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Joe's Apartment
     

Joe's Apartment

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Director: John Payson,

Cast: Jerry O'Connell, Megan Ward, Jim Sterling

 

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This film is based on an innovative short film made for MTV about a guy living in a horrible downtown apartment filled with scores of mischievous, smart-alecky roaches. The story chronicles the adventures of Joe (Jerry O'Connell), a hapless rube from the rural Midwest who journeys to the wilds of New York City. Mugged repeatedly on his arrival, his luck seems to turn

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This film is based on an innovative short film made for MTV about a guy living in a horrible downtown apartment filled with scores of mischievous, smart-alecky roaches. The story chronicles the adventures of Joe (Jerry O'Connell), a hapless rube from the rural Midwest who journeys to the wilds of New York City. Mugged repeatedly on his arrival, his luck seems to turn when he finds an affordable apartment in a very dubious neighborhood. Unfortunately, his landlord (Don Ho) is more interested in evicting or, if need be, murdering his tenants, so that the building can be turned into a (highly profitable) penitentiary. Joe finds the allies he needs in his apartment's cockroaches, who sing and dance their way into his heart. This film should be of interest for fans of 1930s musicals; it makes reference to Busby Berkeley's elaborate dance phantasmagorias and the odd water ballets of Esther Williams. Many of the scenes utilized real roaches who were "choreographed" via tiny filament harnesses and other devices. Animal rights activists will be pleased to note that no roaches were intentionally harmed during filming.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/02/2014
UPC:
0888574099329
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
11,642

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jerry O'Connell Joe
Megan Ward Lily Dougherty
Jim Sterling Jesus
Shiek Mahmud-Bey Vlad
Jim Turner Walter Shit
Sandy "Pepa" Denton Blank
Don Ho Alberto Bianco
Robert Vaughn Sen. Dougherty
Billy West Ralph Roach
Reginald Hudlin Rodney Roach
Paul Bartel NEA Scout
David Huddleston P.I. Smith
Roy Davis Complaint Handler

Technical Credits
John Payson Director,Screenwriter
Vebe Borge Asst. Director
Carter Burwell Score Composer,Songwriter
Peter Deming Cinematographer
Griffin Dunne Executive Producer
Peter C. Frank Editor
Rosa Howell-Thornhill Sound/Sound Designer
Bonni Lee Producer
Stephanie Maslansky Costumes/Costume Designer
Judith McGrath Executive Producer
Diana Phillips Producer
Meg Simon Casting
Carol Spier Production Designer
Abby Terkuhle Executive Producer
Michael Turoff Special Effects Supervisor
Chris Wedge Animator

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Joe's Apartment 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
God I laugh at this movie Most people find it disguisting cause millons of roaches scarrterd all over the place but I love it So funny My mom can't watch this movie It'll make her Gag or throwup but I can watch it So damm funny Talking roaches and Joe and his Apartment
JosephNicholas More than 1 year ago
Joe's Apartment This is a hilarious romantic comedy about A young guy named Joe who moves from the Midwest to a crudy roach infested apartment in New York City. He actually doesn't mind the roaches, and they love him, while he loves an unattainable beauty. It's fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you lived or live with roaches I think you will find this humorous...
WASP1984 More than 1 year ago
Joe's Apartment is without a doubt a great movie to watch over and over again. The film is about a guy name Joe who moves to New York from Iowa. When he finally arrives into NY he is mugged a couple of times in a humerous way. After all ends horribly worst at the bus station Joe ends up meeting a guy named "Walter Sh*t" who is the lead guitarist of a band called "SH*T". And of course the band really is "SH*T!" but not in a good way.

Joe gets his first apartment after an old lady crokes over and die. Once he takes her apartment he is instantly greeted by two bald f*cks who decide to give him a really tough time. To sum things up the film is about a guy who ends up in an apartment full of cockroaches, he eventually falls in love with a flower girl name Lily that wants to save the run down part of NYC.

I highly reccommend this movie to anyone who wants a good laugh. I give it a 4 out of 5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watch many many movies, and this is possibly the worst one I've ever seen. I'd have to get paid to watch this one again. There is not one funny th ing about it, and the excessive amount of roaches and disgusting features of the film make you want to throw up for just about all eighty, dreadful minutes.