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Wayne's World

Wayne's World movie poster
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Produced by Hawk Koch
Lorne Michaels
Written by Mike Myers
Bonnie Turner
Terry Turner
Starring Mike Myers
Dana Carvey
Rob Lowe
Tia Carrere
Music by J. Peter Robinson
Cinematography Theo van de Sande
Editing by Malcolm Campbell
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) February 14, 1992
Running time 95 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20,000,000
Followed by Wayne's World 2
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Wayne's World is a 1992 comedy film starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of a cable access television show (called Wayne's World) from Aurora, Illinois. The movie was adapted from a popular sketch of the same name on NBC's Saturday Night Live. The film grossed US$121.6 million in its theatrical run, placing it as the eighth highest grossing film of 1992 and easily the highest grossing movie ever based on a Saturday Night Live skit. It was directed by Penelope Spheeris with Myers co-writing the script. This work is copyrighted. ... Penelope Spheeris (born December 2, 1945) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Howard Winchel Koch, Jr. ... Lorne Michaels (born Lorne Michael Lipowitz on November 17, 1944) is an Emmy-winning Canadian-born television producer, writer and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that spun off from it. ... // This article is about the actor. ... Bonnie and Terry Turner are a husband-and-wife writing team, best known for creating the sitcoms Third Rock From the Sun (1996 - 2001) and the That 70s Show (1998 - 2006) for NBC and FOX, respectively. ... Bonnie and Terry Turner are a husband-and-wife writing team, best known for creating the sitcoms Third Rock From the Sun (1996 - 2001) and the That 70s Show (1998 - 2006) for NBC and FOX, respectively. ... // This article is about the actor. ... Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955, in Missoula, Montana) is an American actor and comedian best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the spin-off movie Waynes World. ... Robert Hepler Lowe born March 17, 1964) is an American actor. ... Tia Carrere Tia Carrere (born Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo on January 2, 1967) is a Hawaii actress, model, and singer, most widely known for her role as Cassandra in the feature film Waynes World (1992). ... Malcolm Campbell is a film editor who began his career in the 1980s. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... Airplane! is considered by some critics to be one of the funniest movies of all time. ... // This article is about the actor. ... Dana Thomas Carvey (born June 2, 1955, in Missoula, Montana) is an American actor and comedian best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the spin-off movie Waynes World. ... Public Access is a segment of the PEG access television model of local cable television production offered in the United States. ... Nickname: City of Lights Location in Chicagoland Country United States State Illinois Counties Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will  - Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Area    - City 39. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Wayne (left) and Garth (right) displaying a list of the Top Ten Babes of All Time. Waynes World was one of the most popular recurring sketches to come from the NBC television series, Saturday Night Live. ... NBC (an acronym for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Penelope Spheeris (born December 2, 1945) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter. ...


Wayne's World also featured Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, and Lara Flynn Boyle. Other appearances include Brian Doyle-Murray, Robert Patrick (spoofing his role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Ed O'Neill, Ione Skye, Chris Farley (his first film role), Meat Loaf, and Alice Cooper. Robert Hepler Lowe born March 17, 1964) is an American actor. ... Tia Carrere Tia Carrere (born Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo on January 2, 1967) is a Hawaii actress, model, and singer, most widely known for her role as Cassandra in the feature film Waynes World (1992). ... Lara Flynn Boyle Lara Flynn Boyle (born March 24, 1970) is an American actress born in Davenport, Iowa, of mostly Irish descent and raised in the working-class suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. ... Brian Doyle-Murray (born October 31, 1945) is an American comedian and actor from Chicago, Illinois. ... Robert Patrick as the T-1000, in Terminator 2: Judgment Day Robert Patrick (born November 5, 1958 in Marietta, Georgia, USA) is an American actor. ... Parody of Back to the Future In contemporary usage, a parody is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Terminator 2: Judgment Day (commonly abbreviated T2) is a 1991 movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. ... Edward ONeill (Born April 12, 1946) is an American actor. ... Ione Skye Leitch (born September 4, 1971 in Hertfordshire, England) is an actress. ... Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and comedian. ... Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on November 27, 1947) is an American rock singer and actor of stage and screen. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948), is a rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ...


Wayne's World received mostly positive reviews upon release and was commercially successful (unlike many Saturday Night Live-based films). It was followed by Wayne's World 2. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Wayne's World the 41st greatest comedy film of all time. The success of the film and its sequel led a street in Draper, Utah, to be named "Wayne's World Drive." Draper is approximately 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City. Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best-selling film magazine, after the longer-established Empire from Emap. ... Draper is a city located in Salt Lake County, Utah. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ...

