Tapeheads Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tim Robbins, John Cusak

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Ivan and Josh (Cusack and Robbins) are working as security guards, but they have bigger aspirations. In a world where MTV is still shiny and new, they hope to become music video directors and producers. After fooling with the company's video security system, they are fired from their jobs. Now they're forced to try and make a go in their chosen profession as best they can but from the bottom up. They form Video Aces and get a few nibbles for a commercial and a music video on spec. They encounter some sleazy business sorts as they pay their dues. But will they make it to MTV?
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The film is filled with cameos from music business personalities including Don Cornelius, Jello Biafra, Junior Walker and Sam Moore. The soundtrack features tracks by Fishbone, Devo, Bo Diddley, King Cotton, the Dead Kennedys, and others

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Getting ahead in:    -   entertainment world Comedy or Parody about    -   comedy about making a movie Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   filmmaker/producer How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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