Joe Poster

Release Date: 1970

DVD Release Date: April 16th, 2002

R|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
When executive Bill Compton's (Dennis Patrick) daughter, Melissa (Susan Sarandon), overdoses at the house of her drug-dealer boyfriend, Compton flies into a rage and kills the dealer. He tries to make it look like a robbery gone wrong but, in a bar afterward, confesses his crime to a stranger named Joe (Peter Boyle). Joe is a hippie-hater and approves of Compton's actions. Moreover, when Melissa goes missing, he helps Compton track her down in the hope of killing a few hippies himself.

Cast: Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick, Susan Sarandon, Patrick McDermott, Tim Lewis, Estelle Omens, Bob O'Connell, Audrey Caire

Director: John Avildsen

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Cannon Films, MGM/UA Television, Warner Home Video

Keywords: 1960s, Bar, Murder, New York City, Daughter, Tense


Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced)