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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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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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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 Joe and Lily are sitting on his couch after their first date, the color of the wine changes from pink when the roaches move the glass towards Lily to dark red when she is holding it. See more »

Quotes

Blank: [shouting in slow motion] COFFEE BREAK!
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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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Referenced in Infected (2008) See more »

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On the Sand
Written by Bill Ware & Jay Rodriguez
Performed by Groove Thing
Courtesy of Eightball Records
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Funny and well shot
3 January 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I was quite surprised when I saw the mark given by the IMDb users to this film. Indeed, even though it's not the best movie of the century, I found it quite entertaining and "fresh".

I loved the way it is shot, there is a real work on the layouts that makes Joe's apartment look dirty and moving at the same time. Besides, the visual effects are well done for a film that dates back to 1996. They are not THAT impressive but they are very efficient to create the funny atmosphere. I could not describe the way I laughed rolling on the floor when I saw those roaches watching an "insect porn movie", it cracked me up.

This movie is worth seeing for sure and does not deserve such a mark. Everyone who's curious should watch it to make his/her own opinion and should not pay attention to the five miserable stars given to the film.


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