Joe Review

Radical working-class bigot Joe (Peter Boyle) certainly has some ideas ("32 percent of all liberals are queers!"), and in his namesake cult film, he discovers that the wealthy father (Dennis Patrick) of a junkie (Susan Sarandon in her awkward motion picture debut) has murdered her drug dealing boyfriend. He extorts Patrick into a friendship, and together they strike up an unlikely friendship. Unfortunately, after the initial shock wears off, so does Joe wear out his friendship in the film. Little happens for the last hour, leaving us to wonder if writer Norman Wexler couldn't have fashioned a better story for this creep to wander through.


Facts and Figures

Run time: 117 mins

In Theaters: Friday 11th April 2014

Box Office USA: $0.4M

Budget: $4M

Distributed by: Roadside Attractions

Production compaines: Worldview Entertainment, Dreambridge Films, Rough House Pictures, Muskat Filmed Properties

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Fresh: 105 Rotten: 17

IMDB: 7.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: John G. Avildsen


Starring: as Joe Ransom, as Gary, as Willie, Sue Rock as Merle, Heather Kafka as Lacy, Robert Johnson as Cop #1, Gary Poulter as Wade, Adriene Mishler as Connie, Brenda Isaacs Booth as Mother Jones, Aaron Spivey-Sorrells as Sammy, Dana Freitag as Sue, Anna Niemtschk as Dorothy