This Is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap poster
In 1982, the legendary English 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.

Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner
Production: MGM
Genre: comedy, music
Year: 1984
MetaScore: 92/100
ImdbRating: 7.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 02 Mar 1984
Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations.


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Right across the board - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Right across the board
It's part of a trilogy - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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It's part of a trilogy
How much more black could this be - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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How much more black could this be
Best leave it - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Best leave it
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That's right
'What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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'What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap
Think that the problem was that the band was down - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Think that the problem was that the band was down
Let's talk about your reviews a little bit - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Let's talk about your reviews a little bit
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During the Flower People period
Nigel gave me a drawing that said 18 inches - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Nigel gave me a drawing that said 18 inches
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Never even played it
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David and Nigel
You can't really dust for vomit - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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You can't really dust for vomit
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Work in a shop of some kind
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This miniture bread
I wouldn't worry about it though - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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I wouldn't worry about it though
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The review you had on Shark Sandwich
And clever - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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And clever
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And a leash
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This is our monthly At Ease weekend
The sustain - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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The sustain
You like this - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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You like this
I believe virtually everything I read - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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I believe virtually everything I read
My name is Marty DiBergi - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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My name is Marty DiBergi
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In ancient times
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Going to a
Can I raise a practical question at this point - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Can I raise a practical question at this point
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Here lies David St
Love your brother - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Love your brother
I'm not speaking of yours personally - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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I'm not speaking of yours personally
All the time - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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All the time
It's like saying when you try to extrapolate the end of the universe - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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It's like saying when you try to extrapolate the end of the...
We're lucky - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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We're lucky
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It's really quite frightening
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Saucy Jack
It's just not really widely reported - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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It's just not really widely reported
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Sex and drugs
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Big bottom
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Quite exciting
You can go have a bite and - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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You can go have a bite and
If it got solved - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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If it got solved
We're in the group - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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We're in the group
You don't do heavy metal in Dubly - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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You don't do heavy metal in Dubly
Not really - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Not really
We're not university material - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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We're not university material
You can't fucking concentrate because your fucking wife - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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You can't fucking concentrate because your fucking wife
They're not gonna release the album - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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They're not gonna release the album
Are you reading  Yes I Can - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Are you reading Yes I Can
Great to see you - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Great to see you
A Summer Camp for Pale Young Boys - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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A Summer Camp for Pale Young Boys
In the topsy turvy world of heavy rock - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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In the topsy turvy world of heavy rock
And bullshit walks - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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And bullshit walks
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I did the wind
That's all - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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That's all
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Fuck the napkin
It's like this - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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It's like this
Can you double that - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Can you double that
Just as God made me - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Just as God made me
Fucking Limeys - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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Fucking Limeys
When would that be - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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When would that be
You know what - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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You know what
I've got a small piece of bad news - screenshot from movie This Is Spinal Tap
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I've got a small piece of bad news

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Marty DiBergi - Rob Reiner
Heavy Metal Fan - Kimberly Stringer
Heavy Metal Fan - Chazz Dominguez
Heavy Metal Fan - Shari Hall
Mick Shrimpton - R.J. Parnell
Viv Savage - David Kaff
Ian Faith - Tony Hendra
David St. Hubbins - Michael McKean
Nigel Tufnel - Christopher Guest
Derek Smalls - Harry Shearer
Tommy Pischedda - Bruno Kirby
Ethereal Fan - Jean Cromie
New York M.C. - Patrick Maher
John 'Stumpy' Pepys - Ed Begley Jr.
Ronnie Pudding - Danny Kortchmar
Bobbi Flekman - Fran Drescher
Sir Denis Eton-Hogg - Patrick Macnee
Bartender - Memo Vera
Mime Waitress - Julie Payne
Mime Waiter - Dana Carvey
Angelo DiMentibelio - Sandy Helberg
Angelo's Associate (as Robin Mencken) - Robin Menken
Rolling Stone Reporter - Zane Buzby
Morty the Mime - Billy Crystal
Limo Groupie - Jennifer Child
Rack Jobber - J.J. Barry
Southern Rock Promoter - George McDaniel
Tucker 'Smitty' Brown - Paul Benedict
Terry Ladd - Howard Hesseman
Duke Fame - Paul Shortino
Fame Groupie - Cherie Darr
Fame Groupie - Lara Cody
Student Promoter - Andrew J. Lederer
Eric 'Stumpy Joe' Childs - Russ Kunkel
'Jamboree Bop' Dancer - Diana Duncan
'Jamboree Bop' Dancer - Gina Marie Pitrello
Jeanine Pettibone - June Chadwick
Cindy (as Vicki Blue) - Victory Tischler-Blue
Belinda - Joyce Hyser
Airport Security Officer - Gloria Gifford
Artie Fufkin - Paul Shaffer
Room Service Guy - Archie Hahn
Disc 'n' Dat Manager - Charles Levin
Janitor - Wonderful Smith
Polly Deutsch - Anjelica Huston
Little Druid - Chris Romano
Little Druid - Daniel Rodgers
Colonel On Military Base - Fred Willard
Joe 'Mama' Besser - Fred Asparagus
L.A. Party Guest - Rodney Kemerer
End of Tour Party Guest - Raechel Donahue
End of Tour Party Guest - Lindsay Doran
Jordan St. Hubbins - David's Punk Rocker Son - Sean Frye
'Pod' Concert Viewer - Helen Kelly
Rock star, LA party guest - Paul Korda
Comercial Headbanger - Blackie Lawless
End of Tour Party Guest - Artie Ripp
Girlfriend - Claudia Sloan
Girlfriend - Brinke Stevens
Recording Engineer - Sam Whipple