Waynes World

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The original party-down movie of the year, featuring rockin' tunes, radical babes, and your most excellent hosts, wayne campbell and garth algar.


Studio Paramount
SKU 40154326
UPC 097363270645
UPC 14 00097363270645
Format DVD
Release Date 1/17/2006
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Myers,Mike
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Name Penelope Spheeris
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Cast & Crew
Tia Carrere - Actor
Rob Lowe - Actor
Meat Loaf - Actor
Mike Meyers - Actor
Brian Doyle-Murray - Actor
Chris Farley - Actor
Dana Carvey - Actor
Lara Flynn Boyle - Actor
Penelope Spheeris - Director
Theo van de Sande - Director of Photography
J. Peter Robinson - Musical Score
Lorne Michaels - Producer
Bonnie & Terry Turner - Writer
Mike Myers - Writer
MTV Award (1992) Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Winner, Best On-Screen Duo,Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Nominee, Best Comedic Performance,Tia Carrere, Nominee, Most Desirable Female
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review I walked into "Wayne's World" expecting a lot of dumb, vulgar comedy, and I got plenty, but I also found what I didn't expect: a genuinely amusing, sometimes even intelligent, undercurrent. Like the "Bill & Ted" movies, this one works on its intended level and then sneaks in excursions to some other levels, too...The movie is inspired by "Saturday Night Live's" long-running parody of local access cable TV. "Wayne's World" originates from the paneled basement room of its host, Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers), who looks to be in his late 20s but still lives at home with his parents in Aurora. Wayne's sidekick is Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), looking uncannily like Arte Johnson and operating with the brain power of a clever 7-year-old. The two of them interview strange guests, drool over posters of their favorite models and use the word "excellent" a whole lot...One quality that grew on me during the film was Myers' conversations with the camera. In a sense, this whole movie is a cable access documentary on his life, and particularly on his great and helpless crush on Tia Carrere. The Dana Carvey character doesn't wear as well; the fact that his personality has a severely limited range of notes doesn't prevent him from playing them over and over...But the movie is so good-spirited we forgive him...A few days before "Wayne's World" was screened, I got a letter from my local cable access people, advising me of some of the real shows they run, and asking me to have a look. I have already been looking, but my reactions may not please them very much. In a way, their best programs are their worst ones - because in aspiring to professionalism, they aspire also to the canned predictability of routine TV. The access shows I like the best are the ones on which I can never be sure what is going to happen next. "Wayne's World" gets that right.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource The Washington Post
Review Maybe you have to be hip to the "Wayne's World" skit on TV's "Saturday Night Live." Maybe you have to be puerile, young-hearted and susceptible to jokes about -- there's no other way to put this -- sphincters. Well, "Wayne's World"-the-movie is a Roto-Rooter for clogged humor...For the uninitiated, the regular "Wayne's World" sketch is about two longhaired, suburban, rockin' teenagers, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey), who cohost a public-access cable show in Aurora, Ill., called . . . you know...Myers, who created the original characters, has to make a feature film out of a teeny sketch. With cowriters Bonnie and Terry Turner, he fares better than you'd expect. But there are stretch marks -- not to mention guest stars, including Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, Lara Flynn Boyle and Donna Dixon. The finale, an attempt to lampoon movie endings, is a despair-driven inability to end the movie...Myers has also let success prematurely go to his head. The romance between his character and lissome rock singer Cassandra (Tia Carrere) would never happen in a million years. In Wayne's dreams maybe...There are plenty of Wayne-Garth moments to enjoy, however. Whenever Wayne sees Cassandra perform, he goes into a swoony reverie, with Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver" playing over the soundtrack. We're talking one of the most cringe-inducing AM songs of the 1970s. If Cassandra were president, opines Garth, "she'd be BABE-raham Lincoln"...Carvey's Garth is the best thing about this movie. A shy, cross-eyed lad with black spectacles and an enormous mane of hair, his body moves in a tentative, jerky way. When, in a fantasy scene, he picks up the woman of his dreams, he lip-syncs to a raunchy Jimi Hendrix tune ("Foxy Lady"), gyrating toward her with involuntary pelvic thrusts. It's worth the price of admission.
Reviewer Desson Howe
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Myers,Mike
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Siskel & Ebert Two thumbs up! Completely original...smart and funny.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Myers and Carvey are funny...
Empire A classic comedy of its time.
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader ...[a] very silly but enjoyable 1992 comedy, developed from characters introduced on Saturday Night Live...
Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star Myers and Carvey cut it up on the rare Saturday Night Live skit that shines on the silver screen.
Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall Hilariously endearing.

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