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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
37 different people have been in the band over the years. Excluding the two original members, one keyboard player, and the original and current bass players, that means the band has had 32 different drummers who inexplicably died.
Hello; my name is Marty DiBergi. I'm a filmmaker. I make a lot of commercials. That little dog that chases the covered wagon underneath the sink? That was mine. In 1966, I went down to Greenwich Village, New York City to a rock club called Electric ...
At the time, it was common for British rock stars to be "fake Americans". That would explain Nigel's pronunciation of "semi" and Derek's "zipper". Jeanine says "airplane" and not "aeroplane", and pronounces exit 'egg-sit' instead of the British 'ex-it'.
The Real Ian Faith .... Derek Sutton
The Criterion DVD includes the preliminary version of the film. It's a twenty-minute short that cost $50,000 and is essentially a condensed version of the full movie. Rob Reiner and the band made it in lieu of writing a script to show to studios.
$55,854 (USA) (10 September 2000)
$188,751 (USA) (8 October 2000)
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