Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

Director
John Patrick Shanley

Main cast
Tom Hanks; Meg Ryan; Lloyd Bridges; Dan Hedaya; Ossie Davis

Genres
Fantasy, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Romance

Description
Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his female co-worker out on a date, and is then hired to jump into a volcano by a mysterious visitor.


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