This Is Spinal Tap

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Brief Synopsis: "Legendary British rock band, Spinal Tap, is followed by a documentary film-maker during their attempt at an American comeback tour. The resulting film, interspersed with powerful performances showcasing Tap's pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows the group as the difficult industry threatens to fade them into obscurity."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1984: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Rob Reiner (Marty DiBergi)
  • R.J. Parnell (Mick Shrimpton)
  • Michael McKean (David St. Hubbins)
  • Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnel)
  • Bruno Kirby (Tommy Pischedda)
  • Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls)
  • Tony Hendra (Ian Faith)
  • David Kaff (Viv Savage)
  • Kimberly Stringer (Heavy Metal Fan)
  • Chazz Dominguez (Heavy Metal Fan)
  • Shari Hall (Heavy Metal Fan)
  • Ed Begley Jr. (John Stumpy Pepys)
  • Fran Drescher (Bobbi Flekman)
  • Patrick Macnee (Sir Denis Eton-Hogg)
  • Julie Payne (Mime Waitress)
  • Dana Carvey (Mime Waiter)
  • Sandy Helberg (Angelo DiMentibelio)
  • Billy Crystal (Morty the Mime)
  • Paul Benedict (Tucker Smitty Brown)
  • Howard Hesseman (Terry Ladd)
  • Andrew J. Lederer (Student Promoter)
  • June Chadwick (Jeanine Pettibone)
  • Joyce Hyser (Belinda)
  • Gloria Gifford (Airport Security Officer)
  • Anjelica Huston (Polly Deutsch)
  • Fred Willard (Colonel on Military Base)
  • Brinke Stevens (Girlfriend)
  • Blackie Lawless (Commercial Headbanger)
  • Paul Shaffer (Artie Fufkin)
  • Rob Reiner (Director)