8.4/10
2,165
6 user 2 critic

Beastie Boys: Sabotage (1994)

| Short, Music | Video
Set to the song, Sabotage, the Beastie Boys appear in a condensed parody of a 1970s cop show.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Weezer: Buddy Holly (Video 1994)
Short | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Spike Jonze
Stars: Tom Bosley, Rivers Cuomo, Tony Maxwell
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A businessman, overhearing the song on the maid's radio, takes to dancing in the hotel lobby.

Director: Spike Jonze
Stars: Christopher Walken
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The fictional "Torrance Community Dance Group" does improvisational dance in a mall to Fatboy Slim's "Praise You."

Director: Spike Jonze
Stars: Fatboy Slim, Michael Gier, Spike Jonze
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Directors: Evan Bernard, Adam Bernstein, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Mike D
A-Ha: Take on Me (Video 1985)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

This classic clip presents the story of a young girl reading a comic book about a heroic guy and his fantastic adventures. Then the fictional animated character on paper invites the real ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: A-Ha, Bunty Bailey, Morten Harket
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Björk sings "It's Oh So Quiet" in a musical number set in and around a tire store.

Director: Spike Jonze
Stars: Björk, Anthony Marciona
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A music video for Nirvana's song 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'.

Director: Samuel Bayer
Stars: Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Dire Straits classic video clip for 'Money for Nothing', smash 1985 hit from the album "Brothers in Arms". The iconic video mixtures advanced animation technology and footage from the band ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Music video for the song Black Hole Sun, by the Seattle based band, Soundgarden.

Director: Howard Greenhalgh
Stars: Chris Cornell, Soundgarden
OutKast: Hey Ya! (Video 2003)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Bryan Barber
Stars: Outkast, André Benjamin, Big Boi
Short | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A series of vignettes from different historical periods and some flights of imagination inter-cut with the band REM performing one of their greatest songs in a small room. The clip for "... See full summary »

Director: Tarsem Singh
Stars: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Beastie Boys sing "Sure Shot" directly to camera.

Director: Spike Jonze
Stars: Beastie Boys
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Beastie Boys ...
Beastie Boys
...
Sir Stewart Wallace / Cochese (as Nathan Wind)
...
Bobby, 'The Rookie' (as Vic Colfari)
...
The Chief (as Alasondro Alegré)
DJ Hurricane ...
Bunny (as Fred Kelly)
Edit

Storyline

Set to the song, Sabotage, the Beastie Boys appear in a condensed parody of a 1970s cop show.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Music

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Бисти Бойз: Саботаж  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, "Sabotage" won the award for "Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman)". See more »

Crazy Credits

The Beastie Boys and DJ Hurricane play fictional fictional characters in the video; that is, they are credited under pseudonyms while playing fictional characters. See more »

Connections

Followed by Beastie Boys: Video Anthology (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
So goddam phat it's obese
21 March 2006 | by (Brighton, UK) – See all my reviews

Before seeing this video on Beavis & Butthead way back in my youth, I'd only a passing acquaintance with the Beastie Boys. Did this put me on track!

Masterful direction and a matching of visual action to the music that's just sublime, all backed up with some hilariously well thought out costuming and makeup. It looks like everyone had a lot of fun making this.

The only other video that comes close for sheer artistic value (in this reviewers' humble opinion) is Aphex Twins' Come to Daddy. But I'd happily put Sabotage head to head against Come to Daddy any day of the week.

Definitely one of the best music videos of all time and certainly the only one I've ever bought on VHS. Do excuse me, I've gotta watch it again now...


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?