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. Written by
An Average Joe. An Adventurous Comedy.
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The mask worn by the Waponi who is representing the evil spirit resembles the factory where Joe used to work. See more
When Joe enters the factory turnstile (view from the back), the man next in line bars is not the same man behind him when Joe gets hit by the turnstile (view from the front). This might be deliberate on the part of the film makers. When he walks through the parking lot, most of the people around him are dressed as blue-collar workers (open collars and jackets). When he enters the gate, most of the people behind him are white collar workers (jacket and tie under overcoat). See more
They just pay me to drive the limo, sir. I'm not here to tell you who you are.
I didn't ask you to tell me who I am.
You were hinting around about clothes. That happens to be a very important topic to me, sir. Clothes, Mr...
Banks. Clothes make the man. I believe that. You say to me you want to go shopping, you want to buy clothes, but you don't know what kind. You leave that hanging in the air, like I'm going to fill in the blank, that to me is like asking me who you are, and I don't ...
Referenced in Greek: Tailgate Expectations
"Mas Que Nada"
Written by Jorge Ben
Performed by Sergio Mendes
& Brazil '66
used during the New York shopping spree See more