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Tapeheads (1988)

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

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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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A funny movie with music. See more »

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21 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Tapeheads - Verrückt auf Video  »

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$343,786
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First film directed by Bill Fishman. See more »

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Mo Fuzz: Let's get into trouble, baby.
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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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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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Tender Love Attack
Performed by Darryl Williams
Written by Wilma Raglin & William Zimmerman
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Loved this flick
24 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

It's a next-generation Blues Brothers. Quick-moving visuals, good script, well executed. Funny, irreverent, and best of all the music is great. Love the two leads (Cusack & Robbins) and wonder if they remember having fun making this movie because it sure looked like they did. (Cusack can dance; Robbins can't.) Great to see some old-timers in the music roles - Sam Moore and Junior Walker, for two; plus there are several tunes I've never heard before so I got to hear and appreciate them for the first time. Cinematographywas well done. I'm surprised it's not a cult film for old r & b rock & rollers. The DVD came with a CD of the ending song "Ordinary Man" by the Swanky Modes (Moore & Walker), guaranteed to get you moving in your chair.


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