Tapeheads (1988)

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A couple of creative losers accidently become big shots in the video music industry.




  • Sam Moore and Junior Walker in Tapeheads (1988)
  • Stiv Bators and Nicky Turner in Tapeheads (1988)
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  • John Cusack and Ted Nugent in Tapeheads (1988)
  • Sam Moore and Junior Walker in Tapeheads (1988)
  • John Cusack and Don Cornelius in Tapeheads (1988)

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18 May 2008 | mattressman_pdl
| Lets Get Into Trouble, Baby
Tragically little seen, Tapeheads is a quirky, fun little 80's comedy starring two actors of fantastic talent: John Cusack and Tim Robbins.

Tapeheads is the story of Josh and Ivan, two security guards who decide to follow their dream of directing music videos after a little fun with security cameras lands them both jobless. Josh, a sweet, intelligent young man is out there for artistic integrity. Ivan is in it for the cold hard cash. Their road to fame and misfortune includes commercials, living wills, 80's hair bands, and a senator with a princess fetish. After stumbling on the senator's secret, Josh and Ivan find themselves in way over their heads.

The film is hard to find, but worth the attempt. For every gag that doesn't work, there is three of four gags that work wonderfully. Highlights include a brief broken elevator ride for Ivan and a music video done on no budget. Watch out for the paint.

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