High Fidelity (film) Rob Gordon is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago where he sells old-fashioned vinyl records. He is a self-professed music junkie who spends his days at Championship Vinyl with his two employees, Dick and Barry. Although they have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and are consumed with the music scene, it is of no help to Rob when his longtime girlfriend, Laura, walks out on him. Rob struggles through a sometimes comic, sometimes painful self-examination. Directed by Stephen Frears. Released on March 31, 2000. Stars John Cusack (Rob Gordon), Jack Black (Barry), Lisa Bonet (Marie DeSalle), Joelle Carter (Penny), Joan Cusack (Liz), Sara Gilbert (Anna), Iben Hjejle (Laura), Todd Louiso (Dick), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Charlie). 114 min. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, with the setting changed from London to Chicago. Released on video in 2000. A stage version of the show, based more on the novel than on the film, opened on Broadway in previews at the Imperial Theater on November 20, 2006, and closed December 17.