Joe vs the Volcano


Runtime : 01h42
Genres : Comedy, Drama
Release : March 09, 1990
Studio : Warner Bros.
Domestic revenue : $39,404,261
Director : John Patrick Shanley
Writer : John Patrick Shanley
Shooting place : The United States

Cast and characters

Tom Hanks Joe Banks
Meg Ryan DeDe / Angelica Graynamore / Patricia Graynamore
Lloyd Bridges Samuel Harvey Graynamore
Robert Stack Dr. Ellison
Abe Vigoda Waponi Chief
Dan Hedaya Frank Waturi
Barry McGovern Luggage Salesman
Amanda Plummer Dagmar
Ossie David Marshall
Jayne Haynes Nurse
David Burton Mike


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.