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

  2. Talking Heads


Top Billed Cast

  1. David Byrne

    David Byrne

    Vocals and Guitar

  2. Tina Weymouth

    Tina Weymouth

    Bass, Percussion and Vocals

  3. Chris Frantz

    Drums and Vocals

  4. Jerry Harrison

    Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals

  5. Steven Scales


Full Cast & Crew

Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense


Status Released

Release Information

  • November 16, 1984


  • October 13, 2009


    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

Budget $1,200,000.00

Revenue $4,978,922.00



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