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  • Joe Versus the Volcano is a 1990 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Patrick Shanley and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The film is about a man who, after being told he is dying of a rare disease, accepts a financial offer to travel to a tropical island and throw himself, passionately, into a volcano. Along the way he meets and falls in love with a woman who shows him how to truly live. Despite positive reviews from some critics, including Roger Ebert, who described the film as "new and fresh and not shy of taking chances", the film was a box office flop. It has since become a cult film.

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Film release region Release Date Film regional debut venue Film release distribution medium
  • 1990
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  • 4/2/2002
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