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Director:
Writer:
Norman Wexler (written by)
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Release Date:
15 July 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
I'm the "Joe" everybody's talking about. See more »
Plot:
Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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(3 articles)
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Actor Peter Boyle Dies at 71
 (From IMDb News. 13 December 2006)

Actor Peter Boyle dies, 71
 (From The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News. 13 December 2006)

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Perhaps the ultimate 60's generation gap exploitation film ... See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Susan Sarandon ... Melissa Compton

Patrick McDermott ... Frank Russo
Tim Lewis ... Kid in Soda Shop
Estelle Omens ... Woman in Bargain Store

Bob O'Connell ... Man in Bargain Store
Marlene Warfield ... Bellevue Nurse

Dennis Patrick ... Bill Compton
Audrey Caire ... Joan Compton
Mary Case ... Teeny Bopper
Jenny Paine ... Teeny Bopper

Peter Boyle ... Joe Curran
Reid Cruickshanks ... American Bartender
Rudy Churney ... Man in Bar

K Callan ... Mary Lou Curran (as K. Callan)
Robert Emerick ... TV Newscaster
Gloria Hoye ... Janine
Bo Enivel ... Sam in Bowling Alley
Michael O'Neal ... Bartender at Ginger Man
Frank Moon ... Gil Richards
Jeanne Lange ... Phyllis (as Jeanne M. Lange)
Perry Gewirtz ... Hippie on Street (as Perry Gerwitz)
Morty Schlass ... Waiter in Guitar Joint

Frank Vitale ... Hippie in Group
Al Sentesy ... Poster Shop Proprietor
Patti Caton ... Nancy
Gary Weber ... George
Claude Robert Simon ... Bob
Francine Middleton ... Gail
Max Couper ... Ronnie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Rhodewalt ... Belligerent Drunk (uncredited)

Directed by
John G. Avildsen 
 
Writing credits
Norman Wexler (written by)

Produced by
Christopher C. Dewey .... executive producer
Dennis Friedland .... executive producer
David Gil .... producer
George Manasse .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bobby Scott 
 
Cinematography by
John G. Avildsen (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
George T. Norris 
 
Production Management
George Manasse .... production manager
William Sachs .... post-production supervisor
Frank Vitale .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harvey Vincent .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Willard Bond .... properties
Hugh Valentine .... title art
Sal Vitale .... title art
 
Sound Department
Jack Cooley .... sound mixer: Magno Sound
Michael Scott Goldbaum .... sound recordist
Charles Hansen .... assistant sound recordist
Tom Kennedy .... sound effects editor (as Thomas Kennedy)
James Perdue .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Louis Antzes .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
John Paratore .... title designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralf D. Bode .... gaffer (as Ralf Bode)
Steve Bower .... second assistant camera (as Stephen Bower)
Jim Crispi .... electrician
Jay Good .... still photographer
Ralph Hotchkiss .... first assistant camera
Aristides Pappidas .... best boy (as Aristedes Pappadas)
Al Sentesy .... grip
Aristides Pappidas .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrew Kay .... wardrobe (as Andy Kay)
 
Editorial Department
Tom Kennedy .... assistant editor (as Thomas Kennedy)
 
Music Department
Gene Orloff .... musical supervisor
Bobby Scott .... conductor
 
Other crew
Tom Feledy .... production assistant
Randa Haines .... script supervisor
Lloyd Kaufman .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Gus Benz .... the producers wish to thank: Cadillac Public Relations
Harold Cohen .... the producers wish to thank: Dorset Florists
Jack Cowley .... the producers wish to thank
Niles Davies .... the producers wish to thank
Nissan Engel .... the producers wish to thank
Norman Lafer .... the producers wish to thank: Raymodes
Stuart Lelbons .... the producers wish to thank: John's Bargain Store
Mike O'Neal .... the producers wish to thank: Ginger Man
Arthur Richards .... the producers wish to thank: Arthur Richards Clothing
Adrianne Scott .... the producers wish to thank: Sock It To Me
 

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Also Known As:
"The Gap" - USA (promotional title)
"Joe" - Argentina (imdb display title), Uruguay (original subtitled version)
"Джо" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Dzo ... I to je Amerika" - Yugoslavia (Serbian title) (literal title)
"El imprevisible Joe" - Uruguay (video box title)
"Joe" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Joe - Das Drogas à Morte" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Joe - Rache für Amerika" - West Germany
"Joe - Skjut varenda jävla hippie!" - Sweden
"Joe - armoton" - Finland
"Joe, c'est aussi l'Amérique" - Canada (French title) (imdb display title)
"Joe, ciudadano Americano" - Spain (literal title)
"La guerra del cittadino Joe" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Tatmin olmayanlar" - Turkey (Turkish title)
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Runtime:
107 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA15+ (cable rating) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 (1989) | Finland:K-18 (1971) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | New Zealand:R16 | New Zealand:(Banned) | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:15 (heavily cut) | USA:R (certificate #22650)

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Trivia:
Film debut of Marlene Warfield.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: Microphone briefly visible over Joe's head in phone booth.See more »
Quotes:
Joe:Forty-two percent of all liberals are queer, that's a fact. The Wallace people did a poll.See more »
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Soundtrack:
You Don't Know What's Going OnSee more »

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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Perhaps the ultimate 60's generation gap exploitation film ..., 27 April 2004
Author: peter-m-koch from NYC, NY, USA

... "Joe" captures the spirit, fears, angers, and prejudices of the time as perhaps no other film does. Joe Curran, as played by Peter Boyle, is a super-malevolent Archie Bunker to the n-th degree. He makes the Carroll O'Connor - Norman Lear TV character seem as loveable and cuddly as Tickle Me Elmo by comparison. In contrast to Bunker, Joe Curran most definitely would burn a cross on your front lawn, instead of just toasting a marshmallow on one he found already burning there, to borrow the words of young Lionel Jefferson, spoken to Sammy Davis Jr. about Archie Bunker. Released hard on the heels of the Kent State University "massacre", and the CSNY track "Ohio", and the Isley Bros. medley of "Ohio" and Jimi Hendrix's "Machine Gun", it's as hard-hitting as the probably by now mostly forgotten CBS TV play, "The People Next Door". Bill Compton's ironic comment about the vacuity of much upper-echelon white-collar work, "All we do is sit around all day making little paper airplanes and sail them up people's asses !" is as relevant today as it was then. Equally memorable is the retort of the hippie girl Joe has just had sex with, "How could I lie to you ? You just balled me !" Free love as a hippie litmus of truth ? The film is as much a part, and sign of,its times, as Altamont, "Gimme Shelter", "Putney Swope", and "M.A.S.H." and "Patton" playing on the same bill in many theaters in 1971. Joe Curran's "42 % of all liberals are queer !" is a worthy companion prejudice to Archie Bunker's "England is a fag country !"

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