• Joe the King (1999)

Joe the King

Release Date: October 15th, 1999

DVD Release Date: February 15th, 2000

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

A teen (Noah Fleiss) with an alcoholic, abusive father (Val Kilmer) and a harsh mother (Karen Young) turns to theft to vent his frustrations.

Cast: Noah Fleiss, Val Kilmer, Karen Young, Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Austin Pendleton, Max Ligosh, James Costa

Director: Frank Whaley

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Lower East Side Films, 49th Parallel Productions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 73
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    Rarely falters but neither does it ever take flight. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    One of my favorite U.S. fiction features at 1999's Sundance Festival. show more

  • 100
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    This is a smart film, told in a minor key, that augurs well for Whaley's directing career. show more

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