Joe Versus the Volcano

Synopsis: Joe versus the Volcano is a fable which opens with somewhat surrealistic scenes of the dehumanization of Joe Bank's job and work environment (at a company whose product rather literally screws people) with imagery that seems to have been inspired by the classic film Metropolis. Joe is diagnosed with an incurable disease, quits his dehumanizing job, and accepts an offer to briefly "live like a king, die like a man" - but to fulfill his agreement he must willingly jump into a live volcano on the island of Waponi Woo in order to appease the volcano god. En route to the island, Joe meets a series of interesting characters in NYC and LA, then boards a yacht, captained by Patricia Graynamore. During the voyage Joe and Patricia survive disaster, fall in love, and finally arrive at the island where they face their destiny.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.7
Metacritic:
45
Rotten Tomatoes:
62%
PG
Year:
1990
102 min
960 Views


ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT

Joe opens the door and goes in. The SONG ENDS.

3 INT. ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT - DAY 3

The place is lit with those totally draining, deadening

fluorescent lights. DEDE, a secretary in her late

twenties, is sitting at her desk, typing. She's pretty,

maybe a little hard.

(CONTINUED)

JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO - Rev. 5/16/89 3.

3 CONTINUED:
3

She types like an automatic weapon. Her makeup doesn't

really work under these lights. She nods briefly to Joe,

and goes on with her typing. Joe tries to hang up his

hat, but it keeps falling off the hook. He is endlessly

patient. It's the sound of the typewriter that makes him

miss. At last he succeeds. Behind Dede, at a bigger

desk, is MR. WATURI. He's leaning back in an executive

chair, talking on the phone. He's middle-aged, olive

skinned, in a dark suit that shows up his significant

dandruff. His teeth are yellow as rancid butter. And

there's enough grease shining on his forehead to coat a

skillet. He's talking into the phone.

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John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley is an American playwright, screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His play Doubt: A Parable won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play. more…

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