1990   USA Joe Versus the Volcano
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Director:John Patrick Shanley
Studio:Amblin Entertainment
Writer:John Patrick Shanley
IMDb Rating:5.4 (18,174 votes)
Duration:102 min
John Patrick Shanley  ...  (Director)
John Patrick Shanley  ...  (Writer)
Tom Hanks  ...  Joe Banks
Meg Ryan  ...  DeDe / Angelica Graynamore / Patricia Graynamore
Lloyd Bridges  ...  Samuel Harvey Graynamore
Robert Stack  ...  Kenneth Hindmick / Dr. Ellison
Abe Vigoda  ...  Waponi Chief
Dan Hedaya  ...  Mr. Frank Waturi
Barry McGovern  ...  Luggage Salesman
Amanda Plummer  ...  Dagmar
Ossie Davis  ...  Marshall
Jayne Haynes  ...  Nurse
David Burton  ...  Mike
Carol Kane  ...  Cassandra the Hairdresser (as Lisa Le Blanc)
Jim Hudson  ...  Fred the Guard
Antoni Gatti  ...  Italian Tailor
Darrell Zwerling  ...  Underwear Salesman
Jon Conrad Pochron  ...  Tony
Stephen Goldblatt  ...  Cinematographer
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Summary: 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.

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