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Meet Joe Black
- Brad Pitt

Overview - This modern fantasy stars Anthony Hopkins as William Parrish, a wealthy New York City media mogul who suffers a heart attack on the eve of his 65th birthday; although he survives, he senses that his death is near. On the same day, Parrish's younger daughter, Susan (Claire Forlani), meets a handsome young stranger (Brad Pitt) at a neighboring coffee shop and is instantly smitten.  Read more...

 
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Overview

This modern fantasy stars Anthony Hopkins as William Parrish, a wealthy New York City media mogul who suffers a heart attack on the eve of his 65th birthday; although he survives, he senses that his death is near. On the same day, Parrish's younger daughter, Susan (Claire Forlani), meets a handsome young stranger (Brad Pitt) at a neighboring coffee shop and is instantly smitten. As they part, the young stranger is killed and his body is occupied by Death, who is coming to Earth to warn Parrish that his death is, indeed, imminent. Death enters the Parrish household disguised as Joe Black, the handsome stranger, and although Parrish understands Death's intentions he lets the family believe that Joe Black is a young business associate. Susan is shocked to find the familiar young man at her family dinner that evening, and, as she begins a passionate love affair with the debonaire stranger, she has no idea that she has fallen not for the young stranger from the coffee shop but for Death himself. In an effort to prolong his life and his daughter's happiness, William agrees to take Joe on a tour of human life that includes board meetings, family parties, and, ultimately, romance. As long as Joe falls in love, Parrish remains alive. This version was inspired by the Alberto Casella play DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY and the subsequent 1934 film.

Cast List

Martin Brest - Director/Producer
Thomas Newman - Composer
Jeffrey Tambor - American film & TV actor
Marcia Gay Harden - Oscar winning american actress, POLLOCK
Kevin Wade
Anthony Hopkins - Welsh Actor
Sir Anthony Hopkines - Welsh Actor
Sir Anthony Hopkins - Welsh Actor
Bo Goldman - Oscar-winning actor, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
Claire Forlani - Actress
Ron Osborn - SCREENWRITER\"RADIOLAND"
Michael Tronick - TV/Film/Music Editor
Dante Ferretti - Production Designer, CASINO (1995)
Jeff Reno - SCREENWRITER\"RADIOLAND"
Brad Pitt - American actor/producer, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
William Bradley Pitt - American actor/producer, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
Jake Weber - Actor, DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)
Emmanuel Lubezki
Joe Hutshing - Editor, BROKEN ARROW (1996)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 181
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192053122
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: February 2005

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Death
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Notes:
Theatrical release: November 13, 1988.

Reviews:
"...Hopkins in a performance of great delicacy..." - 12/04/1998 Entertainment Weekly, p.69


"...Powered by a superlative cast and magnificent technical contributions..." - 01/01/1999 Box Office, p.54

 
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