Wayne's World 2

Wayne's World 2

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Stephen Surjik
Produced by Lorne Michaels
Screenplay by Mike Myers
Bonnie Turner
Terry Turner
Based on Wayne's World
by Mike Myers
Music by Carter Burwell
Cinematography Francis Kenny
Edited by Malcolm Campbell
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • December 10, 1993 (1993-12-10)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $40 million
Box office $48.2 million[1]

Wayne's World 2 is a 1993 American comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a public-access television cable TV show in Aurora, Illinois. The film is the sequel to Wayne's World (1992), which was adapted from a sketch on NBC's Saturday Night Live.


Rock-and-roll fans Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar now host their public-access television television show, Wayne's World, from an abandoned factory in Aurora, Illinois. After an Aerosmith concert, Wayne has a dream in which he meets Jim Morrison and a "weird naked Indian" in a desert. Morrison convinces Wayne that his destiny is to organize a major music festival. Wayne and Garth dub the concert "Waynestock" and get to work by hiring Morrison's former roadie, Del Preston. Their early attempts to sign bands and sell tickets fall flat, and Wayne wonders if the endeavour is futile.

Wayne's girlfriend Cassandra, singer of the band Crucial Taunt, has a new producer, Bobby Cahn, who tries to pull her away from Wayne and Illinois. After Wayne admits spying on her due to his suspicion of Bobby's ulterior motives, Cassandra breaks up with him and becomes engaged to Bobby. Garth meets a beautiful woman, Honey Hornée, who attempts to manipulate Garth into killing her ex-husband, but Garth ends the relationship.

Tickets are sold for Waynestock but no bands arrive. Leaving Garth to keep the rowdy crowd in check, Wayne disrupts Cassandra's wedding before escaping the ceremony with her. Meanwhile, Garth has stage fright during the concert. Wayne returns to find the bands have still not arrived.

In the dream desert, Wayne and Garth consult Morrison, who says that the bands will not come and that all that matters is they tried. They become lost in the desert. Finding this unacceptable, Wayne and Garth re-enact the ending as a "Thelma & Louise ending", driving their car to find the bands but driving off a cliff when they are cornered by a helicopter. Finally, Wayne and Garth stage an ending in which the bands arrive and Waynestock is a success.

In a scene during the end credits, the concert has ended but the whole park is covered with trash which makes the "weird naked indian" cry and Wayne and Garth promise him that they will clean up all the trash in the park which makes the "weird naked indian" happy while showing him that they are picking up the trash.



Penelope Spheeris, who directed the first film, was approached by Paramount to direct the sequel, but she declined immediately due to having problems with Myers during the making of the first film. She opted to direct another TV to big screen adaptation, The Beverly Hillbillies instead and was replaced by Stephen Surjik for the sequel. It wasn't until the release of the first Austin Powers film that Spheeris finally made peace with Myers.


Wayne's World 2 received mixed reviews.[2] On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 60% "Fresh" rating, based on 43 reviews, with an average rating of 5.8/10, with the site's critical consensus reading, "The characters are still endearing, but the jokes in Wayne's World 2 are more hit-and-miss the second time around".[3]

Film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three out of four stars, and wrote that Wayne and Garth are "impossible to dislike".[4]

Box office

Although it was intended to be a Christmas season blockbuster, Wayne's World 2 was only moderately successful and did not receive the box office intake or positive fan reaction that the first film did. Its final North American gross was $48 million, slightly more than its $40 million production budget, but much less than the original film's gross of over $100 million. Wayne's World 2 also suffered from competition from other holiday season blockbusters such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Schindler's List, and The Pelican Brief.[5]


See also

Possible Third Film

In August of 2016 in a telephone interview, Mike Myers said of a third Wayne's World, "I don't know what it would look like, but the idea of it makes me laugh and Dana [Carvey] and I had a blast at the 40th Anniversary, so I don't know,".


  1. "Wayne's World 2 (1993) – Daily Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  2. Tempest, Rone (September 11, 1992). "Wayne's World 2': It's Not as Good, but Still Worthy". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  3. "Wayne's World 2 (1993)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  4. Ebert, Roger (December 10, 1993). "Wayne's World 2". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  5. Fox, David J. (December 13, 1993). "Wayne, Garth Party On at the Box Office Movies: `Wayne's World' sequel pulls in an estimated $14.2 million to push "Mrs. Doubtfire" into second place. "Sister Act 2" opens in third.". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
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