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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 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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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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Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Mike Myers said in 2013 that he didn't think including the Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) reference would be funny, but that "people went shithouse over it." See more »

Goofs

In the Suck-n-Cut scene the vacuum hose changes from in front of Garth to behind his back 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

[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 »

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 »

Connections

References Scanners (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Bohemian Rhapsody
By Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records / EMI Records
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Best Mike Myers movie
12 February 2010 | by tsheridan94See all my reviews

Mike Myers has a talent for picking horrible movies to act in. Other than this, Austin Powers, and Shrek, has he been in any good movies? I mean, the Love Guru? Honestly, Mike? Was this a punk? Please tell me Ashton Kutcher was behind that. I can only be glad, I guess, that he started out in SNL, and did stuff that was actually funny. If not for SNL, Wayne's World, and Shrek, I honestly might believe that the Michael Myers from the Halloween movies might have a better sense of humor than this Mike, albeit a twisted and violent one. I have a feeling he would be a dead baby joke type of person. But Im rambling.

Anyway, among all the Mike Myers movies, this easily the best. It is so off the wall and unexpected that you can't help but laugh, if nothing else, and the quirkiness of the film endings. I mean the Scooby-Doo ending? Extremely close up? And of course the shpeel involving corporate advertising. How can this not make you laugh hysterically?

Not of all the movie is that good. But these sub-par elements are so minor in the film's context that they don't detract too much. For instance, the plot is paper thin. The movie seems to follow more of an hour and a half SNL skit (which, granted it was based on in the first place) rather than an actual movie format. And while some SNL skits have been turned into pictures on the silver screen, very very few of them are successful. (truthfully, how many of you could figure out a way to expand the Schweddy Balls concept to 90 minutes. Thankfully, this funniest of all SNL skits hasn't been desecrated by an extended storyline.) This stupid analogy was simply to explain how some skits, while side-splitting in six minute micro-doses would drag on and on if they tried to be expanded beyond their parameters.

Again, these severely restricted plots work better with this sketch than they would with almost any other, because the sketch itself is just so incredibly random. It has no problem going outside the parameters, because there weren't really any parameters or limitations to contain it. So while the plot is very limited, by no means is it fatally so. I also have the sinking feeling that any big plot added to the script would have dragged it down. It has an eclectic feel. Nothing is focused, and it leaves the jokes (and there are plenty) even more funny, because they come out of nowhere and are just so off the wall.

Mike Myers has a lot to do with this. The other characters don't add much of anything, except for Garth, but hey this is about Wayne, right? Mike Myers takes absolute control of the script, comically driving it on and on, in a flurry of hilarious relentlessness. (Did that sound really stupid, or was it just me?)

So, while it's not perfect, Wayne's Workd is much funnier than most other comedies. It is also one of the few movies where factors that so often worsen a film actually improve the comedic aspect, at least. And with that being the point of a comedy, I am certain it is absolutely true to say that Wayne's World is a genuine success.


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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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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Dolby Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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