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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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Penelope Spheeris

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Mike Myers (based on characters created by), Mike Myers | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Dan Bell ... Neil
Lee Tergesen ... Terry
Kurt Fuller ... Russell
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)
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Storyline

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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You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll hurl. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese

Release Date:

14 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wayne's World: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

San Fernando, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,122,710, 17 February 1992

Gross USA:

$121,697,323

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,097,323
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Frankie Sharp's nickname, "Mr. Big", is a reference to the villain played by Joe Pesci in 1988 film Michael Jackson's Moonwalker. Frank DiLeo, who played Sharp, was Michael Jackson's manager from 1984 to 1989 and served as the film's executive director. Mr. Big's real name in the Moonwalker film is Frank LiDeo. See more »

Goofs

In the Laverne & Shirley scene, Garth puts his right glove on the beer bottle, but in the next shot, it's a left glove. 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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Alternate Versions

In the broadcast version, many of the "inappropriate" parts are changed or cut. Some of the more interesting line changes are (see Quotes section for original lines): Wayne: Who's playing today? Tiny: Jolly Green Giants, Stinky Beetles. Wayne: Stinky Beetles? Are they any good? Tiny: They stink! Wayne: I lost my show, I lost my best friend I lost my girl! I'm being dumped on, that's all, dumped on... Garth: Benjamin is no one's friend. If he were an ice cream flavor, he'd be Jamocha Almond Idiot. See more »

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Fire
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Performed by Tia Carrere
Produced by Ted Templeman
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I laughed my head off! Funniest film of the early 90's
30 April 2000 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

Wayne's World is a silly yet utterly hilarious look at two dimwits (based on they're SNL skit Mike Myers and Dana Carvey) who have their own public access TV show called "Waynes World". The story thickens to a nice touch with Rob Lowe as a big time hot-shot who wants to bring their show to big heights. Tia Carrere has never been hotter as the woman who Wayne wants and "we'll be mine". Many sight gags, many good lines, and probably all quotable, this movie (like Myers' Austin Powers) belongs in a place in comedy film history. A++


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