The Watching Hour: The Apple
USA, 1980, 90 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: West Germany
Genre/Subjects: Cult, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
35mm presentation - This campy cult classic charts the fortunes of fresh-faced Canadian musical duo Alphie (George Gilmour) and Bibi (Catherine Mary Stewart), who enter the Worldvision Song Contest and lose thanks to a scheming record industry titan named Mr. Boogalow (Vladek Sheybal). Though he rigged the competition, Boogalow offers the pair a contract that only Bibi accepts -- and she soon becomes a pop star. Meanwhile, Alphie hooks up with a gang of hippies.
DIRECTOR: Menahem Golan
Principal Cast: Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy, Alan Love, Joss Ackland, Vladek Sheybal, Ray Shell, Miriam Margolyes, Leslie Meadows, Derek Deadman
US Distributor: Cannon Films