The Watching Hour: Desperately Seeking Susan
USA, 1985, 104 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Cult, Detective/Mystery, Music, Womens Issues
35mm presentation - 25th Anniversary - Night Of 1000 Madonnas!
Get into the groove with a Madonna look-alike contest at both showings of the film! Bust out those bustiers, lace gloves, crucifixes, neon pumps and most importantly...attitudes!C-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c'mon!
Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) seeks vicarious thrills through other people's personal ads. But via a jacket, amnesia and mistaken identity, Roberta comes to believe she's Susan (Madonna), a wild Soho vamp wanted by the mob. Dez (Aidan Quinn) falls for "Susan" (Roberta); the real Susan has no idea she has a double; and Roberta's husband, Jim (Mark Blum), is thrown for a loop. Director Susan Seidelman's romantic comedy features tons of cameos.
DIRECTOR: Susan Seidelman
Screenwriter: Leora Barish
Principal Cast: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum
US Distributor: MGM