Meet Joe Black

Meet Joe Black

Brad Pitt
Director: Martin Brest Cast: Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
, Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
, Claire Forlani
Claire Forlani
Martin Brest

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

The cycle of life on Earth hangs in the balance when Death becomes emotionally involved in this romantic fantasy. William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) is a tremendously wealthy and powerful man who oversees a worldwide multi-media empire. Despite the loss of his wife, whom he dearly loved, William is content with his life, and he's very close to his two daughters, Allison (Marcia Gay Harden) and Susan (Claire Forlaini). One night, as William is fighting a hostile takeover of his company and Allison is planning an elaborate party to celebrate her dad's 65th birthday, William begins displaying the symptoms of a severe heart attack, and he is visited by a mysterious stranger, Joe Black (Brad Pitt). Joe is actually the angel of death, who has taken the form of a man who recently passed on to pay William a call. It seems that William is due to move on to the next world, but (no great surprise) he doesn't want to go. Joe, on the other hand, is curious to know what life is like for mere mortals, so the two men strike a deal -- William will have some time to get his affairs in order, and Joe will wait and see what it's like to be a human being. Joe decides that he likes it very much when he falls in love with Susan, but negotiating the slippery slopes of romance is no easier for Joe than for any ordinary man. Meet Joe Black is an updated version of Alberto Casella's play Death Takes a Holiday, which was adapted for the screen in 1934.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/01/2012
UPC: 0025192112300
Original Release: 1998
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 3:01:00

Special Features

Spotlight on location: the making of Meet Joe Black; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brad Pitt Joe Black,Young Man in Coffee Shop
Anthony Hopkins William Parrish
Claire Forlani Susan Parrish
Jake Weber Drew
Marcia Gay Harden Allison
Jeffrey Tambor Quince
David S. Howard Eddie Sloan
Lois Kelly-Miller Jamaican Woman

Technical Credits
Martin Brest Director,Producer
Les Bloom Set Decoration/Design
Aude Bronson-Howard Costumes/Costume Designer
Celia Costas Associate Producer
Dante Ferretti Production Designer
Walter Ferris Screenwriter
Bo Goldman Screenwriter
Robert Guerra Art Director
Joe Hutshing Editor
Industrial Light & Magic Special Effects
Ellen Lewis Casting
Emmanuel Lubezki Cinematographer
Danny Michael Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Ron Osborn Screenwriter
Jeff Reno Screenwriter
David C. Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Amy Sayres Asst. Director
Ronald L. Schwary Executive Producer
Juliet Taylor Casting
Michael Tronick Editor
Kevin Wade Screenwriter
David Wally Co-producer

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