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Tape (2001)

 -  Drama  -  12 July 2002 (Denmark)
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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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Budget:

$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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Vince closes and hides the blue box containing all his cocaine paraphernalia when Amy knocks on the door. However when she then calls the police, in his mad rush to exit, he once again closes and puts the blue box in his bag. See more »

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Amy: People change. They end up having nothing to say to each other even if they were best friends years before.
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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
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Published by Universal Champion Music
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Simple and Powerful
29 October 2001 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

"Tape" is not the best film of the year (in fact, it's not even director Richard Linklater's best film of the year), but it's a strong and intriguing movie experience all the same. Just three characters, one hotel room and a whole boiling pot of backstory. One could almost imagine Linklater, Hawke, Leonard (hey, isn't that Ethan Hawke's roommate 10 years ago in Dead Poet's Society?), and Thurman hanging out with a cool stage play and a DV camera and shooting the whole thing in one night. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing discardable or amateur about this film. But watch how the play, a simple story of old friends confronting old wounds, is transformed by the camera. The story is told in real time in a cramped room, but Linklater's over-cutting almost seems to extend time and space, creating a fully-realized world outside the hotel room walls without ever taking the camera outside. The performances are dead-on and suspense builds right under your nose. Rich and engaging.


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