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 Matthew Patay

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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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$100,000 (estimated)

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

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$490,475 (USA) (14 December 2001)
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The first three minutes of the movie have no dialogue. See more »

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Early in the movie, Vince is drinking in front of the bathroom mirror, and a camera and cameraman are reflected in the mirror. See more »

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Vin: Do you have any idea how much those drugs cost?
Amy: There'll be other drugs, Vincent.
Vin: I know... but, I really liked those ones.
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The end credits move across the screen in the motions of tape inside a playing cassette. See more »

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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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Richard Linklater gains my respect
29 May 2002 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

The moment the credits were finishing rolling on my rented VHS copy of TAPE last night, I immediately rewound it and watched the movie through til the end a second time. It's that good. With this experimental and brilliantly realized piece, Richard Linklater proves he's no 'slacker' but rather a cunning force to be reckoned with in the movie world. Based on a play which takes place in one room with only 3 characters, you will either love or hate this movie - it's an all-or-nothing proposition, plain and simple. I recommend you get your hands on it, get extremely, ahem, RELAXED and find out which category it falls in for you.


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