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Joe's Apartment (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | 26 July 1996 (USA)
A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches.

Director:

John Payson

Writers:

John Payson (short film), John Payson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry O'Connell ... Joe
Megan Ward ... Lily Dougherty
Billy West ... Ralph Roach (voice)
Reginald Hudlin ... Rodney Roach (voice)
Jim Turner ... Walter Shit / Voice of Cockroach
Pepa ... Blank (as Sandra Denton)
Robert Vaughn ... Senator Dougherty
Don Ho ... Alberto Bianco
Jim Sterling ... Jesus Bianco / Voice of Cockroach
Shiek Mahmud-Bey ... Vladimir Bianco
David Huddleston ... P.I. Smith
Frank Bello ... Stick-Up Man #1
Lord Kayson ... Stick-Up Man #2
Alex Molina Alex Molina ... Stick-Up Man #3
Wayman Ezell Wayman Ezell ... Apartment Broker #1
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Storyline

Joe comes from Iowa to New York and, being short of money, wants to find an apartment with very low rent. His quest is successful, but he must share the residence with some 50,000 cockroaches. The insects turn out to be Joe's best friends. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joes lya See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,854,490, 28 July 1996

Gross USA:

$4,619,014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,619,014
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film is based on the 1994 short of the same name that aired on MTV during commercial breaks. See more »

Goofs

An African elephant, identifiable by its long ears, passes through town and Joe collects its dung. Later, flowers grow on the dung and he presents them to Lily, who says that the flowers only grow on the dung of elephants native to southeast Asia. Lily claims to have written her senior thesis on this species of flower, so it is unlikely that she has misidentified them or that she is mistaken about where they grow. See more »

Quotes

Roaches: Welcome to Joe's apartment, it's our apartment too/We've been around for a hundred billion years and we'll be here long after you!/(ba ba ba ba ba)/Let's go to our place it's a great big space it's where I wanna be/Where friends all meet and life is sweet cuz everything's for free/It's the joint, it's a gas/It's a big fat boot in the ass (kick your ass)/Let's toast raise your glass here's to Joe! A man with class!/(burp) Sooooo... hello from Joe's apartment you're gonna love the view/It's the ...
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Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely in New York City except for one scene we had to go to Newark for. See more »

Alternate Versions

When Joe's Apartment was aired on network television, the name of the band that Joe became involved with was changed from "SHIT" to "POO" See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1996 (1997) See more »

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Winn Coma
Written and Performed by Boss Hog
Courtesy of DGC Records
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Joe's apartment full of laughs
22 August 2007 | by annie1962See all my reviews

I wonder why it got criticized because to me the worth of a movie is how you react to it.

I first saw it on video in 1996 and I can tell you that we had to watch the intro three times because we were laughing so damn hard.

Even the 'mother' of the house was constantly telling us to shooooshhhh because we laughed so loud.

Never has a movie had me laughing so loud.

Now 11 yrs later, my 5 yr and 6 yr old boys watch it and get a huge laugh out of it. They love to see the roaches singing and dancing..

So if anyone cans it, they can go to buggery because we all get a lot of laughs and entertainment out of it.


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