This is Spinal Tap

  • Dir: Rob Reiner

  • USA, 1984, 82min

  • Cast: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest

Lampooning the likes of Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden, This is Spinal Tap is a hilarious rock music mockumentary from Christopher Guest and Rob Reiner, following the ill-fated US tour of a once-legendary British heavy metal outfit. Facing dwindling popularity, accusations of misogyny and in-fighting galore, the dimwitted misadventures of Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls endure as one of the funniest comedies ever made. Follow the band as they learn the true dimensions of Stonehenge, lament the short life expectancy of their many drummers and perform belting crowd-stoppers including “Big Bottom” and “Sex Farm”. Crank it one louder and prepare to rock, because This is Spinal Tap goes to 11.

#1 in Time Out (London)’s “100 Best Comedy Movies” (2011)



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