Tapeheads
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1988
Director: Bill Fishman
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 013131-123890
Running time: 1:33 (93 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: March 06, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1358)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
After being fired from their jobs as security guards, lifelong friends Ivan (John Cusack) and Josh (Tim Robbins) form 'Video Aces' to break into the world of music videos. But when they try to resuscitate the career of legendary soul duo The Swanky Modes (Junior Walker and Sam Moore), they find themselves careening through an outrageous underworld of chicken & waffles, Scandinavian synth bands, Menudo concerts, and a presidential candidate with a fairy princess fetish.

Tapeheads features appearances by Don Cornelius, Connie Stevens, Stiv Bators, Martha Quinn, Ted Nugent, Bob Goldthwait, Susan Tyrell, Jello Biafra, Doug E. Fresh and Michael Nesmith, plus a killer soundtrack of songs by Fishbone, Devo, Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys, They Might Be Giants, King Cotton, Bob Roberts and more!
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Avenue Pictures
 • NBC Productions
 • Front Films
Media Companies:
 • Anchor Bay Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
 
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Commentary
 • Closed Captioned
 • Bonus CD Single: 'Ordinary Man' by The Swanky Modes
Crew
Direction
Bill Fishman....Director
Writing
Bill Fishman....Story By
Peter McCarthy....Story By
Jim Herzfeld....Story By
Ryan Rowe....Story By
Bill Fishman....Screenwriter
Peter McCarthy....Screenwriter
Production
Michael Nesmith....Executive Producer
Peter McCarthy....Producer
Cinematography
Bojan Bazeli....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Mondo Jenkins....Film Editor
Music
Fishbone....Composer
Sound
John Pritchett....Production Sound Mixer
Dody Dorn....Supervising Sound Editor
Margi Bentley....Supervising Sound Editor
Wayne Heitman....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Mathew Iadarola....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Catherine Hardwicke....Production Designer
Elizabeth McBride....Costume Designer
Stephen M. Chudej....Costume Designer
Don Diers....Art Director
Ali Greene....Make-up Artist
Peter M. Chesney....Visual Effects
Cast
John Cusack....Ivan Alexeev
Tim Robbins....Josh Tager
Mary Crosby....Samantha Gregory
Clu Gulager....Norman Mart
Katy Boyer....Belinda Mart
Jessica Walter....Kay Mart
Sam Moore....Billy Diamond
Junior Walker....Lester Diamond
Susan Tyrrell....Nikki Morton
Doug McClure....Sid Tager
Connie Stevens....June Tager
King Cotton....Roscoe
Don Cornelius....Mo Fuzz
Ebbe Roe Smith....Mr. G.
Keith Joe Dick....Mr. B.
Lee Arenberg....Norton
Lyle Alzado....Thor Alexeev
Rocky Giordani....Hitman #1
J.J.....Hitman #2
John Durbin....Hitman #3
Milton Selzer....Merlin Hinkle
Zander Schloss....Heavy Metal Fan
Xander Berkeley....Ricky Fell
Stiv Bator....Dick Slammer
Jo Harvey Allen....Madame Olga
Sy Richardson....Bartender
Coati Mundi....Bald Executive
Patrick O'Neill....Student Journalist
RVTV-VJ's
"Agent" Ava Hubbard
Martha C. Quinn
John Fleck....Critic #1
Bob Forrest....Critic #2
Jack Cheese....Don Druzel
Jello Biafra....FBI Man #1
Bob McLean....FBI Man #2
Tiiu Leek....News Anchor
Scott St. James....News Reporter
Weird Al Yankovic...."Weird" Al
Ted Nugent....Rock Star
Doug E. Fresh....Record Executive
Michael Nesmith....Water Man
Ed Pansullo....Video Protector
Steve McCambridge....Window Washer
Daniel Epper....Pimply Guard
Mike Berment....Calypso Mike
Jennifer Balgobin....Calypso Dancer
Michael Franco....T-Shirt Vendor
Slavitza Jovan....Tish
Michéle Vice....Mo Fuzz's Secretary
John Lykes....Body Buddy
Foxy Extras
Jeannine Bisignano
Linda Lee Franklin
Karen Price
Debby Lynn Ross
Cherie Tash
Visual Aplomb
Dave Higgins
Steve Higgins
Jim Ward....Dutch Reagan (voice)
Skateboarders
Eric Dressen
Aaron Murray
Eric Barrett....Civic Security Guard
Peter McCarthy....Menudo Fan
Joe Cosentino....Stu Beaumont
Jordan Lancer....Young Roscoe
Young Swanky Modes
James Strong
Foy "Cisco" Brasher, Jr.
The Blender Children
Lords of the New Church
Nick Turner
Brian James
Alistare Symons
Cube Squared
Dan Blom
Billy Ferrick
Thomas Persson
Ranchbone
Angelo Moore
Chris Dowd
Walter Kibby II
Norwood Fisher
Kendall Jones
Fish
Flygirls
Brie Howard
Lynn Mabry
Tyra Ferrell
Swanky Modes Band
Billy Bremner
Jim Keltner
Reggie McBride
Bob Rose
Sam Taylor
Billy Davis
Ted Andreadis
Stu Blumberg
John Mitchell
Larry Hall
Don Markese
Foy "Cisco" Brasher, Jr.
Tamara Carrera....Prom Date (uncredited)
Courtney Love....Norman's Spanker (uncredited)
Sherr Warren....Foxy Extra (uncredited)