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Title:
Joe
Author:
Boyle, Peter, 1935-2006.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States?], [publisher not identified], [lassic Reel, ] [2002.]

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Physical Description:
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Account of how an average "Joe" becomes a murderer. An odd friendship grows between a businessman and a blue-collar welder as they search for the businessman's runaway daughter. They are thrust into the midst of the counter-culture, a shocking and humiliating experience that ends in senseless acts of violence.
General Note:
Title from disc.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1970.

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Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated R.
Geographic Term:
Added Corporate Author:
UPC:
798622020062
Format :
DVD

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Peter Boyle delivers a strong and raw performance as Joe Curran, a racist factory worker who hates "hippies and niggers." The film deals with New York City advertising executive Bill Compton (Dennis Patrick), who kills Frank (Patrick McDermott), the junkie lover of his daughter Melissa (Susan Sarandon, in her film debut), when she ends up in a mental hospital after suffering an overdose of speed. Stunned by his rage, Bill goes into a bar and comes upon Joe, who discovers the murder and holds Bill in great esteem for his killing of the long-haired drug pusher, congratulating Bill on a job well done. The two begin a class-spanning friendship. When Melissa escapes from the hospital, after finding out that her father killed her boyfriend, Bill and Joe comb Greenwich Village to find her. When they come upon a hippie pot party, the two reactionaries snap, pull out their guns, and go on a killing spree. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


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