MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 29,420 this week

Joey (1986)

 -  Drama  -  31 January 1986 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 51 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Due to conflict with his hard drinking father, who is a working class former musician, a talented teenager runs away from home and seeks to start his own musical career.

Director:

Writers:

, (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 191 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 

Related Items

Search for "Joey" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Joey (1986)

Joey (1986) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Joey.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West
Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them.

Director: Joseph Mangine
Stars: Clyde Hayes, Leilani Sarelle, Donna Locke
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Four young campers, Craig, Peter, Ingrid and Joanie, back-pack through the mountains for a relaxing weekend in the wilderness. They are out camping in broad daylight, while someone else is ... See full summary »

Director: James Bryan
Stars: Jack McClelland, Mary Gail Artz, James P. Hayden
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Julia, a teacher in a school for the deaf, has a hideosly disformed and deranged twin sister that resides in the local looney bin. She escapes to gate-crash a surprise birthday party for ... See full summary »

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis
Stars: Trish Everly, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Runaways are attacked by evil beings from the far past.

Director: Lawrence David Foldes
Stars: Aldo Ray, Meeno Peluce, Tammy Taylor
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An obese, embittered nurse doesn't mind if her toupee-wearing boyfriend romances and fleeces other women, as long as he takes her along on his con jobs.

Directors: Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman
Stars: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby
Night Terrors (1993)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A young girl travels to Cairo to visit her father, and becomes unwillingly involved with a bizarre sadomasochistic cult led by the charismatic Paul Chevalier, who is a descendant of the ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Robert Englund, Zoe Trilling, Alona Kimhi
Alphabet City (1984)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A New York City drug dealer decides to get out of the business, but has to flee from mobsters.

Director: Amos Poe
Stars: Vincent Spano, Michael Winslow, Kate Vernon
Curtains (1983)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka
Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.

Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Ursula Andress, Stacy Keach, Claudio Cassinelli
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Rene Daalder
Stars: Günther Ungeheuer, Andrea Domburg, Rijk de Gooyer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Joey
Frank R. Lanziano ...
Frankie Lanz (as Frankie Lanz)
James Quinn ...
Joey Sr.
Ellen Hammill ...
Bobbie
Dan Grimaldi ...
Ted
Mary Ann Neu ...
Sally
Elisa Heinsohn ...
Janie
Dee Hourican ...
Bonnie
Vicky Cohen ...
Cindy
Darci Wood ...
Jeannette
Mickey Berz ...
Tony
Michael Sanville ...
Billy (as Mike Sanville)
Rickey Ellis ...
John
Sal Maneri ...
Moe
...
Larry
Edit

Storyline

Due to conflict with his hard drinking father, who is a working class former musician, a talented teenager runs away from home and seeks to start his own musical career.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title

Taglines:

The Story of a Rock and Roll Rebel

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 January 1986 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Screamin' Jay Hawkins returns after the credits and asks "Is that alright?" See more »

Soundtracks

Make a Circuit With Me
Written by Tim Worman and Phil Bloomberg
Performed by Tim Worman and The Polecats
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Typical 80's cheese, but a good story with good music and a happy ending
4 December 1998 | by (Upstate NY) – See all my reviews

Joey is your typical cheesy 80's movie, but nevertheless is one of my favorites. It deals with a young guy finding love and mending a broken relationship with his father. A sub plot is the father putting his life back together in the aftermath of his wife's death. If you like Do-wop music, Joey has a good bit of it.

I don't remember Joey ever being in the cinema. I saw it as a high school kid on HBO and have probably watched it 20 times since. Joey truly is a cheesy movie, but it is also very much a feel good movie. If you're not a big fan of the 80's, Joey probably isn't for you, but if you are it is definitely a must see.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? Inessence4
Discuss Joey (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?