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

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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

When Joe and Lily are sitting on his couch after their first date, the position of his arm changes from lowered to around her shoulder between shots. See more »

Quotes

[Joe finds a man lying in a pool of blood]
Joe: Oh, my god! Mister, are you alright?
Walter Shit: Two days, seven hours, twenty-three minutes and four seconds. That's how long I've been lying here.
Joe: Are you O.K.?
Walter Shit: 'Course not! I'm an artist!
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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 »

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Referenced in Infected (2008) See more »

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Written by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool (as Frank Wright) & Mike Dirnt (as Michael Pritchard)
Performed by Green Day
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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Totally off the wall creative genius
15 August 2002 | by (Cedar Hills, Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie before my 16 year-old son rented the video. It is hilarious. Think of "Babe" as produced by the Marx Brothers, using singing cockroaches instead of mice . Evidently the critics didn't like it much, and I can see how they might not see it as high art, but as entertainment and an enjoyable time in fantasy land, it right up there with the best of them, in my opinion.


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