Joe

Joe deals with a NY ad agency exec (Dennis Patrick) who murders his daughter's junkie lover after the girl winds up in Bellevue suffering from an overdose of speed. Through a somewhat implausible coincidence, he is found out by a hardhat factory worker, the Joe of the title (Peter Boyle), who applauds his action as a blow struck for God and country.

With:
Dennis Patrick Peter Boyle Susan Sarandon Patrick McDermott Audrey Caire K. Callan

Joe deals with a NY ad agency exec (Dennis Patrick) who murders his daughter’s junkie lover after the girl winds up in Bellevue suffering from an overdose of speed. Through a somewhat implausible coincidence, he is found out by a hardhat factory worker, the Joe of the title (Peter Boyle), who applauds his action as a blow struck for God and country.

The two begin a class-spanning relationship which brings them nervously together in the realization that the American dream has somehow turned sour for them.

Pretty, it’s not. By concentrating on the extremist fringes of the various social elements involved, Norman Wexler’s script makes audience identification well-nigh impossible and at the same time abstracts the questions in a way that gives the pic real importance.

1970: Nomination: Best Original Story & Screenplay

Joe

Production: Cannon. Director John G. Avildsen; Producer David Gil; Screenplay Norman Wexler; Camera John G. Avildsen; Editor George T. Norris

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 107 MIN.

With: Dennis Patrick Peter Boyle Susan Sarandon Patrick McDermott Audrey Caire K. Callan

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