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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Metacritic Score

  • 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 Wih 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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