This Is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Prepare to crank those amps up to eleven

  • Genre: Music, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1984-03-02
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 1332 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 22min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Spinal Tap Prod.
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Rob Reiner
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"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

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  • Christopher Guest

    as Nigel Tufnel
  • Michael McKean

    as David St. Hubbins
  • Harry Shearer

    as Derek Smalls
  • Rob Reiner

    as Marty DiBergi
  • June Chadwick

    as Jeanine Pettibone
  • Bruno Kirby

    as Tommy Pischedda
  • Ed Begley Jr.

    as John 'Stumpy' Pepys
  • Fran Drescher

    as Bobbi Flekman
  • Dana Carvey

    as Mime Waiter
  • Sandy Helberg

    as Angelo DiMentibelio
  • Billy Crystal

    as Morty the Mime
  • Paul Benedict

    as Tucker 'Smitty' Brown
  • Howard Hesseman

    as Terry Ladd
  • Russ Kunkel

    as Eric 'Stumpy Joe' Childs
  • Joyce Hyser

    as Belinda
  • Paul Shaffer

    as Artie Fufkin
  • Archie Hahn

    as Room Service Guy
  • Fred Willard

    as Colonel on Military Base
  • Anjelica Huston

    as Polly Deutsch
  • Brinke Stevens

    as Girlfriend (uncredited)
  • Patrick Macnee

    as Sir Denis Eton-Hogg
  • Tony Hendra

    as Ian Faith
  • R.J. Parnell

    as Mick Shrimpton
  • David Kaff

    as Viv Savage
  • Danny Kortchmar

    as Ronnie Pudding
  • Julie Payne

    as Mime Waitress
  • Zane Buzby

    as Rolling Stone Reporter
  • Paul Shortino

    as Duke Fame
  • Lara Cody

    as Fame Groupie
  • Andrew J. Lederer

    as Student Promoter
  • Victory Tischler-Blue

    as Cindy
  • Gloria Gifford

    as Airport Security Officer
  • Charles Levin

    as Disc 'n' Dat Manager
  • Donald Kendrick

    as Background Vocalist
  • Wonderful Smith

    as Backstage Maintenance Worker
  • Kimberly Stringer

    as Heavy Metal Fan
  • Chazz Dominguez

    as Heavy Metal Fan
  • Shari Hall

    as Heavy Metal Fan
  • Jean Cromie

    as Ethereal Fan
  • Patrick Maher

    as New York M.C.
  • Memo Vera

    as Bartender
  • Robin Menken

    as Angelo's Associate
  • Jennifer Child

    as Limo Groupie
  • J.J. Barry

    as Rack Jobber
  • George McDaniel

    as Southern Rock Promoter
  • Anne Churchill

    as Reba
  • Cherie Darr

    as Fame Groupie
  • Diana Duncan

    as 'Jamboree Bop' Dancer
  • Gina Marie Pitrello

    as 'Jamboree Bop' Dancer
  • Gina Jourard

    as 'Jamboree Bop' Dancer (as Gina Marie Pitrello)
Directing Rob Reiner Director
Production Karen Murphy Producer
Sound Christopher Guest Original Music Composer
Sound Michael McKean Original Music Composer
Sound Rob Reiner Original Music Composer
Sound Harry Shearer Original Music Composer
Camera Peter Smokler Director of Photography
Editing Kent Beyda Editor
Editing Kim Secrist Editor
Writing Rob Reiner Writer
Writing Christopher Guest Writer
Writing Michael McKean Writer
Writing Harry Shearer Writer
Production Eve Brandstein Casting
Art Bryan Jones Production Design
Sound Gregg Rudloff Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Lindsay Doran Executive In Charge Of Production
Production Cary Glieberman Unit Production Manager
Editing Art Tostado Color Timer
Directing Donald Newman First Assistant Director
Directing Irwin Marcus Second Assistant Director
Sound Robert Eber Sound Mixer
Lighting Victor Abbene Electrician
Camera Skip Cook Best Boy Grip
Art Tommy Estridge Property Master
Sound Kenneth Karman Music Editor
Directing Anne Rapp Continuity
Crew Jane Covner Unit Publicist
Crew Billy G. Arter Transportation Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Michele Payne Makeup & Hair
Sound Beth Bergeron Sound Editor
Sound John Brasher Supervising Sound Editor