Wayne's World

Wayne's World

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Director: Penelope Spheeris

Cast: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe

     
 

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Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne's World is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). From Wayne's basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called "Wayne's World" on local public access television. The show comes to theSee more details below

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Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne's World is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). From Wayne's basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called "Wayne's World" on local public access television. The show comes to the attention of a sleazy network executive (Rob Lowe) who wants to produce a big-budget version of "Wayne's World"--and he also wants Wayne's girlfriend, a rock singer named Cassandra (Tia Carrere). Wayne and Garth have to battle the executive not only to save their show, but also Cassandra. Director Penelope Spheeris, Myers and Carvey hang a lot of silly, but funny, jokes on this thin plot, and the energy of the cast--as well as the wild pop-culture references--make Wayne's World a cut above the average Saturday Night Live spin-off movie.

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Wayne's World marked the big-screen emergence of one of the silliest comic sensibilities of the 1990s, Saturday Night Live's Mike Myers. Myers co-wrote the film, and while Wayne's World shares the absurd, nonsensical punning of a comedy such as Airplane! (1980), it has an irreverence and good nature all its own. Director Penelope Spheeris gives sequences time to develop -- unlike the standard rapid-fire approach in most comedies -- and as a result, the bits gain a loose, bizarre, and almost self-referential quality that intensifies the laughs. This kind of mocking, joke-within-a-joke style would become Myers' trademark. In the lead role, the comedian is vulnerable enough to make his character's foibles endearing, and his squirmy, gleeful charm is both believable and funny.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929301171
Original Release:
1992
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Sales rank:
9,360

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike Myers Wayne Campbell
Dana Carvey Garth Algar
Robert A.A. Lowe Benjamin Oliver
Tia Carrere Cassandra
Lara Flynn Boyle Stacy
Brian Doyle-Murray Noah Vanderhoff
Colleen Camp Mrs. Vanderhoff
Kurt Fuller Russell
Alice Cooper Himself
Donna Dixon Dreamwoman
Michael DeLuise Alan
Dan Bell Neil
Lee Tergesen Terry
Sean Gregory Sullivan Phil
Frederick Coffin Officer Koharski
Chris Farley Security Guard
Ed O'Neill Mikita's Manager, Glen
Ione Skye Elyse
Robert Patrick Police Officer (uncredited)
Michael Patrick Carter Actor
Glenn Daniels Actor
Mark St. James Fellow Drummer
Michael Hagerty Davy
Meat Loaf Tiny
Charles Noland Ron Paxton
Frank DiLeo Frankie Sharp - Mr. Big
Eric Crabb Guitar Store Clerk
Harris Shore Detective
Peder Melhuse Detective
Don Amendolia Announcer
Carmen Filpi Old Man Withers
Anna Schoeller Girl Driver
Robin Ruzan Waitress
Stan Mikita Himself
George Foster Guitarist - Crucial Taunt Band Member
Anthony Focx Drummer - Crucial Taunt Band Member
Marco Ferrari Guitarist - Crucial Taunt Band Member
Stef Burns Guitarist - Alice Cooper's Band Member
Pete Freezin' Guitarist - Alice Cooper's Band Member
Greg Smith Bassist - Alice Cooper's Band Member
Derek Sherinian Keyboards - Alice Cooper's Band Member
Jimmy de Grassio Drummer - Alice Cooper's Band Member

Technical Credits
Penelope Spheeris Director
Mel Berns Makeup
Tony Brown Production Designer
Gae S. Buckley Set Decoration/Design
Malcolm Campbell Editor
Glenn Daniels Casting
Gregg Fonseca Production Designer
Alan Lee Graf Stunts
Jay R. Hart Set Decoration/Design
Peggy Holmes Choreography
Howard W. Koch Executive Producer
Leonard Michaels Producer
Lorne Michaels Producer
Bruce A. Miller Art Director
Dinah Minot Associate Producer
Mike Myers Screenwriter
Thomas Nelson Musical Direction/Supervision
J. Peter Robinson Score Composer
Lisette Thomas Set Decoration/Design
Barnaby Thompson Associate Producer
Pat Tonnema Costumes/Costume Designer
Bonnie Turner Screenwriter
Terry Turner Screenwriter
Theo Van de Sande Cinematographer

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