Contents

Plot

Wayne and Garth's hobbies included playing street hockey, hanging out at Stan Mikita's doughnut shop (an in-joke on Tim Hortons, a popular Canadian doughnut shop and fast food restaurant), avoiding Wayne's ex-girlfriend Stacy, (whom he refers to as a "psycho hose beast"), and catching hot local bands at "Gas Works", a hard rock club in Aurora, Illinois. (Gas Works was also a Canadian in-joke; it was the name of a real Toronto live music nightclub in the late 1970s and early 1980s which primarily booked hard rock bands.) Road hockey or street hockey is an informal version of ice hockey (or roller hockey) played in the street, usually by children. ... Stanislav Stan Mikita (born May 20, 1940) was a Slovak-Canadian professional ice hockey player, generally regarded as the best center of the 1960s. ... Doughnuts being glazed at a Krispy Kreme store in Sydney, Australia. ... An in joke is a joke whose humour is clear only to those people who are in a group that has some prior knowledge (not known by the whole population) that makes the joke humorous. ... This article is about the restaurant. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Nickname: City of Lights Location in Chicagoland Country United States State Illinois Counties Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will  - Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Area    - City 39. ... An in joke is a joke whose humour is clear only to those people who are in a group that has some prior knowledge (not known by the whole population) that makes the joke humorous. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Template:A year The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ...


The movie was filled with pop culture references and also started a few catch phrases like "Not!", "Party on!", Schwing, and "Excellent!" augmented the slacker language of Generation X much as Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure had done previously. The movie was also one of the most prominent films featuring a dubiously styled baby blue AMC Pacer with flames and non-matching wheels from the 1970s, which they dub the "Mirth Mobile".[1] Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Not! is a grammatical construction in the English language expressing disagreement. ... Popularized by the Saturday Night Live sketch Waynes World, schwing is a slang term used as an exclamation of excitement or appreciation for the female form (example: Youve just won the lottery! Schwing!). In essence, the term is used to represent the act of achieving an erection. ... Slacking in the park The term slacker was commonly used in the United States in World War I and World War II to describe men who were avoiding the military draft. ... For other uses of the word, see Generation X (disambiguation). ... Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1989) is a comedy/science fiction film based on the idea of time travel. ... The AMC Pacer was a two-door compact car produced in the United States by the American Motors Corporation between 1975 and 1980, although design started in 1971. ... Template:A year The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


The film frequently breaks the fourth wall, with Wayne, Garth, and in one occasion, Glenn, the manager of Stan Makitas donuts, speaking directly to the audience, and much of the story is carried by Wayne's narration to the camera, in which he offers his thoughts on whats happening in the film. Despite Wayne, Garth, and Glenn addressing the viewer, no one else seems aware that they are in a film. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

The plot involves a scheming businessman named Benjamin (Rob Lowe) and his attempt to buy out the cable access program Wayne's World. When the show is bought out, it is quickly "reinvented", and the changes to the show, as well as Waynes blossoming relationship with vocalist Cassandra, whose career Benjamin has also taken an interest in, leads to a rift forming between Wayne and Garth.


Wayne's World has multiple endings and anti-plot (the ridicule of common plot techniques). The movie provides two "alternate" endings - a sad ending and a Scooby-Doo ending. These two endings are an alternative to the mega-happy ending. The sequel makes it clear that the "Mega-Happy Ending" is what actually occurred. Multiple endings refer to a case in entertainment (usually video games) where the story could end in different ways, depending on the actions of the characters. ... Scooby-doo is also British naval divers slang for civilian sport scuba diver. Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002...


Video game

A video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis game called Wayne's World was created. Wayne and Garth are playable characters. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES (pronounced either as a word or acronym), is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ...


