Tapeheads (1988)

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By Scott Goldfine

John Cusack and Tim Robbins star as a pair of budding music video makers in this offbeat comedy. Nothing goes right for the duo as they learn all the pratfalls of the music industry the hard way. Both actors do a fine job with jokes ranging from the hilarious to the pointless.

The pacing is slightly off, but the film succeeds admirably in not falling into any standard formula. Jessica Walter and Connie Stevens are among the many familiar faces featured. Rated R.

GRADE: B-

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