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Tapeheads (1988)

A couple of creative losers accidently become big shots in the video music industry.

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Josh Tager
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Kay Mart
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Lester Diamond
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Nikki Morton
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After being fired from their jobs as security guards, Josh and Ivan form Video Aces, a video production company. Using Josh's talent and Ivan's business savvy, they attempt to hit it big in the business while doing projects they want to do. Among those whose paths cross with theirs are Norman Mart, an extremely right-wing presidential candidate; Samantha Gregory, a scheming music reporter; and Mo Fuzz, a producer willing to give them a chance or three if they'll work on spec. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Tapeheads - Verrückt auf Video  »

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$343,786 (USA)
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Was set to be released by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group but picked up by Avenue Pictures due to DEG's bankruptcy. See more »

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Ivan Alexeev: You look ravishing and I'd like to chew on your thighs.
Samantha Gregory: I thought we had a professional relationship.
Ivan Alexeev: So I'll pay.
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THIS MOTION PICTURE IS PROTECTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES. ANY UNAUTHORIZED EXHIBITION, DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THIS MOTION PICTURE OR VIDEOTAPE OR ANY PART THEREOF (INCLUDING SOUNDTRACK) MAY RESULT IN SEVERE CIVIC AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES. BREAK THE LAW -- GO TO JAIL! See more »

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Brilliant, over the top eighties spoof
5 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tapeheads is a surprisingly perfect satire of the eighties made at the end of the eighties. It is very funny, with an intelligent script and great dialog. Fine comedic performances by Cusack and Robbins. Multiple intertwined plots. There is a love story between a female artist and Robbins' nerdy video artist. A self-help guide with Cusack trying to better himself and his buddy. A music marathon with wonderful performances. A corrupt politician caught in a delicious scandal. All this combined with an hysterical dysfunctional family drama, make for a thoroughly wacky and wild time. The soundtrack is fabulous too. In particular, Roscoe's Rap manages to send up MTV, KFC, TV advertising and Rap music. Loved it!


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