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This Is Spinal Tap ()


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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

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Marty DiBergi
Kimberly Stringer ...
Heavy Metal Fan
Chazz Dominguez ...
Heavy Metal Fan
Shari Hall ...
Heavy Metal Fan
R.J. Parnell ...
Mick Shrimpton
David Kaff ...
Viv Savage
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Ian Faith
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David St. Hubbins
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Nigel Tufnel
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Derek Smalls
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Tommy Pischedda
Jean Cromie ...
Ethereal Fan
Patrick Maher ...
New York M.C.
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John 'Stumpy' Pepys
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Ronnie Pudding
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Bobbi Flekman
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Sir Denis Eton-Hogg (as Patrick MacNee)
Memo Vera ...
Bartender
Julie Payne ...
Mime Waitress
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Mime Waiter
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Angelo DiMentibelio
Robin Menken ...
Angelo's Associate (as Robin Mencken)
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Rolling Stone Reporter
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Morty the Mime
Jennifer Child ...
Limo Groupie
J.J. Barry ...
Rack Jobber
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Southern Rock Promoter
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Tucker 'Smitty' Brown
Anne Churchill ...
Reba
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Terry Ladd
Paul Shortino ...
Duke Fame
Cherie Darr ...
Fame Groupie
Lara Cody ...
Fame Groupie
Andrew J. Lederer ...
Student Promoter
Russ Kunkel ...
Eric 'Stumpy Joe' Childs
Diana Duncan ...
'Jamboree Bop' Dancer
Gina Marie Pitrello ...
'Jamboree Bop' Dancer
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Jeanine Pettibone
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Cindy (as Vicki Blue)
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Belinda
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Airport Security Officer
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Artie Fufkin
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Room Service Guy
Charles Levin ...
Disc 'n' Dat Manager
Wonderful Smith ...
Janitor
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Polly Deutsch (as Angelica Huston)
Chris Romano ...
Little Druid
Daniel Rodgers ...
Little Druid
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Colonel On Military Base
Fred Asparagus ...
Joe 'Mama' Besser
Rodney Kemerer ...
L.A. Party Guest
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Moke
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Jordan St. Hubbins - David's Punk Rocker Son (uncredited)
Helen Kelly ...
'Pod' Concert Viewer (uncredited)
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Rock star, LA party guest (uncredited)
Blackie Lawless ...
Comercial Headbanger (uncredited)
Claudia Sloan ...
Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Recording Engineer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Rob Reiner

Written by

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Christopher Guest ... (written by) &
Michael McKean ... (written by) &
Harry Shearer ... (written by) &
Rob Reiner ... (written by)

Produced by

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Karen Murphy ... producer

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Christopher Guest
Michael McKean
Rob Reiner
Harry Shearer

Cinematography by

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Peter Smokler

Film Editing by

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Kent Beyda
Kim Secrist

Editorial Department

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Christine Cholvin ... assistant editor
Robert Leighton ... supervising editor
Marsha Murphy ... post-production coordinator
Cathy Rosenstein ... post-production coordinator
Arthur Tostado ... color timer (as Art Tostado)

Casting By

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Eve Brandstein

Production Design by

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Bryan Jones

Makeup Department

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Michele Payne ... hair stylist supervisor / makeup supervisor
Patricia Messina ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lindsay Doran ... executive in charge of production
Cary Glieberman ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Irwin Marcus ... second assistant director
Donald Newman ... first assistant director
Roger La Page ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Gregory Boone ... designer: logo and album covers
Bernt Amadeus Capra ... assistant production designer (as Bernt Capra)
Tommy Estridge ... property master
Stan Harris ... additional art director
James Maher ... art director: Pop, Look & Listen
Will Weston ... designer: additional album covers
Kent State ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas B. Arnold ... concert playback operator (as Doug Arnold)
Beth Bergeron ... sound editor
John Brasher ... supervising sound editor
David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer (as Dave Campbell)
Roberta Doheny ... sound effects editor
Robert Eber ... sound mixer (as Bob Eber)
Alfred T. Ferrante ... sound recordist
Alia Kahn ... sound assistant
Lars Nelson ... sound effects recordist
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Gregg Rudloff ... re-recording mixer
Philip Rogers ... sound recordist (uncredited)

