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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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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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The first ever feature film produced by MTV Networks. See more »

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An African elephant, identifiable by its long ears, passes through town and Joe collects its dung. Later, flowers grow on the dung and he presents them to Lily, who says that the flowers only grow on the dung of elephants native to southeast Asia. Lily claims to have written her senior thesis on this species of flower, so it is unlikely that she has misidentified them or that she is mistaken about where they grow. See more »

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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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Filmed entirely in New York City except for one scene we had to go to Newark for. 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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Singing and dancing cockroaches. Is that ingenuity or what? Ha, ha!
5 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is pretty funny. What it lacks in intelligence, it makes up for in fun.

Joe(O'Connell)has just to New York City and into his first apartment. The only problem: it's infested with thousands of talking cockroaches. They all seem to be a pain in Joe's butt, but the roaches come in more useful for him than he thought.

This movie is no classic, of course I don't think any of MTV's movies will be considered classics. But they are really funny(also see Beavis and Butt-Head Do America and Dead Man On Campus).

It's a hilarious and fun little flick, even for people who don't like bugs. 8/10


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