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This Is Spinal Tap Behind The Scenes

AKA:
This Is Spinal Tap Picture
1984
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1984 Comedy movie starring Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer et al.
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Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest and Michael McKean were given $10,000 to write a script, and made a 20-minute version of the film with the money to better demonstrate the improvisation they had in mind. Several scenes from this demo are in the final movie.
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Much of the dialogue was ad-libbed.
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In the scene where Derek comes and gets Nigel and David to come hear a song from their past on the radio, the radio announcer's voice is being supplied by Harry Shearer, who played Derek.
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
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Early home video versions of the film, which included the mock music video "Hell Hole" and other extras, had a special disclaimer inserted at the very end stating that the band did not actually exist.
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There were many deleted scenes for this movie. Most every home video has variants on this footage. Criterion Collection's laserdisc and DVD has an hour of deleted footage, including 15 minutes different from MGM's footage. MGM had different scenes on the VHS and the DVD as well.
This Is Spinal Tap