Wayne's World (1992)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Buddy Film, Satire  |   Release Date - Feb 14, 1992 (USA)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, Wayne's World is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). From Wayne's basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called "Wayne's World" on local public access television. The show comes to the attention of a sleazy network executive (Rob Lowe) who wants to produce a big-budget version of "Wayne's World"--and he also wants Wayne's girlfriend, a rock singer named Cassandra (Tia Carrere). Wayne and Garth have to battle the executive not only to save their show, but also Cassandra. Director Penelope Spheeris, Myers and Carvey hang a lot of silly, but funny, jokes on this thin plot, and the energy of the cast--as well as the wild pop-culture references--make Wayne's World a cut above the average Saturday Night Live spin-off movie.

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basement, cable-TV, coming-of-age, family, friendship, integrity, love, manager, producer [showbiz], promoter, television, TV-show-host, studio

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Cult Film