×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Wayne’s World

Wayne's World weakly transfers the popular Saturday Night Live TV sketch to the big screen . . . NOT! SNL regular Mike Myers created the characters of two overage heavy metal teens fronting a cable access TV show in Aurora, Ill. Like Weird Al Yankovic's flop pic UHF, the film satirizes various genres using TV as a starting point.

With:
Mike Myers Dana Carvey Rob Lowe Tia Carrere Lara Flynn Boyle Colleen Camp

Wayne’s World weakly transfers the popular Saturday Night Live TV sketch to the big screen . . . NOT! SNL regular Mike Myers created the characters of two overage heavy metal teens fronting a cable access TV show in Aurora, Ill. Like Weird Al Yankovic’s flop pic UHF, the film satirizes various genres using TV as a starting point.

Ostensible plot has Rob Lowe as a slimy opportunist who buys the heroes’ Wayne’s World show and re-structures it to plug Brian Doyle-Murray’s video arcade business. Wayne (Myers) falls in love with beautiful Hong Kong rock singer Tia Carrere and has to worry about womanizer Lowe stealing her away.

Director Penelope Spheeris, with her first major studio assignment (and eight-figure budget), delivers a colorful but uneventful picture. As with Clue, picture features three alternate endings, played back to back like the Clue video.

Guest stars add almost nothing to the proceedings, including Dan Aykroyd’s wife Donna Dixon as Carvey’s beautiful dream girl, Ione Skye as Lowe’s girlfriend, Meat Loaf as a bouncer and Ed O’Neill as a nutty donut shop manager.

Wayne's World

Production: Paramount. Director Penelope Spheeris; Producer Lorne Michaels; Screenplay Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner; Camera Theo Van de Sande; Editor Malcolm Campbell; Music J. Peter Robinson; Art Director Gregg Fonseca

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1992. Running time: 95 MIN.

With: Mike Myers Dana Carvey Rob Lowe Tia Carrere Lara Flynn Boyle Colleen Camp

More Film

  • Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig to Undergo Ankle Surgery After 'Bond 25' Injury

    Daniel Craig will undergo ankle surgery after sustaining an injury while filming “Bond 25.” “Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica,” the franchise’s official Twitter account posted. “Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the [...]

  • Oh Mercy

    Cannes Film Review: 'Oh Mercy'

    It takes more than just watching “Oh Mercy” to understand exactly why Arnaud Desplechin was drawn to the subject matter of his latest movie, a reasonably engrossing police procedural with roots in a 2008 TV documentary. Something of an unexpected detour in the veteran director’s weighty career, the film combines multiple strands to paint a [...]

  • Spielberg's Amblin Chief Jeff Small on

    Listen: Spielberg's Amblin Chief on Making 'Movies in the Middle'

    With the sequel “A Dog’s Journey” now in theaters, Amblin Partners continues to find ways to release the kind of films that aren’t typical of what dominates American multiplexes these days. An follow-up to the 2017 surprise hit “A Dog’s Purpose,” “Journey” is just another example of the cinematic strategy evident at Amblin, the production [...]

  • I Lost My Body

    French Animation 'I Lost My Body' Tops Cannes Critics' Week Winners

    “I Lost My Body,” a dark French animated film from writer-director Jérémy Clapin, has come up trumps in this year’s Critics’ Week program at the Cannes Film Festival, taking the strand’s top honor, the Nespresso Grand Prize. The film, which follows a young man’s severed hand as it struggles to be reunited with its own, [...]

  • Contract Placeholder Business WGA ATA Agent

    Talent Agents Blast Verve Agreement With Writers Guild

    The lead negotiator for Hollywood’s talent agencies has again blasted the Writers Guild and its recent agreement with the Verve agency — and cautioned other agencies against following suit. Verve defected from the major agencies on May 16 when it became the first sizable Hollywood talent agency to sign the WGA’s Code of Conduct. That [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content