Joe the King (1999)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama

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A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.




  • Ethan Hawke and Noah Fleiss in Joe the King (1999)
  • Max Ligosh and Karen Young in Joe the King (1999)
  • Val Kilmer and Noah Fleiss in Joe the King (1999)
  • Noah Fleiss in Joe the King (1999)
  • John Leguizamo and Noah Fleiss in Joe the King (1999)
  • Val Kilmer and Noah Fleiss in Joe the King (1999)

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2 January 2001 | Bastard Out of Carolina
| Remember that kid at school that was dressed like a bum and was always in trouble?
I remember a kid at my elementary school named Anthony. He was a quiet kid, kind of dumb, or lazy. He wore thrift store clothes and reeked of cigarette smoke. One time this kid stole my jacket and was wearing it a few days later at school. He'd crossed my name and address out of the inside tag. I think he got suspended for it. After watching this movie and thinking back, I'd wished I'd let him keep it. This film is hauntingly realistic of those kids in school who weren't like the rest of us. What we didn't know at the time about these kids, were that they came from lousy homes; their parents weren't much of parents, and they really had no way of knowing right from wrong. The movie was quite thought provoking, bringing me back to my elementary and middle school days, and finally gave me empathy for Anthony. God only knows where he is now.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,793 17 October 1999

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