Wayne's World is a 1992 comedy film starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of a cable access television show (called Wayne's World) from Aurora, Illinois. The movie was adapted from a popular sketch of the same name on NBC's Saturday Night Live. The film grossed US$121.6 million in its theatrical run, placing it as the eighth highest grossing film of 1992 and easily the highest grossing movie ever based on a Saturday Night Live skit. It was directed by Penelope Spheeris with Myers co-writing the script.
Wayne's World also featured Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, and Lara Flynn Boyle. Other appearances include Brian Doyle-Murray, Robert Patrick (spoofing his role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Ed O'Neill, Ione Skye, Chris Farley (his first film role), Meat Loaf, and Alice Cooper.
Wayne's World received mostly positive reviews upon release and was commercially successful (unlike many Saturday Night Live-based films). It was followed by Wayne's World 2. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Wayne's World the 41st greatest comedy film of all time. The success of the film and its sequel led a street in Draper, Utah, to be named "Wayne's World Drive." Draper is approximately 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City.