Meet Joe Black (1998)

Directed by
Martin Brest

Bill Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) is a multi-millionaire media tycoon as well as a loving, caring single parent who is about to celebrate his 65th birthday.

However death puts a dampener on the run up to his celebration by entering his life, first as a voice in Bill's head and then in the body of a recently killed young man, Joe Black (Brad Pitt).

The purpose of this visitation is to use Bill as a means to learn about what it is like to be alive and in return extend Bill's life until Death has learn't what he wants to learn.

However Bill's daughter, Susan (Claire Forlani), and the man whose body Death now inhabits have already met and have connected in an intense way that she tries to rekindle on their meeting again.

Now Joe begins to develop an interest in life on Earth as well as in Bill's daughter who has no idea who she is flirting with.

This 1998 version is a remake of the 1934 film "Death Takes a Holiday" starring Fredric March and Guy Standing.

Written by ,

Also known as "Encontro Marcado"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 180 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Brad PittBrad Pitt...Joe Black
Image for Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins...William Parrish
Image for Claire ForlaniClaire Forlani...Susan Parrish
Image for Jake WeberJake Weber...Drew
Image for Marcia Gay HardenMarcia Gay Harden...Allison
Image for Jeffrey TamborJeffrey Tambor...Quince
David S. Howard...Eddie Sloane
Lois Kelly-Miller...Jamaican Woman
Jahnni St. John...Jamaican Woman's Daughter
Richard Clarke...Butler
Marylouise Burke...Lillian
Diane Kagan...Jennifer
June Squibb...Helen
Gene Canfield...Construction Foreman
Suzanne Hevner...Florist