The Watching Hour: Krush Groove
USA, 1985, 97 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: African-American, American Indie, Comedy, Music
Digital presentation - In this movie based on the early days of Def Jam Recordings, up-and-coming manager Russell Walker has all the hottest acts on the record label Krush Groove records, including Run-D.M.C., Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Kurtis Blow, while Rick (Rubin) produces their records. When Run-D.M.C. has a hit record and Russell doesn't have the money to press records, he borrows money from a street hustler. At the same time, Russell and and his brother Run are both competing for the heart of R&B singer Sheila E.
DIRECTOR: Michael Schultz
Screenwriter: Ralph Farquhar
Cinematographer: Ernest R. Dickerson
Music: Kurtis Blow, David Lombard
Principal Cast: Blair Underwood, Sheila E., Run DMC, Rick Rubin, The Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow
Filmography: Cooley High (1975)
Car wash (1976)
The Last Dragon (1985)
US Distributor: Warner Bros.