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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The first ever feature film produced by MTV Networks. See more »
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 »
[Joe finds a man lying in a pool of blood]
Oh, my god! Mister, are you alright?
Two days, seven hours, twenty-three minutes and four seconds. That's how long I've been lying here.
Are you O.K.?
'Course not! I'm an artist!
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Filmed entirely in New York City except for one scene we had to go to Newark for. See more »
When Joe's Apartment was aired on network television, the name of the band that Joe became involved with was changed from "SHIT" to "POO" See more »
What's wrong with you, people??? Why has this movie such a low rating???
I loved those bugs everywhere. The special effects are OK. The story itself is a bit naive, but, hé, it's a fairy-tale!
Everyone who likes Who frames Roger Rabbit, Ant Z, Thumbelina by Don Bluth (OK, bad example) or over-the-top-sentimental-romance like What Dreams May Come must like Joe's Apartment.
What do we have here? 1: a lonely country-boy in New York; 2: two ugly and dumb bad guys; 3: a sweet girl as love interest; and 4: thousands of bugs who are supposed to be loathsome, but soon turn out to be adorable. The first three items you have seen all before. But the fourth! You've never seen something like this, and you will never forget you saw it.
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