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Director:
Writers:
Stephen Belber (play)
Stephen Belber (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 July 2002 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
Some things can't be erased
Plot:
Three old high school friends pass the time in a Michigan motel room dissecting the painful memories of their high school years. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Linlater's ramble gathers force and wins you over. See more (103 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Richard Linklater 
 
Writing credits
Stephen Belber (play)

Stephen Belber (screenplay)

Produced by
Alexis Alexanian .... producer
Robert Cole .... co-producer
Caroline Kaplan .... executive producer
David Richenthal .... co-producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
John Sloss .... executive producer
Anne Walker-McBay .... producer
Gary Winick .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Maryse Alberti 
 
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Beatrice  (as Stephen J. Beatrice)
 
Set Decoration by
Christopher P. Peroni 
 
Costume Design by
Catherine Marie Thomas  (as Catherine Thomas)
 
Makeup Department
Kyra Panchenko .... hair designer
Kyra Panchenko .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Jake Abraham .... post-production supervisor
Jake Abraham .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Andy Biscontini .... carpenter (as Andrew J. Biscontini)
Bill Booth .... carpenter (as William Booth)
Jeremy Buhler .... carpenter
Shelley Herbert .... property master
Cecilia Hutchinson .... scenic artist
June Okada .... art department production assistant
Quinn Pawlan .... carpenter (as Quinn K. Pawlan)
Erin Wile .... art department production assistant
 
Sound Department
Ethan Andrus .... production sound mixer
Mike Brennan .... boom operator
Eric A. Christoffersen .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Eric Christoffersen)
Tammy Douglas .... boom operator (as Tammy M. Douglas)
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... dialogue editor
Conor Guy .... assistant sound editor
Steven Simons .... sound re-recording mixer (as Steve Simons)
Ira Spiegel .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maryse Alberti .... camera operator
Clayton Allis .... gaffer
Gus Bechini .... grip electrician (as Gustavo Bechini)
Stuart Kaufman .... best boy
Richard Linklater .... camera operator
Antonio Rossi .... first assistant camera (as Tony Rossi)
Jimmy Simak .... assistant camera (as Jim Simak)
Clark Walker .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Greta Bramberg .... editorial intern
Rachel Goldberg .... editorial intern
Sara Johnson .... post-production assistant
Kent McGrew .... color timer
Christopher Roldan .... editorial intern
Jane Tolmachyov .... tape colorist
Ryan Piers Williams .... editorial intern
 
Other crew
Paul Brennan .... production legal
Brent Cox .... production legal
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... production legal
Debi Fieldman .... office intern
Jennifer Gaylord .... production legal
Amy Heath .... office intern
Jory Hull .... title designer
Julia Judge .... creative consultant
Aaron Levine .... production office coordinator
Tommy Pallotta .... supervisor of research and technology
Karl Sutherland .... production assistant
Peggy Sutton .... script supervisor
Mandy Tagger .... production assistant
Sam Connelly .... assistant: Mr. Hawke and Ms. Thurman (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Paula Dorf .... special thanks
Bill Nisselson .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for language and drug content
Runtime:
86 min
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Trivia:
The first three minutes of the movie have no dialogue.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Quotes:
Vin:She thinks I have violet tendencies.
Jon:Oh, boy.
Vin:Jon, I never touched her.
Jon:I never said you did.
Vin:well, she thinks I have, uh, "unresolved issues, which occasionally manifest themselves in potentially violet ways."
Jon:[... ] Women these days have no reason to hang around potentially violet guys. It's not an attractive quality anymore. Too many guys out there with "resolved" violet tendencies.
Vin:Oh, so I'm out of fashion?
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Soundtrack:
I'm SorrySee more »

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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Linlater's ramble gathers force and wins you over., 3 November 2001
Author: babcockt from Los Angeles

The concept, cinematically, of TAPE is the conceit that you are going to keep three actors in a room talking for an hour and a half and that we are going to stay interested. At the top we have a giddy and uncomfortable Ethan Hawke who is awaiting the arrival of his friend Robert Sean Leonard. The interaction between these two seems forced at the beginning...almost as if the two actors know they are stuck in a room for awhile and they better make it interesting. But soon enough, one comes to realize that the uncomfortability is due more to the estranged and uneveness of the two's relationship more than anything else.

TAPE unfurls in an imrov-like environment (I was actually surprised this was a play in that I did think the actors imrovising)where theres overlapping, interruptions, belches and tangents...it leads you to believe you are on a banal ride of actor's without direction and slowly steers you towards and unexpected conclusion. Luckily, true to Linklater, this conclusion isn't of the gunshot variety( always the easy out when faced with the harder possibility of character epiphany of any sort)but rather of the more painful type of self-reflection and realization.

Hawke bumbles, preens and flounders all over the screen as Leonard expertly evades scrutiny...but the real revelation here is Thurman. For the first time since Beautiful Girls she is just -playing-a person. Doing so, she shines right through in her most powerful role to date. She arrives completely in her own skin and then, without much of any prestidigitation, uses that same humble demeanor to lance through the boys complete murk and bulls**t. For that reason alone this film merits viewing.

It's other virtue is in it's rambling force in which it arrives at an honest dissection of our own hipocrisy.

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