Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

This Is Spinal Tap
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, June Chadwick, Tony Hendra, Bruno Kirby, Fran Drescher

A brilliant rockumentary about an over the hill British Heavy Metal band, who embark on a disastrous US tour. This immensely influential comedy, which created an entirely new sub-genre, offers wonderful show business parody, amusing music and lyrics, quotable dialogue, and iconic comedy set pieces. Christopher Guest, who plays the lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel, made a career out of similar type of comedies (for example, Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show).