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Wayne's World

Rated PG-13 95 minutes 1992

"Bill & Ted's Aurora Adventures" might almost serve as the subtitle for this very silly but enjoyable 1992 comedy, developed from characters introduced on Saturday Night Live—heavy-metal fans (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey) with a cable access show in Aurora, Illinois. The first feature produced by Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels, directed by heavy-metal specialist Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization) from a script authored by Myers, Bonnie Turner, and Terry Turner, this has a minimal plot relating to the attempted co-option and exploitation of the lead dudes by evil Chicago entrepreneurs (headed by Rob Lowe), but most of it is just Hellzapoppin-style gags, with a nice turn by Tia Carrere as a Chinese-born heavy-metal performer. Smaller parts are doled out to Brian Doyle-Murray, Lara Flynn Boyle, Colleen Camp, Meat Loaf, and Alice Cooper playing himself.

Film Credits

Director: Penelope Spheeris

Writer: Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner

Producer: Howard Koch Jr., Lorne Michaels, Dinah Minot and Barnaby Thompson

Cast: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Brian Doyle Murray, Lara Flynn Boyle, Kurt Fuller, Colleen Camp, Alice Cooper, Donna Dixon, Michael DeLuise, Dan Bell, Lee Tergesen, Sean Sullivan, Frederick Coffin, Chris Farley, Meat Loaf, Ed O'Neill, Ione Skye and Robert Patrick


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