Joe Versus the Volcano

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Laughs erupt when Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fall in love and fall in lava in Joe Versus the Volcano, a colorful, stylish laughquake written and directed by Moonstruck Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley. As Joe, Hanks adds to his phenomenal string of... read more
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Laughs erupt when Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan fall in love and fall in lava in Joe Versus the Volcano, a colorful, stylish laughquake written and directed by Moonstruck Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley. As Joe, Hanks adds to his phenomenal string of successes that includes Splash, Big and Turner & Hooch. And Meg Ryan follows up her starmaking When Harry Met Sally...with three roles, playing each of the women in Joe's life. When we first meet Joe, he has the white-collar blues. Every day is Monday, the boss is always in a bad mood and the cumulative stresses convince Joe he has a terminal condition called a "brain cloud." So when a zany jillionaire pops up and offers him a fleeting taste of the good life, Joe leaps at the chance. All he must do in return is leap into a volcano. But funny things happen on the way from the urban isle of Manhattan to the remote tropical isle of Waponi Woo... Out of the corporate frying pan. Into the fire. Is Joe doomed to be the last of the red-hot lovers? Not if the forces of courage, love and comedy have their way.

Original Release

03/09/1990

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Cast

Tom Hanks Joe
Meg Ryan Bellman
Lloyd Bridges Graynamore
Dan Hedaya Frank Waturi / Mr. Waturi
Ossie Davis Marshall
Barry McGovern Luggage Salesman
Robert Stack Dr. Ellison
Amanda Plummer Dagmar
Lala Sloatman Waitress (as Lala)
Abe Vigoda Chief of the Waponis
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Patrick Shanley

Writers

John Patrick Shanley

Cast

Tom Hanks Joe
Meg Ryan Bellman
Lloyd Bridges Graynamore
Dan Hedaya Frank Waturi / Mr. Waturi
Ossie Davis Marshall
Barry McGovern Luggage Salesman
Robert Stack Dr. Ellison
Amanda Plummer Dagmar
Lala Sloatman Waitress (as Lala)
Abe Vigoda Chief of the Waponis
Nathan Lane Baw - The Waponi Advance Man
Carol Kane Hairdresser (as Lisa LeBlanc)
Jennifer Stewart Statue of Liberty
David Burton Mike
Kevin Ash Pierre bell hop
Scott Ditty Waponi Warrior
Michael George Musician
Jack E. Herman Waponi Warrior
Sidney S. Liufau Waponi
Branscombe Richmond Waponi

Producers

Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg Producer
Frank Marshall Producer
Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Roxanne Rogers Producer
Teri Schwartz Producer

Editors

Richard Halsey, Kenneth Wannberg

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