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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

Writers:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alice Cooper came to the set under the impression that he would be performing musically for the film, with one line. Upon arrival, he was surprised to be handed an entire monologue to memorize and shoot with a small amount of time to do so. However, Cooper is known to be a history buff outside of his music career. 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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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Veronica Mars: Credit Where Credit's Due (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Machine
By Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio & Tony Iommi
Performed by Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath performs courtesy of Warner Bros. Records / I.R.S. Records
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Cult Classic!
8 July 2012 | by tim-764-291856See all my reviews

As a middle-aged lover of world and art-house cinema, the lovably goofy Waynes World might seem an odd one for me to like and enjoy.

I've never owned it myself but as it's just been on Channel 4, I thought I'd see it once again, to see how it still fares. Though it's far from being my favourite movie of all time, it still hits the targets its designed to and manages to smell sweet when compared to the more recent torrent of comparative sewage that is hailed as gross-out 'comedy'.

Oddly, perhaps, it's impossible to dislike or find the two (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey) super-geeks annoying. The film is bright and breezy and rolls along like a continual Friday night out and the rock music references, including the famous Bohemian Rhapsody sung in their tiny car, always welcome.

The dream women in their lives are indeed good-looking girls and their portrayal are a fair balance between teenage male hormonal fantasy and real people with substance and character.

Considering Waynes World is supposed to be a Cult Movie, I'm surprised how few reviews there are here, on Amazon. Whether new audiences will ever warm to WW is a different matter altogether but for of us who's seen it come, go and now hang around, it still offers many pleasures.


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