Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at This is Spinal Tap
About the Film
Summary of Plot
Spinal Tap, one of England’s loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour... iMDB
Year Of Release
1 Hour 22 Minutes
Box Office Opening Weekend
Rob Reiner – Marty DiBergi
Michael McKean – David St Hubbins
Christopher Guest – Nigel Tufnel
Tony Hendra – Ian Faith
Harry Shearer – Derek Smalls
Song From the OST
- The actors are all competent musicians and they’re actually playing on the soundtrack
- Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest and Michael McKean were given $10,000 to write a script. They made a 20-minute version of the film to better demonstrate the improvisation they had in mind. Several scenes from the demo are in the finished movie.
- During the metal detector scene, the background voices making announcements over the PA are the band members without their English accents.
- Much of the dialogue was ad-libbed.