This Is Spinal Tap
This Is Spinal Tap
Directed By Rob Reiner
Written By Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner
Cast Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer
Produced By Karen Murphy
Film Editing By Robert Leighton, Kent Beyda, Kim Secrist
Cinematography By Peter Smokler
Music By Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner

United States



Release Date

March 2, 1984


82 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Embassy Pictures, StudioCanal, MGM

Budget $2,500,000
Gross $4,736,202



  • Michael McKean as David St. Hubbins
  • Christopher Guest as Nigel Tufnel
  • Harry Shearer as Derek Smalls
  • Rob Reiner as Marty Di Bergi
  • Tony Hendra as Ian Faith
  • R.J. Parnell as Mick Shrimpton
  • David Kaff as Viv Savage
  • June Chadwick as Jeanine Pettibone
  • Bruno Kirby as Tommy Pischedda
  • Ed Begley, Jr. as John "Stumpy" Pepys
  • Danny Kortchmar as Ronnie Pudding
  • Fran Drescher as Bobbi Flekman
  • Patrick Macnee as Sir Denis Eton-Hogg
  • Dana Carvey as Mime Waiter
  • Julie Payne as Mime Waitress
  • Sandy Helberg as Angelo DiMentibelio
  • Billy Crystal as Morty the Mime
  • Paul Benedict as Tucker "Smitty" Brown
  • Howard Hesseman as Terry Ladd
  • Paul Shortino as Duke Fame
  • Russ Kunkel as Eric "Stumpy Joe" Childs
  • Victory Tischler-Blue as Cindy
  • Joyce Hyser as Belinda
  • Anjelica Huston as Polly Deutsch
  • Fred Willard as Lt. Bob Hookstratten
  • Ralph Lee Moss as Angus
  • Brinke Stevens as Girlfriend



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