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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Joseph Banks was the name of Captain Cook's chief botanist on his expeditions to the South Pacific in the 18th century. See more
When Joe sits on the beach all night and the sun rises in the morning, the light casts onto Joe from the bottom up, rather than the top down as would be expected naturally. See more
You look terrible, Mr. Waturi. You look like a bag of shit stuffed in a cheap suit. Not that anyone could look good under these zombie lights. I, I, I, I can feel them sucking the juice out of my eyeball. Suck, suck, suck, SUCK...
[makes a sucking noise
For 300 bucks a week, that's the news. For 300 bucks a week, I've lived in this sink, this used rubber.
You watch it, mister! There's a woman here!
Don't you think I know that, Frank? Don't you think I am aware there is a woman here? I...
Referenced in Spud
I Cover the Waterfront
Written by Edward Heyman
& Johnny Green
Performed by The Ink Spots
used during Joe's derlilium on the raft See more