenberry .... electrician
Armando Contreras .... second company grip
Brian S. Cooper .... electrician: rigging crew
John Cybulski .... electrician
James D. Doherty .... grip (as Jim Doherty)
Jeff Durling .... dimmer operator
Ken Fisher .... Steadicam assistant
Harold Hathaway .... assistant chief lighting technician
David E. Hengstellar .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Dave Hengsteller)
David Hennings .... camera operator: "b" camera
László Horváth .... grip (as Lazlo Horvath)
Steele Hunter .... grip
Matthew Johnston .... second assistant camera (as Matt Johnston)
Jono Kouzouyan .... chief lighting technician
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator
Cari Lutz .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter Mercurio .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John Nash .... grip
Mike Nash .... grip
Liz Radley .... video supervisor
Brad Rae .... dolly grip
Brad Rea .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Richard Redlin .... second company grip
Scott M. Robinson .... first company grip (as Scott Robinson)
Martin Schaer .... camera operator
Robert M. Stevens .... director of photography: second unit (as Bobby Stevens)
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam assistant
Henry Tirl .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Rick Whitfield .... video assist operator
Elizabeth Ziegler .... Steadicam operator
Jeffrey P. Ackil .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Monty J. Goodson .... casting associate
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kimberly Guenther Durkin .... costumer (as Kimberly Guenther)
Janet Sobel .... costumer
Pat Tonnema .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
David Bryden .... color timer (as Dave Bryden)
Earl Ghaffari .... additional editor
Brion McIntosh .... assistant editor
Bryan McMahan .... colorist: mastering
Earl Palmer .... additional editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter (as Theresa Repola-Mohammed)
Ralph O. Sepulveda Jr. .... assistant editor
Ann Trulove .... assistant editor
Music Department
David Campbell .... arranger, orchestrator, conductor (as David Richard Campbell)
Matt Chamberlain .... musician
Maureen Crowe .... music supervisor
Arlene Matza .... music coordinator
Steve Mccroskey .... supervising music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Kevin Laffey .... music consultant (uncredited)
Marc Miller .... music clearance (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Chuck Alsobrook .... transportation captain
Manny Demello .... transportation co-captain
James Thornsberry .... transportation coordinator (as Jim Thornsberry)
Other crew
Adell Aldrich .... script supervisor
Tony Angellotti .... unit publicist
Burt Aronson .... location manager: second unit
Serena Baker .... assistant location manager (as Serena A. Baker)
Suzette Boyd .... assistant production office coordinator
Eryk Casemiro .... production associate (as Eryk Casemino)
Vartan Chakarian .... craft service
Michael Chu .... dialogue instructor
Andrée Corroon .... production associate
Dan Curry .... title designer
James Fred Donelson .... crew: Video Image (as Fred Donelson)
John Downer .... production assistant
Janet L. Earl .... crew: Video Image (as Janet Earl)
Joan Flannery .... post-production accountant
Peggy Holmes .... choreographer
Stephen G. Howard .... crew: Video Image (as Steve Howard)
Henry Humphreys .... first aid
Catherine M. Jones .... assistant production auditor (as Catherine Jones)
Marion Kidd .... assistant: Mr. Michaels
Billy Koch .... production assistant
Lois Lipfield .... assistant: Mr. Koch Jr.
Laura Matook .... assistant: Ms. Spheeris
Eric Newman .... production assistant
Don Petrie .... production auditor
Larry Potoker .... video crew
Joseph Rodmell .... crane assistant: Technocrane
Kenneth Roth .... production assistant (as Ken Roth)
Ahmed Saker .... key set medic
Anna Schoeller .... production assistant
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager (as Ned Shapiro)
Jerry Smith .... video crew
Brad Stephens .... publicist
Geoff Suddleson .... production assistant
Debbie Tieman .... second assistant accountant
Joseph A. Unsinn .... video crew (as Joe Unsinn)
Lynne White .... production office coordinator (as Lynne Kalbfleisch)
Curado Wai-Ling Wong .... dialogue instructor
Tony A. Angelo .... background coordinator (uncredited)
Cory Foster .... craft service (uncredited)
David J. Garfield .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue
94 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1994) | Finland:S | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:PG | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:7 | UK:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #31308)

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Alan and Neil both appear in plenty of scenes during the course of the movie, but never actually have their names spoken or referred to at any point within the film.See more »
Continuity: Wayne starts playing the Stratocaster in the music store and the clerk points to a sign that says "NO STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN." But he's clearly playing a different song entirely (original theatrical cuts actually used Stairway, but this was changed for home video releases for legal reasons, and as a result the joke no longer makes sense.)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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Too weird to be true, but Wayne and Garth rock ... and roll too ..., 11 June 2012
Author: ElMaruecan82 from France

Once upon a time in Aurora (Illinois), in a modest basement :

"Wayne's World! Wayne's World! Party On! Excellent!"

