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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.
Much of the dialogue was ad-libbed.
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 "Rock and Roll Creation", when Derek is trapped inside the pod, a roadie hammers on it at one point, but clearly doesn't make contact.
Anjelica Huston's name is incorrectly listed as 'Angelica Huston' at the beginning of the end titles, but correctly spelled 'Anjelica Huston' in the full cast that appears further down the list.
Earlier video versions include onscreen captions identifying each band member during the first song ("Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight"), eg. "Nigel Tufnel - lead guitar". These captions are missing from early copies of the MGM Special Edition DVD, which were recalled to correct the oversight and re-released.
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