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Joe's Apartment (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Musical  |  26 July 1996 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Alex Molina ...
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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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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Joes lya  »

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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 »

Goofs

When the Bianco boys break into the apartment and approach Joe, one is talking, but no words are heard. See more »

Quotes

Roaches: Funky Towel, towel's got the funk/Funky towel, towel's got the funk!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, the cockroaches come together and form the MTV logo, then they crawl away. See more »

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References Gulliver's Travels (1996) See more »

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Cat Rodeo
Written by Kevin Weist & John Payson
Performed by the Roach Chorus
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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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