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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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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
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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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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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Sex Bugs Rock 'n Roll.


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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 »

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Walter Shit: Oh my God! Joe, It's your mother... and she's dead!
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After the end credits, the cockroaches come together and form the MTV logo, then they crawl away. See more »

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Spoofs First Blood (1982) See more »

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Loi Sai Da
Written by Moby (as Richard Hall)
Performed by Moby
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
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Singing and dancing cockroaches. Is that ingenuity or what? Ha, ha!
5 September 2001 | by (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This movie is pretty funny. What it lacks in intelligence, it makes up for in fun.

Joe(O'Connell)has just to New York City and into his first apartment. The only problem: it's infested with thousands of talking cockroaches. They all seem to be a pain in Joe's butt, but the roaches come in more useful for him than he thought.

This movie is no classic, of course I don't think any of MTV's movies will be considered classics. But they are really funny(also see Beavis and Butt-Head Do America and Dead Man On Campus).

It's a hilarious and fun little flick, even for people who don't like bugs. 8/10


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