Featuring an onstage discussion with producer Lorne Michaels, stars Mike Myers, Dana Carvey and Rob Lowe, and director Penelope Spheeris
Introduced by the film’s executive producer (and Academy President) Hawk Koch
Twenty-one years ago, Mike Myers made his film debut alongside Dana Carvey in a big-screen version of their beloved “Saturday Night Live” sketch about two metal-head teenagers named Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar.
The babe-lovin’ duo hosts a weekly public access cable TV show called “Wayne’s World,” broadcast from a basement in Aurora, Illinois. Due to Myers’s and Carvey’s hectic television schedule, the film was shot in just over one month.
Much like “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” before it, “Wayne’s World” was so influential on popular culture that many of its phrases became everyday expressions, from “Schwing!” and “NOT!” to ”We’re not worthy!”
The soundtrack also became wildly popular and propelled Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, more than 15 years after its original release. The success of the movie guaranteed a sequel, and the following year Paramount released “Wayne’s World 2.”
Our panel celebrated their 21st by recounting their adventures in creating this pop culture classic.
Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive and Paramount.
- April 23, 2013
- Samuel Goldwyn Theater