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Tape -- After 10 years apart, three friends (Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and Uma Thurman) reunite in a motel room to play out the unresolved drama of their final high school days.

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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 »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(82 articles)
Ranked: The Best Characters In Richard Linklater's Movies
 (From The Playlist. 4 April 2016, 11:58 AM, PDT)

Letters: swearing, Rene Russo, one room and 50 Shades
 (From Den of Geek. 12 March 2015, 5:24 AM, PDT)

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User Reviews:
this movie left me cold See more (106 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 Stone .... 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:
Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke both played in Dead Poets Society as classmates and best friends.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Jon enters the hotel room the door appears only just ajar behind him, when we return to Jon from a shot of Vince the door is wide open, the next shot it is back to its original position.See more »
Quotes:
Jon:Since when are you all high and mighty?
Vin:I'm not high and mighty. I'm too high to be high and mighty.
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Soundtrack:
I'm SorrySee more »

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30 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
this movie left me cold, 12 June 2002

This movie comes from a seasoned director who, in the same year, nonetheless, shot another movie which i would consider the best film of 2001. This one, also shot on digital cameras takes place in a dingy hotel room and contains a cast of, count 'em, 1,2, THREE people, who are never seen outside of the context of the dingy motel room. So, don't expect for the scene to change. This film, based on a play, strives on realism, hence no orchestral score, no unnecessary settings or extra characters, just three fantastic actors dealing with issues. One (Hawke) is a volunteer firefighter/ drug dealer who likes to, ahem, get excessively high off his own supply. Another is his high school buddy,a budding young director whose film is being screen in the Lansing, Michigan Film festival, whose apparent maturity and superiority over his drug-binging pal and confidente is deceptive. The final character, who arrives 2/3 of the way through the movie is a former high school crush/ associate district attorney with significantly surrogate emotional ties to both of the men.

The riveting conversations that evolve from somewhat sneeringly nostalgic to downright inhospitable fluidly move the film more actively than any number of action-packed popcorn flicks out there. In fact, you'll have no trouble getting over the fact that you're just watching 3 people talking in a room for 2 hours (I'll admit that that was a little intimidating at first). The film successfully lures us in with that inherent voyeurism that brought those first moviegoers into the transformed vaudeville theaters. As a passive observer, we become immersed in exactly that which should be none of our business, just like Hawke's character pulls himself into a situation that is none of his business. By the end, no clear resolution is reached and as compelling and intriguing as it all was, we feel guilty for looking through the peephole.

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