Joe (1970)

R | 107 mins | Melodrama | 15 July 1970

Director:

John G. Avildsen

Writer:

Norman Wexler

Producer:

David Gil

Cinematographer:

John G. Avildsen

Production Designer:

Sal Vitale

Production Company:

Cannon Productions
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HISTORY

Filmed on location in New York City and Rockland County, New York. The working title of this film was The Gap, according to the 1 Jun 1970 Box. ... More Less

Filmed on location in New York City and Rockland County, New York. The working title of this film was The Gap, according to the 1 Jun 1970 Box. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
1 Jun 1970.
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Box Office
27 Jul 1970.
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Box Office
18 Jan 1971.
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Films and Filming
Jun 1971.
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Hollywood Reporter
21 Sep 1970.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Prod
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Titl Art
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
Mus supv
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Unit mgr
Post prod supv
Scr supv
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Gaffer
Stills
Grip
Title des
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
"Hey Joe," words and music by Bobby Scott and Danny Meehan
"You Don't Know What's Going On," words and music by Exuma
"Where Are You Going?" words and music by Bobby Scott, sung by Jerry Butler
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SONGS
"Hey Joe," words and music by Bobby Scott and Danny Meehan
"You Don't Know What's Going On," words and music by Exuma
"Where Are You Going?" words and music by Bobby Scott, sung by Jerry Butler
"You Can Fly," words and music by Bobby Scott, sung by Jerry Butler.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Gap
Release Date:
15 July 1970
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 July 1970
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
107
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After cynical drug addict Frank Russo persuades his reluctant 19-year-old girl friend, Melissa Compton, to try methadrine, she is hospitalized for an accidental overdose. When her father, Bill, a New York City advertising executive, arrives at Melissa's apartment to gather the girl's belongings, the addict taunts him. Infuriated by such callousness, Bill beats the youth to death. The dazed executive wanders into a workingman's bar and confides his crime to bigoted veteran Joe Curran. When Joe hears reports of the hippie's death on television he phones Bill his congratulations. The uneasy executive and exhilarated worker are soon socializing. Melissa, however, overhears her father describing the murder and runs away to Greenwich Village. While searching for her, Bill and Joe participate in an orgiastic pot party. Upon discovering that their wallets have been stolen, Joe forces the hosts to disclose the thieves' whereabouts. The enraged pair drive to a rural commune and slaughter its inhabitants. Too late, the executive discovers that he has shot his own ... +


After cynical drug addict Frank Russo persuades his reluctant 19-year-old girl friend, Melissa Compton, to try methadrine, she is hospitalized for an accidental overdose. When her father, Bill, a New York City advertising executive, arrives at Melissa's apartment to gather the girl's belongings, the addict taunts him. Infuriated by such callousness, Bill beats the youth to death. The dazed executive wanders into a workingman's bar and confides his crime to bigoted veteran Joe Curran. When Joe hears reports of the hippie's death on television he phones Bill his congratulations. The uneasy executive and exhilarated worker are soon socializing. Melissa, however, overhears her father describing the murder and runs away to Greenwich Village. While searching for her, Bill and Joe participate in an orgiastic pot party. Upon discovering that their wallets have been stolen, Joe forces the hosts to disclose the thieves' whereabouts. The enraged pair drive to a rural commune and slaughter its inhabitants. Too late, the executive discovers that he has shot his own daughter. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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