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Tape (2001)

R | | Drama | 12 July 2002 (Denmark)
Three old high school friends pass the time in a Michigan motel room dissecting the painful memories of their high school years.

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Based on a three-character, one-act play, Tape is set entirely in Room 19 of a seedy motel in Lansing, Michigan rented by Vince, an ill-tempered, outgoing party animal/drug dealer who's visited by his old high school friend Jon, a documentary filmmaker, where they pass the time reminiscing about the good old times which take a turn when Vince records their conversation with Jon admitting to a possible date-rape of Vince's old girlfriend Amy, who later shows up and opens up a new wave of talk and arguments about whose story is fact or fabricated. Written by matt-282

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Some things can't be erased

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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Amargo Reencontro  »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,424 (USA) (2 November 2001)

Gross:

$490,475 (USA) (14 December 2001)
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Trivia

Vince is never seen leaving or entering the motel room See more »

Goofs

Vince changes positions in bed during the "why are you lecturing me" dialogue. See more »

Quotes

Jon: You don't like my work?
Vin: I like it like I like a shot of whiskey first thing in the morning: it's good for about 10 minutes and then I want my coffee.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits move across the screen in the motions of tape inside a playing cassette. See more »


Soundtracks

I'm Sorry
Performed by Brenda Lee
Written by Ronnie Self and Dub Allbritten
Published by Universal Champion Music
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A gem
18 August 2003 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Tape is a really smart movie. It debats the ideas of principles and perceptions as your own perception is constantly changed as the story (or should I say dialogue) unfolds. This movie is filled with layers just like it's characters (Ethan Hawk is incredibly funny b-t-w)and the ending adds a superb twist. Don't worry about the somewhat overly artsy camera angles in the beginning, you get used to it (and even start to enjoy it).


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