Wayne's World

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Paramount Pictures Released 1992

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Director:
Penelope Spheeris
Released:
1992
Rating:
PG-13

Wayne Campbell and his friend Garth Algar host a show out of their basement that's very popular in their local haunt of Aurora, Illinois. Soon, a big Hollywood so and so named Benjamin comes knocking wanting to take the show prime time, but of course with a wider audience comes compromise and the boys might not be willing to. On top of sinister designs for the show, Benjamin also has romantic designs on Wayne's sexy girlfriend Cassandra. Wayne must then fight for his artistic integrity and his girl's affection, before Benjamin can weasel both away from him.

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  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie wants to be a laffaminit extravaganza like the Zucker & Abrahams productions, but with slyer humor, more inside jokes, throwaway references and just plain goofiness, as w...

  • 70

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

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

  • 50

    Variety

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

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      • Production Budget - $20,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $121,697,323 (8th)
        Worldwide Gross - $183,097,323 (10th)

        Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $239,289,194
        Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $360,017,869

      • Filming locations include:
        Aurora, Illinois
        Berwyn, Illinois
        Cerritos, California
        Chicago, Illinois
        Covina, California
        Los Angeles, California
        Mesa, Arizona
        Scottsdale, Arizona
        Lakewood, California
        West Covina, California

      • Music:
        WAYNE'S WORLD THEME
        By Mike Myers & G.E. Smith
        BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
        By Freddie Mercury
        Performed by Queen
        EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU
        By Whitfield Crane & Klaus Eichstadt
        Performed by Ugly Kid Joe
        ROMEO AND JULIET - FANTASY OVERTURE
        By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
        Performed by Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
        SOUND OFF
        By Willie Lee DuckworthDREAM WEAVER
        Written and Performed by Gary Wright
        FIRE
        By Jimi Hendrix
        Performed by Tia Carrere
        LOUD LOVE
        By Chris Cornell
        Performed by Soundgarden
        STRING QUARTET IN G, OPUS 54, NO.1 - THIRD MOVEMENT
        By Joseph Haydn (as F. Haydn)
        Performed by The Aeolian Quartet
        ROCK CANDY
        By Ronnie Montrose, Sammy Hagar, Bill Church & Denny Carmassi
        Performed by BulletBoys
        LOVING YOUR LOVIN'
        By Jerry Williams
        Performed by Eric Clapton
        TOUCH ME
        By Jennifer Blakeman, Kelly Breznik & Danny Johnson
        Performed by Tia Carrere
        BLUE HAWAII
        By Leo Robin & Ralph Rainger
        HOT AND BOTHERED
        By Eric Brittingham & Tom Keifer
        Performed by Cinderella
        THEME FROM STAR TREK
        By Alexander Courage
        SIKAMIKANICO
        By Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante & Chad Smith
        Performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers
        MICKEY
        By Nicolas Chinn & Michael Chapman
        COLD CHILLS
        By Donnie Purnell & Bob Halligan Jr.
        Performed by Kix
        FOXY LADY
        Written and Performed by Jimi Hendrix
        ALL NIGHT THING
        By Chris Cornell
        Performed by Temple of the Dog
        HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
        By Mildred J. Hill & Patty S. Hill
        RIDE WITH YOURSELF
        By Greg Fields & Georg Dolivo
        Performed by Rhino Bucket
        WHY YOU WANNA BREAK MY HEART
        By Dwight Twilley
        Performed by Tia Carrere
        FEED MY FRANKENSTEIN
        By Zodiac Mindwarp, Alice Cooper, Nick Coler & Ian Richardson
        Performed by Alice Cooper
        MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE
        By Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox
        THE MURDER
        By Bernard Herrmann
        TIME MACHINE
        By Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio & Tony Iommi
        Performed by Black Sabbath
        MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE THEME
        By Lalo Schifrin
        WAYNE'S WORLD THEME (EXTENDED VERSION)
        By Mike Myers & G.E. Smith
        Performed by Mike Myers (as Wayne) & Dana Carvey (as Garth)
        BALLROOM BLITZ
        By Michael Chapman & Nicolas Chinn
        Performed by Tia Carrere

      • Taglines:
        1. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll hurl.
        2. One world. One party.

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