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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
... Lily Dougherty
... Ralph Roach (voice)
... Rodney Roach (voice)
... Walter Shit / Voice of Cockroach
... Blank (as Sandra Denton)
... Senator Dougherty
... Alberto Bianco
... Jesus Bianco / Voice of Cockroach
... Vladimir Bianco
... P.I. Smith
Frank Bello ... Stick-Up Man #1
... 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 USA:

$1,854,000, 28 July 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,611,624, 8 September 1996
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1.85 : 1
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The first ever feature film produced by MTV Networks. See more »

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

Quotes

Rodney Roach: Ralphie! I'm surprised at you! Does this mean you're giving up?
Ralph Roach: Give up? Give up? What are you saying to me? How come us roaches have been able to outlast the dinosaurs? How do we survive poison and persecution? How do we keep on crawling, in the face of overwhelming odds? I'll tell you how: because WE NEVER GIVE UP! A true cockroach never gives up. They can stomp us, they can pop us, but they'll never ever stop us. Someday the great H-bomb is gonna drop, and we'll have the whole planet to ...
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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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Hold My Feeler
Written by Kevin Weist & John Payson
Performed by the Roach Chorus
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Totally off the wall creative genius
15 August 2002 | by 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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