Tapeheads

  • 15
  • Bill Fishman (1988)
  • US
  • 87 min
Tapeheads
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

John Cusack and Tim Robbins are a comedy combo in this lightweight offering from director Bill Fishman. The two play ex-security guards trying to make it as music-video producers and setting their sights on becoming MTV's finest. Given that the film credits every bigwig in the music industry, one might expect more from this sub-Wayne's World series of skits with Cusack and Robbins going from disaster to success. It has a surprisingly dated feel to it and, given the calibre of the two leads, makes for very average viewing. Mike Myers would have made a far better meal of it.

Plot Summary

Satirical comedy starring John Cusack and Tim Robbins. When best friends Ivan and Josh lose their jobs as security guards, they decide to set up their own music-video production company. Working under the name Video Aces, Ivan and Josh take any job that they can to gain experience and make it to the big time.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ivan Alexeev
John Cusack
Josh Tager
Tim Robbins
Samantha Gregory
Mary Crosby
Norman Mart
Clu Gulager
Belinda Mart
Katy Boyer
Kay Mart
Jessica Walter
Billy Diamond
Sam Moore
Lester Diamond
Junior Walker
Sid Tager
Doug McClure
June Tager
Connie Stevens

Crew

Director
Bill Fishman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy