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Beastie Boys: Sabotage (1994)

Set to the song, Sabotage, the Beastie Boys appear in a condensed parody of a 1970s cop show.

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Spike Jonze
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Cast overview:
Beastie Boys ... Beastie Boys
Adam Yauch ... Sir Stewart Wallace / Cochese (as Nathan Wind)
Adam Horovitz ... Bobby, 'The Rookie' (as Vic Colfari)
Mike D ... The Chief (as Alasondro Alegré)
DJ Hurricane ... Bunny (as Fred Kelly)
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Set to the song, Sabotage, the Beastie Boys appear in a condensed parody of a 1970s cop show.

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Short | Action | Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Бисти Бойз: Саботаж See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, "Sabotage" won the award for "Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman)". See more »

Goofs

When Sir Stewart Wallace leaves his motel room, the room number is 205. Seconds later the room number has shifted to 216. See more »

Crazy Credits

The Beastie Boys and DJ Hurricane play fictional fictional characters in the video; that is, they are credited under pseudonyms while playing fictional characters. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the MTV version, the scene in which a character pulls a knife on Ad Rock and is thrown off a bridge is removed. See more »

Connections

Featured in 1994 MTV Video Music Awards (1994) See more »

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So goddam phat it's obese
21 March 2006 | by the-sabbathSee all my reviews

Before seeing this video on Beavis & Butthead way back in my youth, I'd only a passing acquaintance with the Beastie Boys. Did this put me on track!

Masterful direction and a matching of visual action to the music that's just sublime, all backed up with some hilariously well thought out costuming and makeup. It looks like everyone had a lot of fun making this.

The only other video that comes close for sheer artistic value (in this reviewers' humble opinion) is Aphex Twins' Come to Daddy. But I'd happily put Sabotage head to head against Come to Daddy any day of the week.

Definitely one of the best music videos of all time and certainly the only one I've ever bought on VHS. Do excuse me, I've gotta watch it again now...


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