Meet Joe Black

Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Martin Brest and produced by Martin Brest.  The screenplay was written by Bo Goldman, Kevin Wade, Ron Osborne and Jeff Reno.

Meet Joe Black | Meet Joe Black Movies Poster | 1998 | Brad Pitt | Anthony Hopkins | Claire Forlani | Jake Weber | Marcia Gay Harden | Jeffrey Tambor | Martin Brest | |
Meet Joe Black Movie Poster

Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains an accident scene, some sexuality and brief strong language)
Run Time:  2h 58min
Release Date:  November 13, 1998 (USA)
Genre:  Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director:  Martin Brest
Studio:  Universal Pictures

Meet Joe Black stars Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber, Marcia Gay Harden and Jeffrey Tambor.

Meet Joe Black is the story of William ‘Bill’ Parrish (Anthony Hopkins), a wealthy media tycoon and loving father who is getting ready to celebrate his 65th birthday. However, before he reaches that milestone, he is visited by Death who has taken human form as Joe Black (Brad Pitt), a young man who recently died. Joe and Bill make enter into a gentleman’s agreement where Bill will be given a few extra days of his life and in exchange, Joe will spend the same time getting to know what it’s like to be human by touring Bill’s life. It seems like a perfect arrangement, until Joe falls in love with Bill’s daughter Susan (Claire Forlani). Joe begins to develop certain interests in life on Earth, as well as in Susan, who has no clue with whom she’s flirting. Now Bill must fight not for his future, but for those he loves in this bittersweet tale of life and death.

Movie Quotes

“Don’t blow smoke up my ass, you’ll ruin my autopsy” – William Parrish
“Easy Bill, you’ll give yourself a heart attack and ruin my vacation.” – Joe Black

“Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. I say fall head over heels, find someone you can love like crazy and who’ll love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head and you listen to your heart and I’m not hearing any heart. Because, the truth is there is no sense in living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven’t lived a life at all. But You have to try, because if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived… Stay open, who knows? Lightning could strike” – William Parrish

“Multiply it by infinity, and take it to the depths of forever, and you will still have barely a glimpse of what I’m talking about.” – William Parrish
“Those are my words.” – Joe Black
“They’re mine now.” – William Parrish

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Brad Pitt as Joe Black / Young Man in Coffee Shop

Anthony Hopkins as William Parrish

Claire Forlani as Susan Parrish

Jake Weber as Drew

Marcia Gay Harden as Allison

Jeffrey Tambor as Quince