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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

This Is Spinal Tap
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Rob Reiner Rob Reiner
Marty DiBergi
Kimberly Stringer Kimberly Stringer
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R.J. Parnell R.J. Parnell
Mick Shrimpton
David Kaff David Kaff
Viv Savage
Tony Hendra Tony Hendra
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Michael McKean Michael McKean
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Cinematically innovative, and extremely funny!

9 years, 4 months ago at Jul 8 11:27
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"Certainly, in the topsy-turvy world of heavy rock, having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is often useful."

Rob Reiner's celebrated "rockumentary" This is Spinal Tap is an eccentric, innovative cinematic creation that justifiably generated its own individual genre. The film rapidly reached its cult classic status and is still held in extraordinarily high regard over 20 year... read more

A good movie

6 years, 5 months ago at Jun 6 14:31
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Since I kept hearing some really good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, it was basically one of those cases when I heard about the movie for years, I got such huge expectations and this movie reached an almost mythical status in my mind. However, did the movie really live up to those expectations? Not really, I’m afraid. I mean, it was a good movie and it i... read more
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Spinal Tap, the world's loudest band, is chronicled by hack documentarian Marti DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Release date: 2 March 1984
UPC: 044008496922
Tags: Comedy (34), Mockumentary (28), Music (22), 1984 (16), 1980s (15), Spoof (11), Satire (10), Usa (8), Heavy Metal (8), Mime (5), Friendship (5), Rockumentary (5), Band (4), Fictional Band (4), Musical (4), Rock (3), (3), Cricket Bat (3), Washed Out (3), Backstage (3)
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" Excellent "Mockumentary" that take all the things we love about rock and make it into a loving but fun homage to the genre. The music is so good that the fake band went on tour afterwards and Spinal Tap actually has better hits than some of the other hard rock bands that I have on my favorite list on Spotify. The fantastic comedic trio that makes up the heart of this band (McKean, Shearer and Guest) will forever be at their best here."


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