Joe Versus the Volcano Poster

Release Date: March 9th, 1990

DVD Release Date: April 2nd, 2002

PG|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Joe Banks (Tom Hanks) is dying, apparently. This is good news, since his life was not much worth living anyway. On the upside, a strange millionaire (Lloyd Bridges) offers Joe a way to die with meaning and dignity: by hurling himself into a volcano. With plenty of spending cash and an ensemble of new luggage, Joe embarks on an absurdist journey to his demise, guided by two very disparate sisters, and trying to puzzle out the meaning of existence.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda, Dan Hedaya, Ossie Davis, Barry McGovern

Director: John Shanley

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Warner Bros.