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This Is Spinal Tap

Theatrical Release Date:  12 Oct 2000
Home Ent. Release Date:  10 Feb 2008
Running Time:  82mins 23s


The definitive, Rockumentary, realistically capturing the essence of Tap's members as brilliant musicians as well and talented wordsmiths with a true love for the art form, Rob Reiner's first film, This Is Spinal Tap will live in the history for future generations as the best spoof of the rock 'n roll scene. Opening with the band's sold out New York gig (venue capacity 100) and ending with their riveting performance at a Santa Monica amusement park puppet gallery, This Is Spinal Tap combines early TV performances with live concert footage in a film that is nothing short of phenomenal. Guest, McKean and Shearer play core band members Nigel Tufnel (Lead Guitarist), David St Hubbins (lead Singer) and Derek Smalls (Bass Guitarist) respectively. Billy Crystal, June Chadwick, Fran Drescher, Ed Begley Jr., Paul Shaffer, Bruno Kirby, Howard Hesseman, Dana Carvey, Anjelica Huston and more, make cameo appearances.

Directed By:

  • Rob Reiner


  • Christopher Guest
  • Michael McKean
  • Harry Shearer

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