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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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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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Taglines:

One world. One party. 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)

Gross USA:

$121,697,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,100,000
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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

Dana Carvey stated in interviews to promote this film during its theatrical run that he developed severe pain in his jaw due to Garth's overbite, and that he spent his nights after filming had wrapped for the day with bags of ice held to the sides of his face. See more »

Goofs

In the donut shop, in the scene where Wayne and Garth make up, look closely at the straws Garth has stabbed into his donut figurines - one of them changes from red to blue between shots (the director acknowledges this in the DVD commentary.) 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 »

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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Referenced in Mike & Angelo: Heirs and Graces (1996) See more »

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By Willie Lee Duckworth
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Party On Is Right
12 June 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Wayne's World (1992)

*** (out of 4)

Highly entertaining big-screen version of the Saturday Night Live skit has best buds Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) partying and doing their public television show without much stress in their lives. This all changes once they meet up with a crooked producer (Rob Lowe) who decides to exploit their show. WAYNE'S WORLD isn't one of the greatest movies ever made but it's certainly charming and funny enough for what it is. I'd also say it's safe to say that this is one of the better SNL transitions to the movies and a lot of the credit has to go to its two stars. I think both Wayne and Garth would be downright annoying characters had the performances been off in any way but both Myers and Carvey really took these guys and made them, at times, stupid but also very charming and just the type of people you'd want to hang out with. There are all sorts of funny moments throughout the picture but the real highlights deal with the boys and their interactions with other people. Lara Lynn Boyle as Wayne's ex-girlfriend gets all sorts of funny moments as does Brian Doyle-Murray who ends up being a sponsor who gets on the wrong side of Wayne. There's also Ed O'Neill in a small role as well as Meat Loaf and Chris Farley. Also on hand is a terrific bit from Alice Cooper who nearly steals the film with the performance of "Feed My Frankenstein" and the hilarious backstage access where he talks about Milwaukee. Lowe also deserves a lot of credit with his comedy here as he's perfect as the snake in the grass. Even Tia Carrere does a nice job. Director Penelope Spheeris does a very good job at keeping the film moving at a very good pace and there's no question that she knows how to stage the various bits of classic rock music throughout. Fans of the SNL material are certainly going to eat this up as its as fresh today as it was when it was first released.


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