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Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

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Starring (View all)
Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
Joe
Meg Ryan Meg Ryan
DeDe / Angelica / Patricia
Lloyd Bridges Lloyd Bridges
Graynamore
Robert Stack Robert Stack
Dr. Ellison
Abe Vigoda Abe Vigoda
Chief of the Waponis
Dan Hedaya Dan Hedaya
Mr. Waturi
Barry McGovern Barry McGovern
Luggage Salesman


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John Patrick Shanley John Patrick Shanley
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An average movie

10 years, 5 months ago at Nov 5 21:57
Before becoming a ‘serious’ actor and winning two Academy awards back-to-back, Tom Hanks used to make some pretty goofy comedies and he was pretty successful at it. Well, this movie must be the goofiest of them all and even though Roger Ebert really loved it, I had a rather hard time to care about the whole thing. Of course, the plot was completely preposterous and it was supposed to be really... read more
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When a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly live.
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Tags: Comedy (14), Romance (11), Volcano (6), 1990 (6), 1990s (5), Terminal Illness (5), Luggage (5), Island (5), Satire (5), Yacht (4), Millionaire (4), Lamp (4), Twins (4), Mission (4), Suicide (4), Escape (4), Ukulele (4), Love (3), Underdog (3), Chauffeur (2)
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" 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 t"


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