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Joe the King ()


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A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.

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Joe Henry
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Theresa Henry
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Mrs. Basil
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Winston
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Bob Henry
Max Ligosh ...
Mike Henry
James Costa ...
Ray
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Waitress
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Mary
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Roy
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Mr. Brazer
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Jorge
Robert Whaley ...
Jerry
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Little Joe (as Peter Tambakis)
Harlee Ott ...
Dawn
Travis J. Feretic ...
Rory (as Travis Feretic)
Benjamin Styx ...
Little Ray
Alice June Blythe ...
Alice (as Alice Blythe)
Linda Key ...
Mrs. Williams
Rob Bergenstock ...
Little Mike
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Allyson
Michael Taylor ...
Man in Jerry's Apt.
Lori Eastside ...
Woman in Jerry's Apt.
Craig Levine ...
Dave
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Patty
Lyn Nagel ...
Jenny
Sarah Vitale ...
Brandy
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Len Coles
Laura Ligosh ...
Fooseball Girl
Jack McNamara ...
Mr. Dawson
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Mr. Margolis
Reggie Montgomery ...
Andy
Anthony Todisco ...
Kenny Orzo
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Pat
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Doctor
Mitchell Fleiss ...
Cop #1
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Judge
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Ticket Taker
Guy Griffis ...
Old Man
P.J. Pesce ...
Detention Security (as PJ Pesce)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tali Cherniawsky ...
Len's Assistant (uncredited)
Joel Plue ...
Boy in Classroom (uncredited)
Crystal Rose ...
Cheerleader (U-5) (uncredited)
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Man Upstairs (uncredited)
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Angry Man Bob Owes (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frank Whaley

Written by

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Frank Whaley ... (written by)

Produced by

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Kathy DeMarco ... co-producer
Jennifer Dewis ... producer
Janet Grillo ... executive producer
Michael Johnson ... associate producer
John Leguizamo ... executive producer
Scott Macaulay ... producer
Lindsay Marx ... producer
Robin O'Hara ... producer
Shan Padda ... associate producer

Music by

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Anthony Grimaldi
Robert Whaley

Cinematography by

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Michael Mayers

Film Editing by

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Melody London
Miran Miosic

Casting By

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Kerry Barden
Billy Hopkins
Suzanne Smith

Production Design by

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Daniel Ouellette

Art Direction by

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Mylene Santos

Costume Design by

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Richard Owings

Makeup Department

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Kyra Panchenko ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Robin O'Hara ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joseph Ray ... first assistant director
Joshua Zeman ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Kaem Coughlin ... scenic artist

Sound Department

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David Alvarez ... sound mixer
Pembrooke Andrews ... assistant dialogue editor
Jeff K. Brunello ... sound effects editor
Paul Curtis ... adr editor / dialogue editor
John D'Aquino ... boom operator
Shawn Kennelly ... foley mixer
Gene Patterson ... cable person
Carlene Tanner ... additional boom operator
Brandon Walker ... sound supervisor
Tim Walston ... supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Rob Benevides ... special effects makeup

Stunts

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Kristopher Medina ... stunts
Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ruark Behan ... best boy grip
Alan Blagg ... grip
Michael N. Green ... additional electrician
Lisa Hartjen ... electrician
Jason Hubert ... best boy
Glen Weinstein ... dolly grip

Location Management

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Shannon Causey ... location manager (as Shannon Bowen)

Music Department

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Carol Sue Baker ... music supervisor
Dan Barrett ... musician (as Daniel J. Barrett)
Miri Ben-Ari ... musician
Paul Geluso ... music engineer / music producer / musician
Anthony Grimaldi ... music engineer (as Tony Grimaldi) / music producer (as Tony grimaldi) / musician (as Tony Grimaldi)
Jonathan Hafter ... music supervisor
Matt Iselin ... musician
Robert Whaley ... music engineer / music producer / musician

Other crew

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April Blair ... production office coordinator
Greg Cattano ... production accountant
Mariela Comitini ... production assistant
Steve Lee ... production assistant
Vernon Rodriquez ... parking assistant
Michael Taylor ... script supervisor
Troy Underwood ... production assistant
Michael Williams ... production assistant

Thanks

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Herbert Beigel ... special thanks
Stephen Mailer ... special thanks
Robert W. Whaley ... dedicatee: in memory of

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Plot Summary

A destitute 14-year-old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major takes until he steals a cash box from the diner where he works. Although Joe uses the money to pay off some of his father's debts and to replace his mother's records that his father smashed in a fit of temper, Joe gets no thanks. Written by John Sacksteder

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Also Known As
  • Pleasant View Avenue (United States)
  • Joe the King - König der Außenseiter (Germany)
  • Joe el Rey (Spain)
  • Король Джо (Russia)
  • Aprendendo a Viver (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $11,793, 17 Oct 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia Near the end of the movie where Henry is making an attempt to tell Joe how much he really cares, the lullaby music coming form the ice cream truck was unintentional. But Whaley liked the way it felt, so he left it in. See more »
Goofs Joe licks the envelope closed to the card he leaves his mother under the porch, but when she crawls under the porch to open it, it is unsealed. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Return to Innocence (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Just Walking in the Rain See more »
Quotes Bob Henry: There's people who do good, Joey. They have... a family... a job... I had a job. Swabbed floors, made a livin'. I had a pension comin'.
Joe Henry: I gotta go.
Bob Henry: What I'm sayin' is... There are good people, Joey, and then there are people like me. Don't get caught on the wrong side of that equation.
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