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Joe's Apartment [DVD] [1996]


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    75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)


    Joe's Apartment
    This film is based on an innovative short film made for MTV about a guy living in a horrible downtown apartment filled with scores of mischievous, smart-alecky roaches. The story chronicles the adventures of Joe (Jerry O'Connell), a hapless rube from the rural Midwest who journeys to the wilds of New York City. Mugged repeatedly on his arrival, his luck seems to turn when he finds an affordable apartment in a very dubious neighborhood. Unfortunately, his landlord (Don Ho) is more interested in evicting or, if need be, murdering his tenants, so that the building can be turned into a (highly profitable) penitentiary. Joe finds the allies he needs in his apartment's cockroaches, who sing and dance their way into his heart. This film should be of interest for fans of 1930s musicals; it makes reference to Busby Berkeley's elaborate dance phantasmagorias and the odd water ballets of Esther Williams. Many of the scenes utilized real roaches who were "choreographed" via tiny filament harnesses and other devices. Animal rights activists will be pleased to note that no roaches were intentionally harmed during filming. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jerry O'Connell
      Jerry O'Connell - Joe
    • Megan Ward
      Megan Ward - Lily Dougherty
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      Jim Sterling - Jesus
    • Shiek Mahmud-Bey
      Shiek Mahmud-Bey - Vlad
    • Jim Turner
      Jim Turner - Walter Shit

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    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      cool roaches rock and roll!


      for some people this movie well it might gross them out with the talking cockroaches or if your like me you can eat or drink a soda while you watch this film very funny yeah i laugh at it although my mom gets a nervous stomach so she can't see this movie but for me and my best friend we truly love it even the part of the musical funky towel yeah towels got the funk! towels got the funk LoL love it might not be good for youngsters to watch might creep them out or cause of bad lanuge on the movie but hey i say all kids can watch it ! funny real funny! so if you see a roach don't freak out ! just think about the movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This really brings back memories growing up. Re-watching classic movies. Though this does make you not want to eat. It was great to see this comedy again. Had my kids watch it and they were grossed out, but laughed. Great to Jerry O'Connell before his days in Sliders.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Poor sound & visual quality.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      This is a favorite movie of mine, so I loved it. However, the sound was terrible. The visual quality wasn't good. I'd compare it to a bootlegged video. Overall, I'm very disappointed.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Plain fun


      A comical and easy film to watch. The cockroaches are adorable!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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