The Watching Hour: The Last American Virgin
USA, 1982, 92 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama, Romance
35mm presentation - Nice guys finish last in Boaz Davidson's remake of his own Israeli film LEMON POPSICLE. A love triangle intrudes upon the carefree shenanigans of three horny teenage pals, and what at first glance seems another formulaic teen sex comedy — albeit a remarkably un-P.C. one — surprises with a third-act shift to dramatic realism, and a legendary gut-punch of an ending. One of the signature releases of Cannon Films, boasting an echt-'80s soundtrack of Blondie, The Cars, Devo, The Human League, U2, REO Speedwagon, Journey, the Police and many more. ESPN's Bill Simmons rates it the most underrated movie of all time.
DIRECTOR: Boaz Davidson
Screenwriter: Boaz Davidson
Principal Cast: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin
US Distributor: MGM