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Joe versus the Volcano

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Original title
Joe versus the Volcano
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
John Patrick Shanley
Music
Georges Delerue
Cinematography
Stephen Goldblatt
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures / Amblin Entertainment
Genre
Comedy. Romance | Romantic Comedy. Volcanoes
Synopsis / Plot
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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