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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

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Starring (View all)
Rob Reiner Rob Reiner
Marty DiBergi
Chazz Dominguez Chazz Dominguez
Heavy Metal Fan
R.J. Parnell R.J. Parnell
Mick Shrimpton
Tony Hendra Tony Hendra
Ian Faith
Michael McKean Michael McKean
David St. Hubbins
Christopher Guest Christopher Guest
Nigel Tufnel
Harry Shearer Harry Shearer
Derek Smalls
Bruno Kirby Bruno Kirby
Tommy Pischedda


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Christopher Guest Christopher Guest
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Michael McKean Michael McKean
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Criterion Trailer 11: This is Spinal Tap

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Spinal Tap - These Go To 11

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Cinematically innovative, and extremely funny!

15 years, 10 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

12 years, 11 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 (37), Mockumentary (28), Music (23), 1984 (16), 1980s (15), Spoof (11), Satire (10), Heavy Metal (8), Rockumentary (6), Usa (6), Friendship (5), Mime (5), Band (4), Fictional Band (4), American (4), Cricket Bat (3), Washed Out (3), Musical (3), Rock (3), Backstage (3)
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