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This Is Spinal Tap


Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, R.J. Parnell View All


Rob Reiner (Director), Rob Reiner (Writer), Christopher Guest (Writer), Michael McKean (Writer) View All

Release: Sep. 8th, 1984
Runtime: 1 hour, 22 minutes
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.
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There is one funny bit after another here including bungled hotel reservations, a guitar speaker that goes to "11", the band's inability to find the stage from their dressing room at a concert in Cleveland, and the tension that surfaces between David and Nigel when David's girlfriend Janine joins them on the tour.