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.

  1. Martin Brest


  2. Bo Goldman


  3. Kevin Wade


  4. Jeff Reno


  5. Ron Osborn


Top Billed Cast

  1. Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt

    Joe Black / Young Man in Coffee Shop

  2. Anthony Hopkins

    Anthony Hopkins

    William Parrish

  3. Claire Forlani

    Claire Forlani

    Susan Parrish

  4. Jake Weber

    Jake Weber


  5. Marcia Gay Harden

    Marcia Gay Harden

    Allison Parrish

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Meet Joe Black
Meet Joe Black



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 12, 1998


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 58m

Budget $90,000,000.00

Revenue $142,940,100.00



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