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Dirty Work (1998)

 -  Comedy  -  12 June 1998 (USA)
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A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business.

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Bradley Reid ...
Mitch (at 8 Years Old)
Matt Steinberg ...
Mitch (at 16 Years Old)
Joseph Sicilia ...
Sam (at 8 Years Old)
Austin Pool ...
Sam - at 16 Years Old (as Austin John Pool)
Gerry Mendicino ...
Manetti
A. Frank Ruffo ...
Aldo
Hrant Alianak ...
John Kirkpatrick
Michael Vollans ...
Derek (at 10 Years Old)
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Storyline

Mitch and Sam have to come up with $50,000 and fast! The only problem is neither one can hold down a job. Mitch finds a way to money by exploiting the only talents the two have, by opening a "Revenge For Hire" business. Written by Colby Smith <csmith@deltaware.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They put the "FU" back in fun. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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12 June 1998 (USA)  »

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Dirty Work  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,634,236 (USA) (12 June 1998)

Gross:

$9,975,684 (USA) (31 July 1998)
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Trivia

This is Artie Lange's first appearance in a film but not his first time filming one. Lange had a role in Jerry Maguire (1996) but his scene was edited out. See more »

Goofs

When Mitch is thrown into a dumpster you can see him running up and jumping off a ramp in the reflection of the dumpster. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Derek: Hand over the milk money, Weaver.
Mitch: I'm afraid I can't do that, Derek. I'm just not sure you'll spend it on milk.
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Crazy Credits

Funny outtakes from the filming play during the first half of the credits. See more »

Connections

References Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »

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Escape (the Piña Colada Song)
Written by Rupert Holmes
Performed by Rupert Holmes
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Now They've Made Revenge Funny
26 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

None of the three young stars of this film - Norm MacDonald, Artie Lange or Traylor Howard - ever became movie stars but they combined to make this a funny film, albeit what I call a lame-brain (somewhat low-class but effective humor) one.

This is not an untypical comedy of today: tons of sleazy jokes, sightgags, a lightweight romance story, a generally stupid story and a happy ending.....yet this one was far more appealing than most I've seen. Although the language could be worse, why this isn't rated "R" is beyond me. It is not for teens but I'll bet many of them watched and enjoyed this, as well as older people like me.

MacDonald is a very likable guy in the lead. He just has a friendly face and demeanor about him. He makes the film. Lange was a bit loud. I'm glad the film wasn't longer because Lange's constant shouting begins to become grating. As for Traylor, she acted well and was a pretty face. After watching this twice, I wondered why she never made it, but at least she has now found TV fame as the new partner of the hit TV series, "Monk."

Two veterans actors in here - Jack Warden and Chevy Chase - play irreverent sleazy roles, something they certainly have done before.....and do well. Warden is brutal as the ultimate dirty old man and Chase is as smug as always. Don Rickles makes a short appearances as his normal obnoxious character and John Goodman makes a cameo near the end.

The main story of this movie is a familiar one: revenge, but this time it is played strictly for laughs, and there are plenty. The movie shows revenge isn't just sweet, it can funny. What can you say? The movie is crude, it's sentimental, and it's a fun 82 minutes.


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