Joe Versus the Volcano

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

An average Joe. An adventurous comedy.

  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1990-03-09
  • User Rating: 5.7/10 from 443 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Amblin Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Patrick Shanley
star 5.7/10
From 443 Ratings


Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his co-worker out on a date, and is then hired to jump into a volcano by a mysterious visitor.

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  • Tom Hanks

    as Joe Banks
  • Meg Ryan

    as DeDe / Angelica / Patricia Graynamore
  • Lloyd Bridges

    as Samuel Harvey Graynamore
  • Dan Hedaya

    as Frank Waturi
  • Ossie Davis

    as Marshall
  • Barry McGovern

    as Luggage Salesman
  • Robert Stack

    as Dr. Ellison
  • Amanda Plummer

    as Dagmar
  • Lala Sloatman

    as Waitress
  • Abe Vigoda

    as Chief of the Waponis
  • Carol Kane

    as Hairdresser
  • Branscombe Richmond

    as Waponi
  • Jayne Haynes

    as Nurse
  • David Burton

    as Mike
  • Jon Conrad Pochron

    as Tony
  • Jim Hudson

    as Fred - Guard
  • Antoni Gatti

    as Italian Tailor
  • Darrell Zwerling

    as Underwear Salesman
  • Jim Ryan

    as Bellman
  • Karl Rumburg

    as Ralph
  • Brian Esteban

    as Emo - Waponi Lookout
  • Nathan Lane

    as Baw - The Waponi Advance Man
  • Wally Ruiz

    as Spanish Singer
  • Guillermo Guzman

    as Spanish Singer
  • Tommy Franco

    as Spanish Singer
  • Tony Salome

    as Clerk
  • Courtney Gibbs

    as Saleswoman
  • Jennifer Stewart

    as Statue of Liberty
  • William Ward

    as Salesman - Hammacher Schlemmer
  • Paul Michael Thorpe

    as God Woo
  • Michael George

    as Musician (uncredited)
Production Steven Spielberg Producer
Production Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Atwood Costume Design
Production Frank Marshall Producer
Editing Richard Halsey Editor
Sound Georges Delerue Original Music Composer
Production Marion Dougherty Casting
Art Cheryl Carasik Set Decoration
Art Bo Welch Production Design
Camera Stephen Goldblatt Director of Photography
Art Tom Duffield Art Direction
Writing John Patrick Shanley Screenplay
Directing John Patrick Shanley Director
Editing Kenneth Wannberg Editor
Costume & Make-Up Sue Moore Costume Design
Sound Peter Gordon Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Robert Chase Costume Design