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 DeDe leave the restaurant, there is a billboard on the left with a picture of an erupting volcano and the words "Fire in Paradise". See more
Joe and Anjelica must have taken an awfully circuitous route to go from LAX to Los Angeles, since the drive is through Culver City, not the Pacific Coast Highway. See more
Take me... to the volcano!
Referenced in Greek: Tailgate Expectations
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