Cultural references and trivia

  • Wayne began to play Stairway to Heaven on the Stratocaster in the music store in the original theatrical release; however, the producers had not secured the rights to the song (they mistakenly believed using only the first few opening notes would be permissible) and all subsequent versions of Wayne's World have not included the beginning of the song, despite Wayne famously exclaiming "No Stairway! Denied!". However they managed to secure rights to Queen's "We Will Rock You" and used the ending riff of that song, in the hopes that no one would know the difference.
  • A Wayne's World theme park attraction was built and featured at the formerly-Paramount-owned theme parks Kings Dominion and Carowinds. The Wayne's World-themed roller coaster, Hurler, remains at both parks, but the Wayne's World section of Carowinds has been re-themed Thrill Zone, and the Wayne's World section of Kings Dominion has been merged into another area of the park known as The Grove.
  • The use of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the film propelled the song to #2 in Billboard singles charts nearly 20 years after its first release (a year earlier, it had also gone to number one in the UK for the second time after the death of Freddie Mercury). The soundtrack album reached number one in the Billboard album charts.
  • Rob Lowe's character introduces himself as Benjamin Caine, but is listed in the credits as Benjamin Oliver. It is a little known fact that this is not a continuity error but, instead a tribute to producer Bernie Brillstein's son Michael's seventh grade best friend, Oliver Benjamin.
  • In the scene where Russell and Benjamin visit the Channel 10 building, there's a Commodore PET Model 4032 sitting in the background in the office.
  • The commercial for Noah's Arcade that opens the film contains footage of Sonic the Hedgehog playing in the background, which is a Sega Genesis game, not an arcade game.
  • The statue of cars on a large spike (shown while Wayne, Garth, and crew are driving) is actually a real statue, named "Spindle" in Berwyn, Illinois.
  • Various films and TV shows are referenced in the jokes, including Bugs Bunny, Stay tuned, Star Trek, Scooby Doo, Love Boat, Terminator 2, Scanners, James Bond, and the Twilight Zone. In addition, one sequence consists of a series of parodies of well known television commercials aired in the years leading up to the film, including Pepsi, Nuprin, and Pizza Hut.

Stairway to Heaven is a song by the English rock group Led Zeppelin, composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant, and recorded on their fourth studio album, (Led Zeppelin IV). ... A Fender Stratocaster with rosewood fingerboard and three-tone sunburst finish. ... Paramount Parks is an operator of theme parks and attractions, which annually attract about 13 million patrons. ... Paramounts Kings Dominion is located in Doswell, Virginia (25 miles north of Richmond, Virginia) on Interstate 95. ... Carowinds is a 105 acre theme park, located on the borderline between North and South Carolina, in Charlotte and Fort Mill, respectively. ... A typical roller coaster The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. ... Bohemian Rhapsody is a song written by Freddie Mercury, originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Freddie Mercury (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991),[1] born Farrokh Bulsara, was a British-Indian rock musician, best known as the lead singer and pianist of the English rock band Queen. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Covina is a city located in Los Angeles County, California about 22 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Menards is a chain of home improvement stores in the Midwestern United States. ... Chia Pets are a brand of collectible animal figurines manufactured and originated by the San Francisco, California based company Joseph Enterprises, Inc. ... The Clapper is a gadget that uses a sound-activated switch sensitive to hand clapping, to turn off and on any two appliances that are plugged into it depending on the number of times you clap. ... Empire Today, LLC is a Northlake, Illinois-based home furnishing company, specializing in flooring installation. ... Victory Auto Wreckers is an auto salvage yard located in the Chicago suburb of Bensenville, Illinois. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... Laverne & Shirley was a popular American television situation comedy which ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983. ... Robert Hepler Lowe born March 17, 1964) is an American actor. ... Bernie Brillstein (b. ... The PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) was a home-/personal computer produced by Commodore starting in the late 1970s. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... Berwyn is the name of some places in the United States of America: Berwyn, Illinois Devon-Berwyn, Pennsylvania Berwyn Heights, Maryland. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Pepsi-Cola, commonly called Pepsi, is a soft drink produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to relieve the symptoms of arthritis, primary dysmenorrhoea, pyrexia; and as an analgesic, especially where there is an inflammatory component. ... Pizza Hut is a restaurant chain and international franchise based in Addison, Texas USA (a northern suburb of Dallas) specializing in American-style pizza along with side dishes including (depending on location) buffalo wings, breadsticks, and garlic bread. ...

Notes

  1. ^ [1]Excellent! 'Wayne's World' car for sale AMC Pacer from movie, $1.2 million Shelby Mustang among items for sale by car museum. CNNMoney.com December 16, 2004 NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The 1976 AMC Pacer used in the 1992 movie "Wayne's World" is among the items to be sold by an Illinois car museum.

See also

Wayne (left) and Garth (right) displaying a list of the Top Ten Babes of All Time. Waynes World was one of the most popular recurring sketches to come from the NBC television series, Saturday Night Live. ... Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... See also: Listed chronologically, Listed by cast member Listed alphabetically A Annoying Man (Jon Lovitz) Appalachian Emergency Room (Seth Meyers, Chris Parnell, and various others) April May June (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) Ashley Ashley (Nora Dunn) Astronaut Jones (Tracy Morgan) The Atteburys (Ana Gasteyer, Mark McKinney/Will Ferrell) Audience McGee (Adam...

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