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John Cusack and Tim Robbins star as Ivan Alexov and Josh Tager, security officers who lose their jobs and decide to put together their own company producing videos. After taping a bunch of odd assignments including a fluke music video that is tremendously successful, they unknowingly have taken a private video of a politician who hopes for presidential election. This leads to Secret Service involvement, and chaos ensues. Another film, Bob Roberts, is a film spun from the conservative politician/singer character in Tapeheads which also sports Tim Robbins in a leading role. Featuring a healthy soundtrack and cameos of various music-industry celebs, this comedic romp was directed by ex-music video man Bill Fishman.

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Mary Crosby
as Samantha
Katy Boyer
as Belinda
Sam Moore
as Billy Diamond
Junior Walker
as Lester Diamond
Ted Nugent
as Rock Star
Doug E. Fresh
as Record Executive
Stiv Bators
as Dick Slammer
Jello Biafra
as FBI Man #1
Michael Nesmith
as Water Man
Martha Quinn
as Music Video Hostess
Rocky Giordani
as Hitman #1
Susan Tyrrell
as Nikki Morton
John Durbin
as Hitman #3
Milton Selzer
as Merlin Hinkle
Zander Schloss
as Heavy Metal Fan
Jo Harvey Allen
as Madame Olga
Sy Richardson
as Bartender
Coati Mundi
as Bald Executive
Patrick O'Neill
as Student Journalist
John Fleck
as Critic #1
Bob McLean
as FBI Man #2
Tiiu Leek
as News Anchor
Ed Pansullo
as Video Protector
Daniel Epper
as Pimply Guard
Jennifer Balgobin
as Calypso Dancer
Michael Franco
as T-Shirt Vendor
John Lykes
as Body Buddy
Debbie Lynn Ross
as Foxy Extra
Jim Ward
as Dutch Reagan
Eric Dressen
as Skateboarder
Eric Barrett
as Civic Security Guard
Peter McCarthy
as Menudo Fan
Brian James
as The Blender Children
Billy Ferrick
as Cube Squared
Brie Howard
as Flygirl
Tyra Ferrell
as Flygirl
John Mitchell
as Swanky Modes Band
Bob Rose
as Swanky Modes Band
Xander Berkeley
as Ricky Fell
Bobcat Goldthwait
as Prosperty Through Exploitation Author
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Critic Reviews for Tapeheads

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Audience Reviews for Tapeheads

  • Sep 06, 2010
    I love this movie, and it's virtually unheard of! It has two big stars: Tim Robbins and John Cusack, as two unemployed friends who start a music video production company, and the craziness that occurs along the way. It's really fun and entertaining, and very funny. It's one of my favourite movies from 88.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Feb 10, 2010
    tm robbins and john cusack star as wannabee music video makers,set in the 80s, but more inportantly made in the 80s, all the bad things are present, from the hair doos, heavy metal bands,and symphasisers, it looks so dated now, a sign of the times, the plot is silly, and typicall of that time, if it wasent for robbins and cusack, this be much worse
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2009
    John Cusak's stash is the funniest thing I've seen on a human being. This movie is another buddy 80's movie and if you don't enjoy those then you probably won't like this. It does have a lot of heart and Mike Myers pretty much stole this idea for Wayne's World and gets ZERO credit.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 01, 2007
    Great comedy film about 80's music video production. Another good one is "The Big Picture".
    Lafe F Super Reviewer

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