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Meet Joe Black (1998)

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Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Meet Joe Black is romantic fantasy film directed and produced by Martin Brest, and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani. The screenplay by Bo Goldman, Kevin Wade, Ron Osborn and Jeff Reno is loosely based on the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday.

When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a “vacation” among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking part in Parrish’s daily agenda and falls in love with the man’s daughter. Yet when Black’s holiday is over, so is Parrish’s life.

Director: Martin Brest

Writers: Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Kevin Wade, Bo Goldman, Alberto Casella, Walter Ferris, Maxwell Anderson, Gladys Lehman

Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey Tambor, David S. Howard

►Cast:

Brad PittJoe Black / Young Man in Coffee Shop
Anthony HopkinsWilliam Parrish
Claire ForlaniSusan Parrish
Jake WeberDrew
Marcia Gay HardenAllison
Jeffrey TamborQuince
David S. HowardEddie Sloane
Lois Kelly-MillerJamaican Woman
Jahnni St. JohnJamaican Woman’s Daughter
Richard ClarkeButler
Marylouise BurkeLillian
Diane KaganJennifer
June SquibbHelen
Gene CanfieldConstruction Foreman
Suzanne HevnerFlorist
Steve CoatsElectrician
Madeline BalmacedaMadeline
Julie LundDrew’s Secretary
Kay GaffneyBoardmember
Anthony KaneBoardmember
Joe H. LambBoardmember
Robert C. LeeBoardmember
Jim Taylor McNickleBoardmember
Hardy Phippen Jr.Boardmember
Stephen Adly GuirgisHospital Receptionist
Leo MarksParty Waiter
Michelle YouellParty Guest
Gene LeveroneParty Guest
Eric Bruno BorgmanVan Winkle Tent Man
Kadrolsha Ona CaroleParty Guest / Dancer
Greg ChopoorianParty Guest
Don DaileyParty Guest / Dancer
Brian EgglestonParty Guest
Marshall FactoraChef
Christine JonesMiriam
Carl LandiConstruction Worker
Trish McGettrickDoctor
Rana MorrisonLady at Party
Josh MoweryParty Guest
Glenn PhillipsConstruction Worker
Dale ResteghiniParty Guest
Nick StellateDriver
J.T. TurnerWorker

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