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Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

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Release Date
 USA: Mar 9, 1990
DVD Release Date
 R1: Apr 2, 2002

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Running Time
1 hour, 37 minutes

Country USA

Studio Amblin Entertainment

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• Joe Versus the Volcano
• Joe gegen den Vulkan (1990)

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Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy, Satire, Surreal, Fantasy, Escape

Tagline: An Average Joe. An Adventurous Comedy.

Plot: When an average man living a thoroughly unfulfilling life is diagnosed with a terminal disease he quits his job and accepts a millionaire's odd offer -- to travel to a south seas island and sacrifice himself to a volcano. In this odd but touching film Meg Ryan plays three roles.

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 Directed by
John Patrick Shanley
Congo, Moonstruck, Alive
 Written by
John Patrick Shanley
Congo, Moonstruck, Alive
Tom Hanks
Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, The Green Mile
Meg Ryan
Top Gun, When Harry Met Sally..., You've Got Mail
Lloyd Bridges
Airplane!, High Noon, Hot Shots!
Robert Stack
Airplane!, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, 1941
Dan Hedaya
The Usual Suspects, Mulholland Dr., Alien: Resurrection
Amanda Plummer
Pulp Fiction, The Fisher King, So I Married an Axe Murderer
Carol Kane
The Princess Bride, Annie Hall, Dog Day Afternoon
 Music By
Georges Delerue
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