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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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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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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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1.85 : 1
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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

[Walter Shit, performance artist, has been lying in a pool of blood]
Walter Shit: I wanted to express how cold, how pitiless this city really is.
Joe: Nobody touched you for two days?
Walter Shit: Spitting doesn't count.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Infected (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Sewer Surfin'
Written by Kevin Weist & John Payson
Performed by the Roach Chorus
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Roach memories
25 August 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie despite one thing - I had an irrational phobia of roaches since I was young, and only got over it a few years ago just before this movie came out. Just as well - I might never watched it otherwise. To see the roaches up close and performing song and dance made me a little nauseous at first as it brought back memories of those times when I got too close to a real roach, but after a while, you sort of forget that they are dirty and disgusting pests and actually start enjoying and anticipating their next comic routine. For me, the stars of the show are the roaches, in fact, I can't even remember who acted in it after a while.


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