CS Video: John Patrick Stanley Talks 30th Anniversary of Joe Versus the Volcano
While chatting with Oscar-winning filmmaker John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck) about his new romance drama Wild Mountain Thyme, ComingSoon.net also spoke with the writer/director about the 30th Anniversary of his rom-com Joe Versus the Volcano, starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia) and Golden Globe nominee Meg Ryan (You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle). You can see what Shanley had to say about his 1990 feature in the player below!
In Joe Versus the Volcano, when a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly.
Written and directed by Shanley, the Warner Bros. movie also starred Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda, Dan Hedaya, Barry McGovern, and Ossie Davis.
Joe Versus the Volcano debuted On March 9, 1990, earning $39.4 million at the box office from a $25 million budget.