Joe the King


1h 33m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Set in upstate New York, the story of a kid who feels the weight of the world on his shoulders. Fourteen-year-old Joe Henry manages a fragile existence. He is a young boy coming of age in the 1970s amidst chaos: Joe's father is an abusive drunk, his mother is barely able to keep the pieces of her br

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Set in upstate New York, the story of a kid who feels the weight of the world on his shoulders. Fourteen-year-old Joe Henry manages a fragile existence. He is a young boy coming of age in the 1970s amidst chaos: Joe's father is an abusive drunk, his mother is barely able to keep the pieces of her broken life together, and Joe is caught stealing and sentenced to juvenile prison for six months. Forced to spend time away from his family, Joe finally gets a chance to find himself and his family finally realizes how much the boy has sacrificed for their mistakes.

Crew

David Alvarez

Sound Mixer

Brian A Andrews

Medic

Pembrooke Andrews

Sound Editor

Wayne Artman

Rerecording

Jeffrey Baker

Assistant Camera

Kerry Barden

Casting

Claire Barnier

Production Supervisor

Daniel J Barrett

Original Music

Bill Barvin

Other

Johnny Batista

Assistant

Ruark Behan

Best Boy Grip

Herbert Beigel

Special Thanks To

Nancy Beigel

Special Thanks To

Miri Ben-ari

Original Music

Ian Berger

Production Assistant

Abigail Zealey Bess

Location Assistant

Alan Blagg

Grip

April Blair

Production Coordinator

Greg Borchardt

Grip

Shannon Bowen

Location Manager

Johnny Bragg

Song

Jane Brawley

Special Thanks To

Levon Broussalian

Sound

Michael Brown

Song

Jeff K Brunello

Effects Assistant

James S Buckman

Driver

Robert Buckman

Driver

Arben Budraker

Production Assistant

Steven Cabreja

Assistant

James Capria

Production Assistant

Robert Carlyle

Medic

Walter Carozza

Special Thanks To

Terry Casaletta

Special Thanks To

Elizabeth Casinelli

Electrician

Tom Cassel

Other

Greg Cattano

Production Auditor

Errol Chandler

Song Performer

Errol Chandler

Song

Patty Chilton

Craft Service

Allen Collins

Song

Mariela Comitini

Production Assistant

David Conelli

Driver

Kathleen Coughlin

Other

Reuben Cross

Song

Gloria Cruz

Hair

Mike Cyr

Other

John D'aquino

Boom Operator

Beth Dary

Dresser

Ray Davies

Song

Ray Davies

Song Performer

Jay Davis

Other

Andy Del Barlo

Other

Kathy Demarco

Coproducer

Jennifer Dewis

Producer

Jimmy Donnely

Driver

Norman Douglass

Stunt Man

Gene Dozier

Song

Anthony Drazan

Special Thanks To

Andrew Charles Dunn

Grip

Lori Eastside

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jerry Edmonton

Song

Nick Esposito

Craft Service

John H Fitch

Song

Carrie Fix

Assistant Director

Kevin Flynn

Transportation Captain

Paul Geluso

Producer

Paul Geluso

Original Music

Peter Giblin

Production Assistant

Samanta Giblin

Props

Steve Goomas

Song Performer

Steve Goomas

Song

Wayne Gordon

Sound

Linda Graveline

Property Master

Jodi Green

Other

Michael N Green

Electrician

Todd Griffin

Production Assistant

Janet Grillo

Executive Producer

Anthony Grimaldi

Producer

Anthony Grimaldi

Music

Anthony Grimaldi

Original Music

Heidi Grunwald

Grip

John Gutierrez

Boom Operator

Rebecca Hanck

Editor

Reginald Hargis

Song

Robert L Harman

Rerecording

Quentin Harris

Hair

Lisa Hartjen

Electrician

Joseph Hawkins

Driver

Sean Hennelly

Foley Mixer

Kenneth Henry

Song

Curtis Hines

Boom Operator

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Jeremy Hopwood

Production Assistant

Rachel Horovitz

Special Thanks To

Justin Hova

Production Assistant

Jason Hubert

Best Boy

Shalem Hughes

Other

Eddie Inocencio

Grip

Edward D Irons

Song

Matt Iselin

Original Music

Drew Jiritano

Special Effects

Michael Johnson

Associate Producer

Bernadette Jurkowski

On-Set Dresser

Eric Justen

