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Joe Dirt (2001)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 11 April 2001 (USA)
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After being abandoned by his parents at the Grand Canyon, Joe Dirt tells the story of his journey to find his parents.

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Dennie Gordon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Spade ... Joe Dirt
Brittany Daniel ... Brandy
Dennis Miller ... Zander Kelly
Adam Beach ... Kicking Wing
Christopher Walken ... Clem
Jaime Pressly ... Jill
Kid Rock ... Robby
Erik Per Sullivan ... Little Joe Dirt
Megan Taylor Harvey ... Joe's Little Sister
Caroline Aaron ... Joe's Mom
Fred Ward ... Joe's Dad
John Farley ... Security Guard
Bob Zany ... Man
Bean Miller Bean Miller ... Man
Lee Walker Lee Walker ... Zeke
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Storyline

Joe Dirt is a janitor with a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans and a dream to find the parents that he lost at the Grand Canyon when he was a belligerent, trailer park-raised eight-year-old. Now, blasting Van Halen in his jacked-up economy car, the irrepressibly optimistic Joe hits the road alone in search of his folks. As his wandering, misguided search takes him from one hilarious misadventure to another, Joe finds his way to Los Angeles, where a shock-jock brings Joe on his radio show to insult him. But as Joe's life story unfolds, jeers turn to cheers, and an entire captivated city tunes in to hear the adventures of Joe Dirt. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Joe Dirt See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,016,008, 15 April 2001

Gross USA:

$27,087,695

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,987,695
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »

Goofs

The Rambler Wagon was represented to have a 258 Six engine. The 258 did not appear until the 1972 model year, and there were no Ramblers then. The entire model line up was under the AMC badge since 1970. Were the care a Rambler wagon with a three on the tree, it would have been either a Rebel, with a 232 Six engine, or an American with either a 199 or 232 Six engine. See more »

Quotes

Joe Dirt: [talking to himself while brushing hair in the mirror] People like that security guard. They don't really mean what they say. They just got their own issues and what not. Alls I got to do is keep bein' a good person. No matter what, good things'll come my way. Everything's gonna happen for me, just so long as I never have no in my heart.
[toilet flushes and man walks out of stall. Joe looks down awkwardly]
Joe Dirt: Right on. Things are gonna happen for me! I'm Joe Dirt!
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Alternate Versions

The DVD contains several Deleted scenes including Joe shopping for Eight Trax, and Joe getting heckled about his encounter with Buffalo Bob. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Can I Get a Witness
Written by Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.), Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Funny as hell
17 December 2001 | by billybrown41See all my reviews

Yeah, this movie took a trashing from the critics, but what would you expect from a movie produced by Adam Sandler? I had a blast. Joe Dirt had a rocking soundtrack, I likeable lead character that you really want to beat up, a rockin' soundtrack, funny dialogue and situations, and the usual slew of Sandler humor; fart jokes, humping dogs, etc.

Even though, about a half-dozen of these movies come out a year, Joe Dirt stuck in my mind mostly because of its hilarious premise. Dennis Miller also shined as the Howard Stern-like DJ who rips into Joe every chance he gets through out the movie, with insuluts like, "you are exquisitely pathetic" and such.

All in all, I really enjoyed. Movies like this aren't aiming for Oscars. They're just to make you laugh, which this one does. Kid Rock also has a funny cameo as Robby, the bully who, like everyone else in the film, loves giving Joe a hard time.


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