This Is Spinal Tap

Movie • 1984 • Comedy  

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"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.
This movie contains 10 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Not on-screen, but there are a lot of references to the main cast using drugs
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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No, but a couple of drummers do spontaneously combust leaving only a small globule on the drum stool.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Not shown, a brief mention only.
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Charly
There’s is mention of someone choking to death on vomit
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is there misophonia?
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Loud eating/smacking and gum chewing in some scenes
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Some scenes take place in corridors/basements and there are up-close shots; in one scene, the band is lost in the cramped backstage area of a venue
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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It’s a (fake) documentary style movie so people talk to the camera etc
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Charly
A song called ‘big-bottomed girls’ comes across fat-shamey
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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The band's manager describes one of his duties as negotiating rent with local Jewish people, who he describes as "Hebrews"
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Is there hate speech?
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A gay-coded bellboy is called a "fruit" by the band's manager, in a scene that is basically just a gay joke
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Charly
They use the ‘r’ word repeatedly
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Are there n-words?
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BearWithAMovieCamera
During a scene where the band is at a party early in the movie, a white couple can be heard having a discussion on what appears to be raggae music. During this discussion, one of them uses the word "negro"
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Sex
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WhitbeeDoe
There are some very explicit sexual references in the band's lyrics, which are often the direct focal point of the scene - some of the lyrics imply pedophilia.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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