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Joe's Apartment (1996)

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A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches.

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A colony of cockroaches lives peacefully in a messy bachelor's apartment until his new girlfriend moves in.

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Stars: Kaoru Kobayashi, Setsuko Karasuma, Kanako Fujiwara
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Joe
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Ralph Roach (voice)
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Rodney Roach (voice)
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Walter Shit / Voice of Cockroach
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Blank (as Sandra Denton)
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Senator Dougherty
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Alberto Bianco
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Jesus Bianco / Voice of Cockroach
Shiek Mahmud-Bey ...
Vladimir Bianco
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P.I. Smith
Frank Bello ...
Stick-Up Man #1
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Stick-Up Man #2
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Stick-Up Man #3
Wayman Ezell ...
Apartment Broker #1
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Storyline

Joe comes from Iowa to New York and, being short of money, wants to find an apartment with very low rent. His quest is successful, but he must share the residence with some 50,000 cockroaches. The insects turn out to be Joe's best friends. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Rated PG-13 for crude humor and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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26 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,854,000 (USA) (26 July 1996)

Gross:

$4,611,624 (USA) (6 September 1996)
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The first ever feature film produced by MTV Networks. See more »

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An African elephant, identifiable by its long ears, passes through town and Joe collects its dung. Later, flowers grow on the dung and he presents them to Lily, who says that the flowers only grow on the dung of elephants native to southeast Asia. Lily claims to have written her senior thesis on this species of flower, so it is unlikely that she has misidentified them or that she is mistaken about where they grow. See more »

Quotes

Roaches: Welcome to Joe's apartment, it's our apartment too/We've been around for a hundred billion years and we'll be here long after you!/(ba ba ba ba ba)/Let's go to our place it's a great big space it's where I wanna be/Where friends all meet and life is sweet cuz everything's for free/It's the joint, it's a gas/It's a big fat boot in the ass (kick your ass)/Let's toast raise your glass here's to Joe! A man with class!/(burp) Sooooo... hello from Joe's apartment you're gonna love the view/It's the ...
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After the end credits, the cockroaches come together and form the MTV logo, then they crawl away. See more »

Connections

Remake of Joe's Apt. (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold My Feeler
Written by Kevin Weist & John Payson
Performed by the Roach Chorus
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A wonderfully imaginative movie
22 July 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Ignore the negative rabble expressed above. Rent the movie, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. "Joe's Apartment" has more creativity and originality in it than most of the films I've seen in 1999. Great concept, great animation/set designs, great fun.


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