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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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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
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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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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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Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

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

Ralph Roach: Talk? We can sing!
Roaches: Garbage, garbage, garbage, garbage, garbage! / The garbage in the moonlight gives off a lovely smell - lovely smell / Sipping sewage with my baby in our little roach motel - please don't tell / zum zum zuma zum zum zum / doot de doot doot doot de doo doot de doot doot doot de doo doot de doot doot doot de doo doot de doot doot doodly doo / Take an ocean trip on our garbage ship with the cockroach I adore / We'll take a taste of the medical waste that washes up on shore / Oh ...
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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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Spoofs First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Cat Rodeo
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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