Wayne's World

Wayne's World

Penelope Spheeris (1992)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Bill and Ted introduced the concept of dudes to an unwitting audience, but it was this spin-off from the TV show Saturday Night Live that brought in the megabucks and took "teen speak" to a new level. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey play Wayne and Garth, whose low-budget public access cable show is transformed into a national TV phenomenon by sleazy producer Rob Lowe. Along the way, Myers falls in love with rock chick Tia Carrere and, along with Carvey, gets to meet their idol Alice Cooper. Aiming for the unashamedly moronic, director Penelope Spheeris nevertheless manages to sneak in some sly satirical jibes and it benefits from inspired casting: Myers and Carvey are excellent, Lowe and Lara Flynn Boyle, as Myers's mad ex-girlfriend, are both nicely cast against type, and there is a neat cameo from Terminator 2 villain Robert Patrick. The music's mainly metal, but the wonderful Queen tribute means you will never - if you ever did - be able to take Bohemian Rhapsody seriously again.


Two heavy-metal fans broadcast an amateur TV programme from their basement. A slimy network executive offers them the chance to turn professional, but as they enjoy the perks of wealth and fame, they find their show being ruined by corporate interference. Comedy, starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Lara Flynn Boyle, with a cameo by Alice Cooper.

Cast & Crew

Wayne Campbell Mike Myers
Garth Algar Dana Carvey
Benjamin Oliver Rob Lowe
Cassandra Tia Carrere
Noah Vanderhoff Brian Doyle-Murray
Stacy Lara Flynn Boyle
Alan Michael DeLuise
Neil Dan Bell
Terry Lee Tergesen
Russell Kurt Fuller
Phil Sean Gregory Sullivan
Mrs Vanderhoff Colleen Camp
Dream woman Donna Dixon
Director Penelope Spheeris
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: video and DVD