Hapless metalheads Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) run a popular public broadcast TV show where they delight in making fun of guests and chewing the fat about girls, movies and music.
When ruthless TV executive Benjamin Kane (Rob Lowe) offers them big bucks to take 'Wayne's World' to his network, the boys agree but soon find themselves under the corporate thumb. What's more, the oily Kane is also out to steal Wayne's new girl Cassandra (Tia Carrere), the singer in hot new rock band Crucial Taunt. Pooling their resources to regain control of the show and keep Cassandra out of Kane's clutches, Wayne and Garth embark on an epic quest that will involve Alice Cooper, a demented doughnut salesman and a host of other colourful characters.
A big screen version of Myers' Saturday Night Live (SNL) sketch, the Wayne's World movie quickly became a cultural phenomena following its US release in 1991. Packed with quotable lines and memorable scenes - most notably the boys' ingratiating backstage encounter with Alice Cooper and the legendary headbanging sequence that propelled Bohemian Rhapsody back to the top of the charts - the film's quirky, in-joke appeal made it a cult favourite for years after.
Directed by Penelope Spheeris, who made her name in music documentaries such as The Decline of Western Civilisation - Wayne's World captures the manic spirit of the SNL sketch while successfully stringing the concept out into a compellingly anarchic plot, complete with lovable characters and some wonderfully surreal moments.