Stop Making Sense (1984)

PG 11/16/1984 (US) MusicDocumentary 1h 28m

Why stop making sense? Why a movie? Why a big suit? Where do the odd movements come from? What will the band do next?


A concert film documenting Talking Heads at the height of their popularity, on tour for their 1983 album "Speaking in Tongues." The band takes the stage one by one and is joined by a cadre of guest musicians for a career-spanning and cinematic performance that features creative choreography and visuals.

  1. Jonathan Demme

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. David Byrne

    David Byrne

    Self - Vocals, Guitar

  2. Tina Weymouth

    Tina Weymouth

    Self - Bass, Percussion, Vocals

  3. Jerry Harrison

    Jerry Harrison

    Self - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals

  4. Chris Frantz

    Chris Frantz

    Self - Drums, Vocals

  5. Bernie Worrell

    Bernie Worrell

    Self - Keyboards

  6. Alex Weir

    Self - Guitar, Vocals

  7. Steven Scales

    Self - Percussion

  8. Ednah Holt

    Ednah Holt

    Self - Backing Vocals

  9. Lynn Mabry

    Lynn Mabry

    Self - Backing Vocals

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Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $1,200,000.00

Revenue $4,978,922.00


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