Joe (Region A Blu-ray)

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Product Details

Barcode
887090141017
Department
Movies & TV
Released
24 Apr 2018
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Drama
Region
Region A
Studio
Olive Films
Runtime
107 min
Age Restriction
R
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Joe
Release Year
1970
Running Time
107 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Friends / Kidnapping And Missing Persons / Suspense / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Synopsis
Director John G. Avildsen's violent and gritty portrayal of the clash between the counterculture and establishment of 1970s New York became an instant cult classic. Dennis Patrick stars as Bill Compton, a New York advertising executive whose hippie daughter, Melissa (Susan Sarandon in her film debut), is sent to rehab after she's found overdosing in an East Village drugstore. Melissa's unrepentant junkie boyfriend, Frank (Patrick McDermott), wallows in drugs and squalor until Bill visits him and flies into a violent rage that ends in murder. This act of violence wins him the admiration of Joe (Peter Boyle), a flag-waving bigoted blue-collar worker, as the two strike up an unlikely friendship in a local bar. Joe's knowledge of Bill's heinous crime becomes a subtle form of emotional blackmail as the two men spend time together in a bizarre class struggle between their two disparate worlds. When Melissa runs away, the two friends, joined in their fear and hatred of the counterculture, begin a search for her in the bohemian haunts of New York's East Village. Their search turns into an ironic night of liberation as the two men carouse with a group of young hippies. However, as the evening comes to a close the two men are consumed by their hatred and guilt. A final conflict with the hippies ends in a deeply disturbing and violent climax. This stylized and stark view of hate crimes and the 1970s counterculture remains shocking and relevant to this day.
Notes
Theatrical release: July 15, 1970.

JOE features the film debut of Susan Sarandon.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
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Cast & Crew
Director
John G. Avildsen
Star
Peter Boyle / Audrey Caire / K. Callan / Tim Lewis / Patrick O'Neal / Estelle Omens / Dennis Patrick / Susan Sarandon / Marlene Warfield
Editor
George T. Norris
Music Director
Bobby Scott
Cinematographer
John G. Avildsen
Writer
Norman Wexler