Tapeheads - Fishbone and Sobriety Test





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Published on Sep 7, 2008

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Tapeheads is a 1988 comedy film directed by Bill Fishman. The film features John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Sam Moore, and Junior Walker. There are also a number of cameos including "Weird Al" Yankovic, Don Cornelius, Zander Schloss, Martha Quinn, Ted Nugent, Jello Biafra, Connie Stevens, Courtney Love, and the bands Fishbone and The Lords of the New Church. A song by Devo is performed, but other actors portray them. The movie was produced by Michael Nesmith who has a brief cameo role in the film as a bottled water delivery worker.

The story follows the strange adventures of the fast-talking Ivan Alexeev (John Cusack) and tech-whiz Josh Tager (Tim Robbins) as disgruntled Los Angeles Generation Xers, who, after losing their menial jobs as corporate security guards, start their own video production company, Video Aces, as part of their quest to make a music video for their childhood heroes, the '70s soul duo - The Swanky Modes (Sam Moore and Junior Walker) but not before suffering the usual early professional setbacks, like not being paid for their work shooting videos of garden parties, obscure pop bands and funerals and being hustled by shady video producer Moe Fuzz (Don Cornelius). The movie also features a fake ad spot for a real Los Angeles restaurant, Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles. Veteran actor Clu Gulager costars as a wacky yet powerful Senator and presidential candidate who, as Ivan and Josh soon discover, has plenty of skeletons hidden in his closet.

John Cusack as Ivan Alexeev
Tim Robbins as Josh Tager
Mary Crosby as Samantha Gregory
Clu Gulager as Senator Norman Mart
Katy Boyer as Belinda Mart
Jessica Walter as Kay Mart
Sam Moore as Billy Diamond
Junior Walker as Lester Diamond
Susan Tyrrell as Nikki Morton
Lee Arenberg as Norton
Xander Berkeley as Ricky Fell
"Weird Al" Yankovic as Himself
Don Cornelius as Mo Fuzz
King Cotton as Roscoe
Zander Schloss as Heavy Metal Fan
Martha C. Quinn as RVTV-JV
Ted Nugent as Rock Star
Jello Biafra as FBI Man
Connie Stevens as June Tager
Courtney Love (uncredited) as Norman's Spanker
Stiv Bators as Dick Slammer
Jack Cheese as Don Druzel
David Anthony Higgins as Visual Aplomb
Michael Nesmith as Water Man
Jennifer Balgobin as Calypso Dancer
Sy Richardson as Bartender

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