Wayne's World (1992)



Critic Consensus: An oddball comedy that revels in its silliness and memorable catch phrases, Wayne's World is also fondly regarded because of its endearing characters.

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Originally a skit on "Saturday Night Live" during the late '80s and early '90s, "Wayne's World" is about two teenage dudes who host a public access TV show, which is mainly about rock, babes and people who live in the area. One day Wayne and Garth go to a rock concert, and Wayne falls in love with a bass guitarist named Cassandra Wong. Wayne spends the rest of the movie trying to get Casandra to fall in love with him. He also struggles with a network executive who wants to buy the rights to his show.
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Mike Myers
as Wayne Campbell
Dana Carvey
as Garth Algar
Rob Lowe
as Benjamin Oliver
Tia Carrere
as Cassandra
Brian Doyle-Murray
as Noah Vanderhoff
Dan Bell
as Neil
Kurt Fuller
as Russell
Colleen Camp
as Mrs. Vanderhoff
Donna Dixon
as Dreamwoman
Meat Loaf
as Tiny
Ione Skye
as Elyse
Frederick Coffin
as Officer Koharski
Chris Farley
as Security Guard
Charles Noland
as Ron Paxton
Robert Patrick
as Bad Cop
Frank DiLeo
as Frankie Sharp--Mr. Big
Eric Crabb
as Guitar Store Clerk
Mark St. James
as Fellow Drummer
Harris Shore
as Detective
Peder Melhuse
as Detective
Don Amendolia
as Announcer
Carmen Filpi
as Old Man Withers
Anna Schoeller
as Girl Driver
Robin Ruzan
as Waitress
Alice Cooper
as Alice Cooper
Stan Mikita
as Stan Mikita
Ed O'Neill
as Mikita's Manager
George Foster
as Crucial Taunt Band Member
Anthony Focx
as Crucial Taunt Band Member
Marc Ferrari
as Crucial Taunt Band Member
Marco Ferrari
as Guitarist - Crucial Taunt Band Member
Stef Burns
as Alice Cooper's Band Member
Pete Freezin'
as Alice Cooper's Band Member
Greg Smith
as Alice Cooper's Band Member
Derek Sherinian
as Alice Cooper's Band Member
Jimmy DeGrassio
as Alice Cooper's Band Member
Jimmy de Grassio
as Drummer - Alice Cooper's Band Member
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Critic Reviews for Wayne's World

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (8)

Hollywood surely accepts the movie's message: laughter is the least expensive therapy. And audiences may happily parrot another Wayneism to Myers: 'He shoots! He scores!'

Full Review… | May 6, 2008
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

The movie has a pleasing daftness.

Full Review… | May 6, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Director Penelope Spheeris, with her first major studio assignment (and eight-figure budget), delivers a colorful but uneventful picture.

Full Review… | May 6, 2008
Top Critic

Very silly but enjoyable.

Full Review… | May 6, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Much of the credit for the film's success lies with Spheeris, whose confident if rough-edged direction keeps it on track and cooking.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The film tends to be funny when confining itself to short sketches or dopey television-based humor, flat when pretending to be anything more.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Wayne's World

Moronically hilarious and clever for this oddball comedy. Wayne's World is highlighted by the constant humor from Myers & Carvey, making it one of the most successful SNL-sketch-based-films to date. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

It may be one of the dumbest comedies to ever come out of Hollywood, but these characters are undeniable some of the funniest people every put to screen, especially from a film that was solely based on a sketch show. The jokes hit almost every time throughout this film, due to it's genus writing, ripping on the Hollywood stereotypes and product placement laws. Clearly they had a blast making this film, because the audience has just as much fun as them. I will say that it is a very subjective picture, due to it's appeal. Most people will probably get a kick out of this film, but some will probably bow their heads in shame as to how dumb it is, but at least it is self-aware. I thought "Wayne's World" was great!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Mike Myers' takes a pretty good jab at the American, middle class,basement-living, stoner/slacker rock and roll dreamer culture. Although it helps if you've been there, its not entirely necessary to get the busload of culture references thrown around with merry glee and with nary a drug reference made at all.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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