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Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)  link to Joe Versus the Volcano on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1920

poster Joe Versus the Volcano

IMDb Rating:
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5.8/10 (32176 votes)

Country: USA, 102 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Comedy, Romance

Director(s): John Patrick Shanley

Video Codec: Unknown

Joe versus the Volcano is a fable which opens with somewhat surrealistic scenes of the dehumanization of Joe Bank's job and work environment (at a company whose product rather literally screws people) with imagery that seems to have been inspired by the classic film Metropolis. Joe is diagnosed with an incurable disease, quits his dehumanizing job, and accepts an offer to briefly "live like a king, die like a man" - but to fulfill his agreement he must willingly jump into a live volcano on the island of Waponi Woo in order to appease the volcano god. En route to the island, Joe meets a series of interesting characters in NYC and LA, then boards a yacht, captained by Patricia Graynamore. During the voyage Joe and Patricia survive disaster, fall in love, and finally arrive at the island where they face their destiny.



photo Tom Hanks Tom Hanks Joe
photo Meg Ryan Meg Ryan DeDe / Angelica / Patricia
photo Lloyd Bridges Lloyd Bridges Graynamore
photo Robert Stack Robert Stack Dr. Ellison
photo Abe Vigoda Abe Vigoda Chief of the Waponis

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.55:1