Joe Versus the Volcano [Blu-ray]

Joe Versus the Volcano [Blu-ray]

Director: John Patrick Shanley Cast: Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
, Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan
, Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges
, Robert Stack
Robert Stack
John Patrick Shanley
Joe Versus the Volcano [Blu-ray]

Joe Versus the Volcano [Blu-ray]

Director: John Patrick Shanley Cast: Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
, Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan
, Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges
, Robert Stack
Robert Stack
John Patrick Shanley

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley's first foray into the director's chair is a quirky romantic fantasy, featuring Bo Welch's signature production design. Tom Hanks plays Joe Banks, a man who hates his job, thinks the overhead fluorescent lights are making him sick, and quakes at the presence of his boorish boss Frank Watori (Dan Hedaya). He is attracted to the office secretary DeDe (Meg Ryan) but is afraid to speak to her. Then his life changes when he visits Dr. Ellison (Robert Stack). Dr. Ellison tells Joe that he has something called "a brain cloud" that is rapidly spreading throughout his brain. He will feel great, but he'll be dead within five months. Instead of being depressed at this bleak prognosis, Joe suddenly feels free. He quits his job, asks DeDe out, and is contacted by a rich millionaire named Graynamore (Lloyd Bridges). Graynamore owns an island named Waponi Woo, whose natives need to be placated. The natives require a sacrifice to their island volcano, the Big Woo, so that the island won't sink beneath the Pacific. Graynamore offers unlimited wealth to Tom in exchange for Tom's becoming the object of human sacrifice. Joe has nothing to lose, so he accepts the offer. As he heads out to the island, Joe meets Graynamore's daughters -- Angelica, a Los Angeles socialite, and Patricia, Angelica's blonde half-sister (both roles played by Ryan). Joe arrives at the island, and as he stands at the lips of the Big Woo he has to decide whether he really wants to leap into the maw of the fiery volcano.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/2017
UPC: 0888574489786
Original Release: 1990
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 14,431

Special Features

Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Eric Burdon "Sixteen Tons" Music Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Joe Banks
Meg Ryan DeDe,Bellman
Lloyd Bridges Graynamore
Robert Stack Ellison
Abe Vigoda Waponis Chief
Dan Hedaya Señor Frank Watori
Amanda Plummer Dagmar
Ossie Davis Marshall
Barry McGovern Luggage Salesman
Jayne Haynes Nurse
Marion Dougherty Actor
Jon Conrad Pochron Actor
David Burton Mike
Antoni Gatti Actor
Jon Pochron Tony
Karl Rumburg Ralph
Brian Esteban Emo - Waponi Lookout
Jennifer Stewart Statue of Liberty
Paul Thorpe The (Waponi) God Woo,God Woo
Wally Ruiz Spanish Singer
Guillermo Guzman Spanish Singer
Tommy Franco Spanish Singer
Carol Kane Actor
Darrell Zwerling Actor
Jim Hudson Actor
William Ward Salesman - Hammacher Schlemmer
Mark Alberts Native
Nathan Lane Baw - The Waponi Advance Man
Tony Salome Clerk
Courtney Gibbs Saleswoman
Lala Sloatman Waitress
Georges Delerue Composer
Peter Gordon Composer

Technical Credits
John Patrick Shanley Director
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer,Producer
Frank Marshall Executive Producer,Producer
Teri Schwartz Producer
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer,Producer
Roxanne Rogers Producer
Carl Assmus Special Effects
Gordon Davidson Sound Effects
Greg Dillon Sound Effects
Joaquin Elizalde Sound Effects,Sound Effects
Mark Grechanik Sound Effects
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