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Joe's Apartment ()


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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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Joe
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Lily Dougherty
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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
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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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Apartment Broker #2
Rose Kimmel ...
Mrs. Grotowski
Cynthia Neilson ...
Dangling Woman
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Complaint Handler
John Palomino ...
Complaint Handler
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Complaint Handler
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Complaint Handler
Michael Mandel ...
Complaint Handler (as Michael Mandell)
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Complaint Handler (as Roy Davis)
Edward Rosado ...
Boy at Play
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Girl at Play
Salvatore Paul Piro ...
Sal (as Salvatore Piro)
Peter Yoshida ...
Zipp Copy Customer
Stewart Russell ...
Zipp Copy Manager
Rae C. Wright ...
Movie Goer
Toukie Smith ...
Head Usher
Tommy Hollis ...
Boss Plumber
Bam Bam Bigelow ...
Boss Construction (as Scott Bigelow)
Christopher Durang ...
Boss Clergy
Dale Goodson ...
Boss Clown
Patricia O'Connell ...
Ms. Featherstone
Fanni Green ...
Counsel
Peggy Healey ...
Counsel (as Peg Healey)
Cristina Martinez ...
Boss Hog Band Member
Jon Spencer ...
Boss Hog Band Member (as Jonathan Spencer)
Jens Jurgensen ...
Boss Hog Band Member
Hollis Yungblut ...
Boss Hog Band Member
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Pizza Couple
Solange Monnier ...
Pizza Couple
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NEA Scout
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Club DeeJay (as Richard 'Moby' Hall)
William Wegman ...
Distinguished Man with Dog
Glenn Kubota ...
Lab Manager
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Cockroach (voice)
Vebe Borge ...
Cockroach (voice)
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Cockroach (voice)
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Cockroach (voice) (as Godfrey Danchimah)
Kenan Moran ...
Cockroach (voice)
Jennie Moreau ...
Cockroach (voice)
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Cockroach (voice)
Mark Rosenthal ...
Cockroach (voice)
James Stauffer ...
Cockroach (voice)
John Tereile ...
Cockroach (voice)
Kevin Weist ...
Cockroach (voice)
Geoffrey Whelan ...
Cockroach (voice)
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Cockroach (voice)
Tawatha Agee ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Sean Altman ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Don Blackman ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
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The Roach Chorus (voice)
Barry Carl ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Regina Cooper ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
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The Roach Chorus (voice)
Elliott Kerman ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Scott Leonard ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Melvern Mackell ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Mark Palermo ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Billy Straus ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Jeff Thacher ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
J.C. White ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Tyrita White ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Wayne Wilkins ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Michael Winther ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Carol Woods ...
The Roach Chorus (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Americus Abesamis ...
Bianco's Bodyguard (uncredited)
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Purple Painted Businessman (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Gangster (uncredited)
John Nesci ...
Landlord (uncredited)
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Girl in Garden (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Payson

Written by

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John Payson ... (short film)
 
John Payson ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Griffin Dunne ... executive producer
Bonni Lee ... producer
Judy McGrath ... executive producer
Diana Phillips ... producer
Abby Terkuhle ... executive producer

Music by

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Carter Burwell

Cinematography by

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Peter Deming

Film Editing by

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Peter C. Frank ... (as Peter Frank)

Editorial Department

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Anthony L. Jamison ... first assistant editor
Irene Kassow ... assistant editor
Nancy Novack ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Meg Simon

Production Design by

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Carol Spier

Art Direction by

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Ed Check

Set Decoration by

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Karin Wiesel Holmes ... (as Karin Wiesel)

Costume Design by

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Stephanie Maslansky

Makeup Department

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Nathan J. Busch II ... hair stylist
Patricia Regan ... makeup artist (as Patricia Schenkel Regan)

Production Management

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Sarah Connors ... post-production supervisor
Cecilia Kate Roque ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vebe Borge ... first assistant director
Otie Brown ... second assistant director
Jonathan Starch ... additional assistant director

Art Department

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Peter Gelfman ... leadman
Julia G. Hickman ... art department coordinator
Michael Leather ... on-set dresser
Carlos Menéndez ... assistant art director
Ken Nelson ... construction coordinator
Mark Peltzer ... property master
Amy Safhay ... greensperson
Kenneth Sayers ... set dresser
Will Scheck ... key greensperson
Dan Shefelman ... storyboard artist
Carol Silverman ... set decorator: additional photography
Robert Topol ... principal scenic artist
M. Tony Trotta ... camera scenic artist
Joan Winters ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Kay Denmark ... adr boom operator
Rosa Howell-Thornhill ... sound mixer
Toussaint Kotright ... utility sound
Kevin Lee ... sound editor
Daniel Pagan ... assistant sound editor
Dan Sable ... supervising sound editor
Lynn Sable ... sound editor
Matt Sietz ... additional sound engineer
Brian Vancho ... foley artist

Special Effects by

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Sal Denaro ... model maker
Peter Kunz ... on set special effects
Peter Wallach ... stop motion animator

