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Joe's Apartment

Format: DVD     Release Date: 03/30/1999
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When purchasing used items, DVDs & Blu-ray include disc, cover art, and case. Bonus downloadable or promotional content may have already been redeemed. Promotional items (3-D glasses, figurines, t-shirts, posters, jewelry, books or other non-media items) may not be included. Cleaning and repair was done as required.
This film is based on an innovative short film made for @MTV about a guy living in a horrible downtown apartment filled with scores of mischievous, smart-alecky roaches. The story chronicles the adventures of Joe (Jerry O'Connell), a hapless rube from the rural Midwest who journeys to the wilds of New York City. Mugged repeatedly on his arrival, his luck seems to turn when he finds an affordable apartment in a very dubious neighborhood. Unfortunately, his landlord (Don Ho) is more interested in evicting or, if need be, murdering his tenants, so that the building can be turned into a (highly profitable) penitentiary. Joe finds the allies he needs in his apartment's cockroaches, who sing and dance their way into his heart. This film should be of interest for fans of 1930s musicals; it makes reference to Busby Berkeley's elaborate dance phantasmagorias and the odd water ballets of Esther Williams. Many of the scenes utilized real roaches who were "choreographed" via tiny filament harnesses and other devices. Animal rights activists will be pleased to note that no roaches were intentionally harmed during filming. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Side #1

0. Jump to a Scene
1. Credits (Joe's Apartment) [2:09]
2. Safe and Sound in New York [1:05]
3. Apartment Hunting [2:41]
4. Joe's First Place [5:41]
5. Plans for the Property [5:18]
6. Roaches to the Rescue [4:17]
7. Garbage in the Moonlight [1:42]
8. Slobs Can't Keep Jobs [3:26]
9. Cat Rodeo [2:59]
10. A Gig and a Girl [2:37]
11. Lots of Fertilizer [5:07]
12. A Job at P.J. Smith [2:42]
13. Making Lily's Garden Grow [5:46]
14. All That's Left [4:28]
15. Funky Towel [2:53]
16. Life's Little Surprises [3:21]
17. This Means War! [1:58]
18. All Fired Up [5:23]
19. Roaches United [2:58]
20. Sewer Surfin' [1:35]
21. Welcome to Lily Park [2:56]
22. Hold My Feeler [4:23]
23. Joe's Apartment Reprise [:27]
24. End Credits (De La F.U.N.K.Y. Towel) [3:47]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: March 30, 1999
  • MPAA Rating: PG13
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Length: 80 minutes
  • Sound: Stereo, Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel (5.1)
  • Format: Pan & Scan
  • Discs: 1
  • Languages: English, French
  • Subtitle: English
  • UPC: 085391404224
  • Product ID: 1014983
  • Genre: Comedy, Musical

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