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Wayne Beauchamp ... concert special effects (as James Beauchamp)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Victor Abbene ... electrician
Ben Batzdorff ... best boy
Rod Blackie ... assistant camera
Hilyard John Brown ... additional camera operator (as H.J. Brown)
Robert Carmichael ... additional camera operator (as Bob Carmichael)
Skip Cook ... best boy grip
Thomas Geren ... additional camera operator (as Tom Geren)
Steven Green ... assistant camera (as Steve Green)
Joseph Matlock ... grip
Bill Meurer ... gaffer
Richard Ocean ... lighting designer: concert lighting
James Quakenbush ... assistant camera
Hector Ramirez ... additional camera operator
Rick Robertson ... additional camera operator
Jeff Smith ... key grip
Kristin York ... unit photographer
Greg Robbins ... stage rigging technician (uncredited)
Mark Simon ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Marc Hirschfeld ... casting assistant
Michael Thomas Slifkin ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Renee Johnston ... costume stylist
Lesley Neufeld ... wardrobe assistant (as Lesley Nicholson)

Location Management

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Douglas E. Stoll ... location manager (as Douglas Evan Stoll)

Music Department

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Harlan Collins ... music arranger: "Cup & Cakes"
Christopher Guest ... musician
David Kaff ... musician
Kenneth Karman ... music editor
Patrick McDonald ... music recording engineer
Michael McKean ... musician
R.J. Parnell ... musician
Harry Shearer ... musician
John Sinclair ... musical stylist / musician: additional keyboards
Bob Badami ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Billy G. Arter ... transportation coordinator (as Billy Arter)
Ed Hanna ... driver
Joe Johnson ... driver

Other crew

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Robert Bauer ... band road manager
Harlan Collins ... copyist: "Cup & Cakes"
Leslie Cornyn ... assistant production controller
Jane Covner ... unit publicist
Margaret E. Fannin ... production coordinator
David Guerra ... roadie
Bill Hankins ... production liaison
Vicki Hillman ... production liaison
Carol Kravetz ... choreographer
Ralph Lee Moss ... roadie
Debbie Nodella ... production secretary
Anne Rapp ... continuity
Michael Thomas Slifkin ... talent coordinator
Jeffrey Stott ... production controller (as Jeff Stott)
Steve Turek ... craft service

Thanks

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Susan Rogers ... acknowledgment: still photographs provided by
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In 1982 legendary British heavy metal band Spinal Tap attempt an American comeback tour accompanied by a fan who is also a film-maker. The resulting documentary, interspersed with powerful performances of Tap's pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows a rock group heading towards crisis, culminating in the infamous affair of the eighteen-inch-high Stonehenge stage prop. Written by Jeremy Perkins

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Taglines This ain't just rock and roll . . . See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (United States)
  • This is Spinal Tap®: A Rockumentary by Martin Di Bergi (United States)
  • Spinal Tap (France)
  • Die Jungs von Spinal Tap (Germany)
  • Ovo je Spinal Tap (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 82 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $55,854, 10 Sep 2000

Did You Know?

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Trivia The actors are all competent musicians, and the soundtrack is actually them playing. See more »
Goofs While David and Nigel normally play guitar, they both play bass during Big Bottom because that's what the song requires. It's a musical joke. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into 100 Most Metal Moments (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight See more »
Crazy Credits The credits state that the band Spinal Tap is fictional, and add "And there's no Easter Bunny, either!" See more »
Quotes Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?
Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?
Marty DiBergi: I don't know.
Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?
Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.
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