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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 »
User Reviews:
Unravelling Secrets On Tape See more (104 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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Rated R for language and drug content
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86 min
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Trivia:
Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman were previously in Gattaca together, where Ethan's character was also named Vincent.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Vince changes positions in bed during the "why are you lecturing me" dialogue.See more »
Quotes:
Jon:She's probably scared.
Vin:Oh god, of *what*? I never threatened her!
Jon:...You sometimes present a threatening appearance.
Vin:Dude... we have been going together for three years.
Jon:So what?
Vin:So... I mean, you'd think she would be used to it by now.
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Soundtrack:
I'm SorrySee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Unravelling Secrets On Tape, 4 May 2008
Author: Chrysanthepop from Fraggle Rock

Shot on DV in one night at 'Tape' makes the viewer feel like a voyeur peeking into a motel room. It's set in a motel room where two friends reunite after 10 years (ironically Hawke and Leonard also appear together on screen more than a decade after their last film 'Dead Poet's Society') and have a private conversation that turns from the common catching up to unravelling secrets.

The entire movie is pretty much a conversation but it is a layered film with layered characters. The writing is brilliant. The editing it very tight. As the events unfold with clever twists, it becomes an intense human drama and a thrilling experience for the audience. While we are provided with sufficient background information on Amy and Jon, Vince remains somewhat of a mystery. His intentions remain for the viewer to interpret as there are hints that point in different directions. The hand-held camera mostly acts as hidden camera that lures the viewer to look into a private moment of these three character's lives. The swirling camera actually acts like a person itself, who's just sitting there while no one is aware of its presence. Once Linklater builds the tension, he sustains it and keeps the viewer engaged right through the end.

Being a conversational piece, it relies strongly on acting. The performances are solid. Ethan Hawke does a fine job of the (drug-induced) hyper but manipulative Vince. His character may be a bit ambiguous but he plays the part to the T. Robert Sean Leonard is adequate but in some places he seems a little lost. However, after Uma Thurman's entry, he is remarkable. Uma Thurman looks sensational with simple makeup. This is one actress who can look very plain when needed and supersexy when required. Her acting is excellent as she puts the pieces together while cleverly blindfolding the audience allowing them to figure out what happened.

While some people may feel confused at the end, it is very thought-provoking movie as one would try to figure out the puzzle. On the whole, 'Tape' takes us into a different territory that only a few Hollywood films have done. It has some great performances, good direction, brilliant writing and will very likely keep you glued to the screen.

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