This Is Spinal Tap

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Music
Director(s): Rob Reiner
Production: MGM
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
82 min

Here we go.

- SoHo, they call this. SoHo.

- So-what?


New York City

How are you?!

lan... Hi, fellas!

How ya doin'?

I want you to meet everybody.

- Bobbi Flekman.

- Who's that?

- Bobbi Flekman.

- Who is it? With the record company?

Yes, Bobbi Flekman!

The hostess with the mostest!

You know! You know!

Hi, handsome. How ya doin'?

I want you to all meet Sir Denis

Eton-Hogg. He's the head of Polymer.

You don't talk so much.

Just smile and look smart.

Denis, come here! Come here.

I want you to meet Spinal Tap,

our guests of honour.

- How very nice to meet you.

- This is Sir Denis Eton-Hogg.

- This is Nigel.

- Thanks a lot for letting us... er...

Let's go over here

and we'll take a picture.

Where's my photographer? Come here,

honey. What's your name? Christine?

OK, right over here.

Good! Good!

- He's not into Negro music.

- No, it's not Negro.

Guys, you look fantastic.

You would never know you're almost 40.

If I looked this good

from the stage, too-it's amazing.

- I did the bird.

- Do the dead bird.

Get the dwarf cannolies.

- I did the bird.

- Don't talk back. Mime is money. Move it!

Now, we here at Polymer,

we're all looking forward to a long

and fruitful relationship with Spinal Tap.

We wish them great success

on their North American tour.

And so say all of us - Tap into America!

Excuse me.

Are you reading Yes, I Can?

- Yeah. Have you read it?

- Yeah. By Sammy Davis, Jr?


You know what the title

of that book should be?

Yes, I Can... If Frank Sinatra Says It's OK.

Cos Frank calls the shots

for all those guys.

Did you get to the part yet where

Sammy's comin' outta The Copa,

and it's about three o'clock

in the morning, and he sees Frank.

Frank's walkin' down Broadway

by himself...

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Christopher Guest

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), usually simply known as Christopher Guest, is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style. Many scenes and character backgrounds in Guest's films are written and directed, although actors have no rehearsal time and the ensemble improvise scenes while filming them. The series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap (directed by Rob Reiner), and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots. Guest holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically elected chamber. Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999, which removed the right of most hereditary peers to a seat in the parliament. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to the actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis. more…

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