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This is Spinal Tap

This is Spinal Tap

This is Spinal Tap

1984 / 82min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ROB REINER

CAST: CHRISTOPHER GUEST, MICHAEL MCKEAN, HARRY SHEARER, ROB REINER

"The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and..."
"Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?"
"Exactly."
"Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?"
"Well, it's one louder, isn't it?"

Martin Di Bergi’s essential tour doc captures the legendary Spinal Tap during their 1982 tour in support of the Smell the Glove album, combining candid backstage interviews with founders David St. Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel; raucous live performances of classics including “Hell Hole,” “Big Bottom,” and “Sex Farm”; and an abridged history of the band’s creative development through the years, including their ongoing struggle to fill the drummer slot. Belongs with The Last Waltz and Stop Making Sense in the rock doc pantheon.