The Watching Hour: Empire Records
USA, 1995, 90 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Coming of Age, Cult, Music
Digital presentation - 15th Anniversary! A funky little record shop provides the setting for this cult comedy that centers on the workers there as they try to help poor Joe (Anthony LaPaglia), the manager who really wants to buy the place, recoup his losses after his well-meaning, but dim-bulbed employee Lucas (Rory Cochrane ) steals his savings and loses it all in Atlantic City while trying to increase it twofold at the gaming tables. If they cannot come up with the loot, the mega-chain Music City will buy it.
DIRECTOR: Allan Moyle
Screenwriter: Carol Heikkinen
Principal Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Rory Cochrane, Johnny Whitworth, Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger, Robin Tunney, Ethan Embry
US Distributor: Warner Bros.