This Is Spinal Tap Movie Review 1984

Information and Film Reviews for This Is Spinal Tap the Movie

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Pseudo-rockumentary about heavy-metal band Spinal Tap, profiling their career from "England's loudest band" to an entry in the "where are they now file." Hilarious satire, featuring music performed by Guest, McKean, Shearer, and others. Included are Spinal Tap's music video "Hell Hole," and an ad for their greatest hits album, "Heavy Metal Memories." Features great cameos, particularly David Letterman's Paul Shaffer as a record promoter and Billy Crystal as a surly mime. First feature for Reiner (Meathead on "All in the Family"). Followed by "The Return of Spinal Tap."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 82 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, Rock Flicks, Technicolor Yawn, Mockumentary, Struggling Musicians
Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner
Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Tony Hendra, Bruno Kirby, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Howard Hesseman, Billy Crystal, Dana Carvey, Ed Begley, Patrick Macnee, Fran Drescher, Paul Shaffer, Anjelica Huston, Fred Willard, Paul Benedict, Archie Hahn
Peter Smokler
Rob Reiner
Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner
Karen Murphy


Natl. Film Reg. 2002.

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