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Summary Abused by his mother and his harsh, drunk father (Kilmer), 14-year-old Joe (Fleiss) progresses from committing petty thefts for food to stealing the cashbox from his employer to pay off his father's debts, all of which lead to disaster.

Directed By: Frank Whaley

Written By: Frank Whaley

Joe the King
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
64
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 5 User Ratings
6.2
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Summary Abused by his mother and his harsh, drunk father (Kilmer), 14-year-old Joe (Fleiss) progresses from committing petty thefts for food to stealing the cashbox from his employer to pay off his father's debts, all of which lead to disaster.

Directed By: Frank Whaley

Written By: Frank Whaley

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
64
61% Positive
14 Reviews
35% Mixed
8 Reviews
4% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
64
61% Positive
14 Reviews
35% Mixed
8 Reviews
4% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 5 User Ratings
6.2
40% Positive
2 Ratings
40% Mixed
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20% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 5 User Ratings
6.2
40% Positive
2 Ratings
40% Mixed
2 Ratings
20% Negative
1 Rating

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Production Company 49th Parallel Productions, Forensic/291 Films, Lower East Side Films
Release Date Oct 15, 1999
Duration 1 h 33 m
Rating R
Sundance Film Festival
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations
Gotham Awards
1 Nomination
Young Artist Awards
1 Nomination