Director: Martin Brest
Writers: Ron Osborn (screenplay), Jeff Reno (screenplay)
Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani
Runtime: 2h 58min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Released: 13 November 1998
Storyline: Bill Parrish, media tycoon, loving father and still a human being, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. One morning, he is contacted by the Inevitable – by hallucination, as he thinks. Later, Death itself enters his home and his life, personified in a man’s body: Joe Black has arrived. His intention was to take Bill with him, but accidentally, Joe’s former host and Bill’s beautiful daughter Susan have already met. Joe begins to develop certain interest in life on earth as well as in Susan, who has no clue who she’s flirting with.
Joe Black and Bill Parrish enter into a most unusual gentleman’s agreement. Wealthy media tycoon William Parrish leads a charmed existence until Death comes calling with an extraordinary proposition – he’ll delay Bill’s imminent demise in exchange for a tour of life. Innocent, enigmatic and often hilarious, Joe disrupts Bill’s world of privilege and corporate intrigue. But when he falls for Bill’s beautiful daughter, Joe threatens to change the rules. Now Bill must fight not for his future, but for those he loves in this bittersweet tale of life and death.