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
A story of love, lava and burning desire.
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Did You Know?
When Joe and Angelica are overlooking Los Angeles in her convertible, her license tag on the rear reads "BAAD GIRL". When she is dropping him back at the hotel in the next scene, the front plate reads "GOOD GIRL". 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
I am completely untrustworthy... I'm a flibbertigibbet.
References A Trip to the Moon
Written by Hart and Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Elvis Presley
used during the New York hotel night See more