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Joe's Apartment (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | 26 July 1996 (USA)
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
Alex Molina ...
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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Trivia

This film is based on the 1994 short of the same name that aired on MTV during commercial breaks. See more »

Goofs

At roughly 1 hour and 6 minutes, between second 28 and 29, Joe can be seen raising arm as giant urinal cake flies over him. See more »

Quotes

Lily Dougherty: The lot is completely planted, the, the community is behind it and the flowers just starting to bloom and now all I have to do is show it to my father and show him something good can still come outta the neighborhood and it's worth saving...
Joe: Do-you-wanna-come-over-to-my-place?
[a coach races by, splashing them with mud]
Joe: I've... got a towel you could use.
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Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely in New York City except for one scene we had to go to Newark for. See more »

Connections

Referenced in House M.D.: Euphoria: Part 1 (2006) See more »

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Shoo Bee Do Bee Do
Written by G. Mart, Peter Bischof-Fallenstein & James Walls
Performed by La Bouche
Courtesy of BMG/Ariola
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laugh your head of
12 September 2004 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

What's wrong with you, people??? Why has this movie such a low rating???

I loved those bugs everywhere. The special effects are OK. The story itself is a bit naive, but, hé, it's a fairy-tale!

Everyone who likes Who frames Roger Rabbit, Ant Z, Thumbelina by Don Bluth (OK, bad example) or over-the-top-sentimental-romance like What Dreams May Come must like Joe's Apartment.

What do we have here? 1: a lonely country-boy in New York; 2: two ugly and dumb bad guys; 3: a sweet girl as love interest; and 4: thousands of bugs who are supposed to be loathsome, but soon turn out to be adorable. The first three items you have seen all before. But the fourth! You've never seen something like this, and you will never forget you saw it.


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