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Joe the King (1999)

10/17/1999 (US) CrimeDrama 1h 33m


A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major takes until he steals a cash box from the diner where he works. Although Joe uses the money to pay off some of his father's debts and to replace his mother's records that his father smashed in a fit of temper, Joe gets no thanks...

  1. Frank Whaley

    Director, Writer

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  1. Val Kilmer

    Val Kilmer

    Bob Henry

  2. Noah Fleiss

    Noah Fleiss

    Joe Henry

  3. Karen Young

    Karen Young

    Theresa Henry

  4. Ethan Hawke

    Ethan Hawke

    Len Coles

  5. Max Ligosh

    Mike Henry

  6. Camryn Manheim

    Camryn Manheim

    Mrs. Basil

  7. Austin Pendleton

    Austin Pendleton


  8. John Leguizamo

    John Leguizamo


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