Comedy Cinema – This Week – Thsi Is Spinal Tap

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


Running Time

1 Hour 22 Minutes


Rob Reiner

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.



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