Beautiful Joe (2000)

Director
Stephen Metcalfe

Main cast
Billy Connolly; Sharon Stone; Jurnee Smollett

Genres
Drama, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Romance

Description
An extremely nice guy falls for a really bad girl


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