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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.
The fictitious album title "The Sun Never Sweats" is a play on the phrase "The sun never sets on the British Empire."
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 ...
During "Stonehenge," Nigel's microphone, a Shure SM-57, alternately gains and loses a windscreen.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
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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