Film Club: Joe Versus The Volcano

Film Club: Joe Versus The Volcano

This is a Film Club edition with special guest Kermet Apio. Kermet discusses with Silas one of his favorite films, Joe Versus The Volcano.

Joe Banks (Tom Hanks) is dying, apparently. This is good news, since his life was not much worth living anyway. On the upside, a strange millionaire (Lloyd Bridges) offers Joe a way to die with meaning and dignity: by hurling himself into a volcano. With plenty of spending cash and an ensemble of new luggage, Joe embarks on an absurdist journey to his demise, guided by two very disparate sisters, and trying to puzzle out the meaning of existence.

Release date: March 9, 1990 (USA)

Director: John Patrick Shanley

Distributed by: Warner Bros.

Box office: $39.4 million

Produced by: Teri Schwartz


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When he’s not reviewing films or interviewing people for the Black & A Half podcast, Silas Lindenstein can be found in the greater metro Seattle, WA working as a real estate agent helping people buy and sell homes, or performing stand up comedy to fellow nerds. He has a wife and three children and desperately wants to learn to make the perfect homemade pizza.

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