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Joe Versus the Volcano [Blu-ray] [1990]

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  • Release Date: 06/20/2017
  • Rating: PG
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    Joe Versus the Volcano [Blu-ray] [1990]
    Joe Versus the Volcano [Blu-ray] [1990]
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

    Special Features


    • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary
    • Eric Burdon "Sixteen Tons" Music Video

    Synopsis


    Joe Versus the Volcano
    Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley's first foray into the director's chair is a quirky romantic fantasy, featuring Bo Welch's signature production design. Tom Hanks plays Joe Banks, a man who hates his job, thinks the overhead fluorescent lights are making him sick, and quakes at the presence of his boorish boss Frank Watori (Dan Hedaya). He is attracted to the office secretary DeDe (Meg Ryan) but is afraid to speak to her. Then his life changes when he visits Dr. Ellison (Robert Stack). Dr. Ellison tells Joe that he has something called "a brain cloud" that is rapidly spreading throughout his brain. He will feel great, but he'll be dead within five months. Instead of being depressed at this bleak prognosis, Joe suddenly feels free. He quits his job, asks DeDe out, and is contacted by a rich millionaire named Graynamore (Lloyd Bridges). Graynamore owns an island named Waponi Woo, whose natives need to be placated. The natives require a sacrifice to their island volcano, the Big Woo, so that the island won't sink beneath the Pacific. Graynamore offers unlimited wealth to Tom in exchange for Tom's becoming the object of human sacrifice. Joe has nothing to lose, so he accepts the offer. As he heads out to the island, Joe meets Graynamore's daughters -- Angelica, a Los Angeles socialite, and Patricia, Angelica's blonde half-sister (both roles played by Ryan). Joe arrives at the island, and as he stands at the lips of the Big Woo he has to decide whether he really wants to leap into the maw of the fiery volcano. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tom Hanks
      Tom Hanks - Joe Banks
    • Meg Ryan
      Meg Ryan - Angelica, DeDe, Patricia
    • Lloyd Bridges
      Lloyd Bridges - Samuel Harvey Graynamore



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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tom Hanks is Great!

      Posted
      kevman79

      A box office flop and garner of very little critical attention, 'Joe Versus the Volcano' is actually an excellent film that just never received the attention it so very much deserved, that is until this dvd release. A beautiful anamorphic widescreen 2.35:1 transfer and excellent audio help those who missed it on the big screen get another chance to view it as it was intended to be seen. An obscure tale of honor and integrity, underscored by a sweet love story and awkward yet hilarious moments allow this film to role smoothly. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best romantic comedy

      Posted
      bailey1

      This is one of the best Tom hanks and meg Ryan movies together to my opinion it is just as good as you've got mail. Meg Ryan does her best job in this movie. This movie is really good to watch and if you likeyouve got mail then you will love joe versus the volcanoe. The movie is a feel good movie romantic funny hilarious I love every minute and second of the movie it is a family movie the reason why the movie is pg just for language and there is not one part that I don't like in the movie I love the movie a lot and there is a eat ending T the end of the movie which is the volcanoe part.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Tom Hanks' Best Finally on Blu

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      caliaga
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      This is one of Tom Hanks' best and funniest performances, with this darkly comedic flick standing up to the test of time, thanks to this great Blu-ray release.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I love this movie!

      Posted
      Murphology

      I first saw this movie when I was a kid. It is a little weird but still cute. Good to see Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in another cute romantic comedy

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Family FAVORITE

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      supergrover

      This is one of my families top 5 movies. We absolutely love it and quote it all the time! It's full of a quirky kind of humor. Really fun!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie

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      Snoopy
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      LOVE this movie. I have waited for it to come out on Blu Ray and somehow I missed it for awhile.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      Lasko
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      It's a movie to watch with your wife or girlfriend because they and you will enjoy it

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Super film finally on bluRay

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      TW0007
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      Finally available on BluRay! Terrific film for the family.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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