Visual Effects by

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Randall Balsmeyer ... visual effects supervisor
Tom Bisogno ... CG modeling/materials
Rhett Collier ... technical director
John Kahrs ... lighting designer
Mitch Kopelman ... senior technical director
Peter Kuran ... visual effects supervisor
Alexander Levenson ... modeler
Matt McDonald ... visual effects
Nina Rappaport ... digital effects producer
Christina Reyes ... digital effects production assistant
Sam Richards ... digital effects supervisor
John Siczewicz ... senior digital artist: Blue Sky Studios
Chris Trimble ... technical director: Blue Sky Studios
Michael Turoff ... visual effects producer
Leon Xiao ... systems administrator
Stephen Sobisky ... project manager: Viewpoint Datalabs (uncredited)

Stunts

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G.A. Aguilar ... stunt coordinator
Howard 'Stick' Baines ... stunts (as Howard Baines)
Douglas Crosby ... stunts
Terry Jackson ... stunts
David S. Lomax ... stunts (as David Lomax)
Paul Marini ... stunt double
Paul Michael Marini ... stunts
Kristopher Medina ... stunts
Phil Neilson ... stunt coordinator
David Shumbris ... stunts
Bernie Spencer-Horsman ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dany Adams ... camera operator
K.C. Bailey ... still photographer
Joe Collins ... second assistant camera
Andy Day ... best boy electric
Robert K. Feldmann ... key grip
Morris Flam ... gaffer
Michael Fradianni ... generator operator
John Geisler ... grip
Paul Holahan ... director of photography: second unit
Todd Hotaling ... assistant camera
Bruce MacCallum ... camera operator
Rick Marroquin ... best boy grip
William D. Moran ... company grip
David Norris ... camera operator: Wescam camera
Chris Silano ... first assistant camera
Kevin McKenna ... video assist operator (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Peter Carisi-de Lappe ... animator
Jan Carlee ... computer animation sequence supervisor
Doug Dooley ... animator
David Figliola ... animator
Marc Lougee ... animator: stop-motion
Tim Nordquist ... animation editor
Carlos Saldanha ... supervising animator
Sean Lawrence Smith ... animation assistant
Steve Talkowski ... animator
Aurelio Voltaire ... animator (as Voltaire)
Chris Wedge ... animation director
William R. Wright ... animation consultant

Casting Department

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Meredith Jacobson Marciano ... extras casting (as Meredith Jacobson)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ann Gastler ... costume assistant
Barbara Hause ... wardrobe supervisor (as Barbara J. Hause)
Fionnuala M. Lynch ... wardrobe supervisor
Elizabeth Shelton ... assistant costume designer (as Liz Shelton)

Location Management

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Gilberto Diaz ... location assistant
Jenny R. Evans ... assistant location manager
Ian MacGregor ... location assistant
Daniel Strol ... location manager

Music Department

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Margot Core ... music supervisor
Michael Farrow ... score mixer
Lynn Geller ... music supervisor
Shari Johanson ... music editor (as Shari Schwartz)
Todd Kasow ... supervising music editor
Nic Ratner ... supervising music editor
John Moses ... musician (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ronald Baum ... driver (as Ron Baum) / transportation

Other crew

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David A. Brody ... assistant roach wrangler (as Dave Brody)
Owen Burke ... production assistant
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot
James Currie ... production assistant
Joyce Hsieh ... first assistant accountant
Mitch Kopelman ... senior technical director
Clara Martinez ... assistant: Bonni Lee
Steve McAuliff ... animal trainer
Raymond A. Mendez ... roach wrangler
Monica Nordhaus ... assistant to producers
Exile Ramirez ... assistant production coordinator
Wendy Lee Roberts ... script supervisor
Jennifer Roth ... production coordinator
Kara Smith-McAll ... craft service supervisor
Michael Sullivan ... puppet constructor
Maurice Van Swaaij ... technical director
René Veilleux ... key production assistant
Mario West ... production assistant
Vlad Wolynetz ... assistant to director
Bill Daly ... post-production accountant manager (uncredited)
Anthony O. Prime ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines MTV's 1st Movie! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Joes Apartment - Das große Krabbeln (Germany)
  • El cuchitril de Joe (Spain)
  • Bogaras Joe (Hungary)
  • Karaluchy pod poduchy (Poland)
  • Džoov apartman (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 80 min
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Box Office

Budget $13,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,854,000, 28 Jul 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in A Time to Kill/Manny & Lo/Kingpin/Joe's Apartment/The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Joe's Apartment Theme See more »
Crazy Credits After the end credits, the cockroaches come together and form the MTV logo, then they crawl away. See more »
Quotes [Joe finds a man lying in a pool of blood]
Joe: Oh, my god! Mister, are you alright?
Walter Shit: Two days, seven hours, twenty-three minutes and four seconds. That's how long I've been lying here.
Joe: Are you O.K.?
Walter Shit: 'Course not! I'm an artist!
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