This is Spinal Tap, the world's loudest band, as chronicled by hack documentarian Marti DeBergi on what proves to be its fateful early 1980s tour. A 1984 mock-documentary directed by Rob Reiner and written by Christopher Guest and Michael McKean, you have no choice but to turn this puppy up to 11.
Spinal Tap, the world's loudest band, is chronicled in a bogus documentary in "This is Spinal Tap" (1984), directed by Rob Reiner and written by stars Christopher Guest and Micheal McKean, who later made "Best in Show."
Jeremy Grey: Okay, what's our back story? John Beckwith: We're brothers from New Hampshire. We're venture capitalists. Jeremy Grey: I'm sick of that. Let's be from Vermont. And let's have an emerging maple syrup conglomerate. John Beckwith: Wait, that's stupid. We don't know anything about maple syrup. Jeremy Grey: I happen to know everything there is to know about maple syrup! I love maple syrup. I love maple syrup on pancakes. I love it on pizza. And I take maple syrup and put a little bit in my hair when I've had a rough week. What do you think holds it up, slick?