Sound

David Kaufman

Grip

John Kay

Song

Caroline Kazlas

Other

Ed Kellerhan

Special Thanks To

Aleen Keshishian

Special Thanks To

Kyle Kinsella

Property Master

Robert Kirsch

Medic

Amy Kitts

Special Thanks To

Gladys Knight

Song Performer

Winston Kowlessar

Assistant

Deirdre Lally

Electrician

John Lalor

Driver

Bill Lautman

Special Thanks To

Wendy Lautman

Special Thanks To

Moshe Lazarus

Grip

Steve Lee

Production Assistant

John Leguizamo

Executive Producer

Jeffrey Levy-hinte

Special Thanks To

Deirdre Lewis

Assistant

Liz Lewis

Other

Leo Linton

Art Department

David Lomax

Stunt Coordinator

Melody London

Editor

Bryan Lourd

Special Thanks To

Scott Macaulay

Producer

Stephen Mailer

Special Thanks To

Stephen Mann

Camera

Jaime Mariand

Assistant

Lindsay Marx

Producer

Louis Marx

Special Thanks To

Louis Marx

Special Thanks To

Michael Mayers

Director Of Photography

Jim Mayfield

Assistant Camera Operator

Amanda Mcbaine

Production Assistant

Goldie Mcjohn

Song

Jesse Mclean

Grip

Andrew Mcmorris

Other

Jennifer Mcnamara

Casting Associate

Kristopher Medina

Stunt Man

Ricky Lynn Medlocke

Song

Augustin Melara

Other

Cynthia Merrill

Foley Artist

Alan Michelson

Other

Miran Miosic

Editor

Howard Nelson

Special Thanks To

Rick Nicita

Special Thanks To

Tom O'donnell

Special Thanks To

Robin O'hara

Producer

Mark Thomas Oliver

Electrician

Ricardo Ortega

Assistant

Dan Ouellette

Production Designer

Richard Owings

Costume Designer

John Pacy

Gaffer

Shan Padda

Associate Producer

Alex Paluch

Special Thanks To

Kyra Panchenko

Makeup

Frank Park

Production Assistant

Gene Patterson

Sound

Ana Pena

Assistant

Mark Pennett

Casting Associate

Bryan Pennington

Consultant

Jose Perez

Assistant

Doug Perkins

Song

Doug Perkins

Song Performer

Wardell Piper

Song Performer

Echo Post

Editing

Laura Pratt

Sound

David Pruger

Boom Operator

Jodi Michelle Pynn

Stunt Man

Raymond Lincoln Ransom

Song

Johnny Ray

Song

Johnny Ray

Song Performer

Sam Redfield

Grip

Marisa Rich

Special Thanks To

Robert S Riley

Song

Amanda K Ringger

Production Assistant

Minnie Riperton

Song

Minnie Riperton

Song Performer

Aaron Rudelson

Sound Mixer

Dick Rudolph

Song

Angelo Russo

Color Timer

Gerald Saez

Security

Mylene Santos

Art Director

Greg Schlopak

Special Thanks To

Ann Scibelli

Editor

Dan Scolnik

Sound Editor

Al Scramuzza

Song

David Serrano

Production Assistant

Leslie Shelton

Production

Amy Silverman

Camera

Alan Simon

Other

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator

Dina Sliwiak

Hair Assistant

Stuart Smith

Production Assistant

Suzanne Smith

Casting

Nelson Soares

Wardrobe Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Prize (Frank Whaley) at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall October 15, 1999

Expanded Release in United States October 22, 1999

Expanded Release in United States October 29, 1999

Released in United States on Video February 15, 2000

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (in competition) October 20 - November 15, 1999.

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) (Opening Night) September 17-24, 1999.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for actor Frank Whaley.

Began shooting June 1, 1998.

Lower East Side Films is actor John Leguizamo's production company.

Completed shooting July 5, 1998.

Expanded released in USA November 5, 1999.

Released in United States Fall October 15, 1999

Expanded Release in United States October 22, 1999

Expanded Release in United States October 29, 1999

Released in United States on Video February 15, 2000

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (in competition) October 20 - November 15, 1999.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) (Opening Night) September 17-24, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 7-17, 1999.)