Year: 1984
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Tony Hendra, Kimberley Stringer, Chazz Domingueza, Shari Hall, R J Parnell, David Kaff, Bruno Kirby, Jean Cromie, Patrick Maher, Ed Begley Jr, Danny Kortchmar, Fran Drescher, Patrick MacNee, Julie Payne, Dana Carvey, Sandy Helberg, Robin Menken, Zane Buzby, Billy Crystal, Jennifer Child, J J Barry, George McDaniel, Paul Benedict, Anne Churchill, Howard Hesseman, Paul Shortino, Cherie Darr, Lara Cody, Andrew J Lederer, Russell Kunkel, Diana Duncan, Gina Marie Pitrello, June Chadwick, Vicki Blue, Joyce Hyser, Gloria Gifford, Paul Shaffer, Archie Hahn, Charles Levin, Wonderful Smith, Anjelica Huston, Chris Romano, Daniel Rodgers, Fred Willard, Fred Asparagus, Rodney Kemerer, Robert Bauer, Brinke Stevens
Director: Rob Reiner
Country: USA
UK: 82 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains frequent strong language
USA Release Date: 8 September 2000 (Limited Re-release)
UK Release Date: 13 October 2000


A documentary-style satire of a has-been Heavy Metal band trying to make a comeback but succeeding only in looking vain and ridiculous. Includes the video "Bitch School" from the album "Break Like The Wind." Also spawned a sequel in 1992 RETURN OF SPINAL TAP.