"Extreme close up"

"Waaaaaaah" …

Ahhh,.. "Wayne's World", as one of its several number-one fans, I have so many things to say that I really don't know how to handle it. Well, how about the mega-pompous over-insightfully wannabe Ebert approach, with a nostalgic and teary eye:


To assert my cinematic knowledge; I would say that "Wayne's World" is probably to the 90's what "Car Wash" was to the 70's, the comedic encapsulation of a spirit that today prevails … not, with Rock'n'Roll and Heavy Metal replacing Funk and Disco as the two musical pillars conveying the nostalgic feeling of the early 90's. "Wayne's World" is so dedicated to music, to the very spirit that made music indispensable in those excessive post-Berlin wall consumerist days, that not only it rocked on that level, but rolled, too.

But more than a film about music, "Wayne's World" is the ode for a whole generation that grew up with 'Scooby Doo' and 'Sesame Street' and was still sucking the thumbs of the eighties at the dawn of the electronic era. Those were the times were the net was still synonym of fishing, and when Zuckerberg was still watching "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". In a nutshell, "Wayne's World" is to Cinema what "Smell Like Teen Spirit" was to Rock.

But I guess if Mike Myers was told that his film was the best that ever captured the spirit of the X-generation, he would modestly answer with a suave and solemn voice: "I was not aware of that!". Indeed, twenty years later, many viewers look at the film with a nostalgic eye and say 'hey, this is how it used to be' but that's only one (and probably unintentional) secondary level, in fact, when you watch "Wayne's World", it's a whole other dimension that cuts straight to you.


Watching "Wayne's World" is an excellent antidote against bad mood, you're simply having a great time following the crazy adventures of Wayne Campbell, the host of a (feeble according to Benjamin) TV public-access cable show of the same name, with his sidekick and best friend Garth Algar. Mike Meyers (in his film debut) and Dana Carvey play one of the most recognizable duos of the 90's and probably the funnier and gentler, as nothing is more exhilarating than watching them making fun of their host, playing road-hockey, lying on the Mirthmobile waiting for planes to land, elaborating the most philosophical statements about girls, music and life, and last but not least, visiting Milwaukee.

The film sets the tone very quickly when Wayne starts talking to the camera, the fourth-wall-breaking is one of the film's greatest delights as if it was aware of its own cleverness enough to push the self-derision button, making fun of its own ending, plot devices, and getting away with one of the most blatant cases of product placements... that actually worked and became an instant classic. The talking-to-the-camera is also a perfect invitation to join this group and its communicative fun …


It's irreverent but never vulgar, intelligent but not inaccessible, childish but not annoying, the humor displayed in "Wayne's World" shares the same goofiness than some Zucker or Brooks' parodies, but it defines something new, beyond the jokes and the inventive vocabulary… how 'shall' I put it? Well, many lines can lead to cringe-worthy silences or awkward 'What the hell does that mean?' pauses but in "Wayne's World", for some reason, the weirdest lines work. Garth might sound a bit too one-dimensional but the way he delivers his "Hi!" and "Thank you" is a no-cringe guarantee, and don't even get me started on Mike Myers who can make people laugh with lines as stupid as "Esquueze me? A baking powder?" just as Jim Carrey can afford to play an obnoxious character like 'Ace Ventura' and keep it funny. When you got talent, you can get away with everything.

The film features one classic or priceless line every 30 seconds and… in fact, let me rewrite this chapter's title, it's :


The great Howard Hawks said it himself: "a good movie is three good scenes and zero bad scene", then Wayne's World is a triumph on the field of comedic film-making. Penelope Spheeris directed one of the funniest American comedies, opening it with the emblematic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' lip-synching scene. And till now, whenever the instrumental part starts, I feel like frenetically banging my head.

The film also includes a great cast, Rob Lowe as the antagonistic slick small TV exec and womanizer, and Tia "Schwing!" Cassandra, a beautiful Chinese singer. Good thing they avoided the obvious stereotype of a pretty blonde chick, and made her more exotic if only for the Cantonese quotes' gags, that lead to one of the most obscure and hilarious line when they order Cantonese food. The film features many great cameos, among them, a notable performance from Alice Cooper, Alice Cooper who'll help me to conclude this expose by paraphrasing one of the film's most brilliant exchanges :

"In fact, is it "Wayne's World" one of the all-time funniest movies?"

"Yes, Pete it is"

(PS1: the film made it in Gene Siskel's Top 10 movies from 1992, so believe me, it IS worthy! it IS worthy!)

(PS2: this review contains 10 superlatives and too many adverbs, it is so incredibly badly written)

(PS3: have you noticed that the review's title is a haiku?)

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