Tapeheads (1988)

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




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

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11 July 2004 | jinx5000
How are sooo many sooo wrong about this movie...
...oh, yeah, most people are braying morons who wouldn't know a whip tight 80's comedy if it came out on DVD 15 years later with jokes that could still bite a chunk out of Adam Sandler's/Ben Stiller's/even Will Ferrell's ass. I saw this in the theater when it came out and couldn't fathom how the rest of the country wasn't chanting "Let's get into trouble, baby!" Then I remembered the country's median IQ and dismal reading levels and it was clear that this flick just moved too quickly for cinema dwellers who were looking for something a little less challenging than "Mannequin". "Teach me to read." "Sign my butt." "Don't bulls--- me! I'm a big cello fan! Casales died years ago!" "Josh is a visual visionary he communicates in images not antiquated verbosity, maybe that's why he's been so hard to understand recently." RENT-A-FACADE. "The Blender Children are mulch!" "Waffles' just pancakes with little squares on 'em." Not to mention the fact that the whole shebang is a slap in the face to Mtv produced by the creator of the network, Mike Nesmith. If that ain't subversive enough for you then go rank "Mannequin 2: On the Move" a ten and leave the real comedy to those that get it.

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Release Date:

21 October 1988


English, Spanish, French

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$133,330 23 October 1988

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