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Dirty Work (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 June 1998 (USA)
A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
A. Frank Ruffo ...
Hrant Alianak ...
John Kirkpatrick
Michael Vollans ...
Derek (at 10 Years Old)


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


Revenge is sweet (and surprisingly affordable) See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brudna robota  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Julia Sweeney plays Mitch's deceased mother in a still photograph. See more »


When Mitch and Sam play back their messages, there is a message from Hamilton making fun of Sam's weight in the commercial. Sam wasn't actually in the commercial; he was behind the camera using key remotes to open the car trunks. See more »


[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 »


References Night Shift (1982) See more »


Tune In (Through The Round Window)
Written by Nik Hodges and Chris Ballard
Performed by Flak
Courtesy of Flak, Inc.
By arrangement with Chrysalis Songs & Flak Music
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Guaranteed to make you chuckle
18 May 1999 | by (Wrexham, North Wales) – See all my reviews

Living in the UK I know very little about 'Saturday Night Live' comedy and I went in to this film with very little expectations and was pleasantly surprised with the result. In fact it turned out to be the funniest film that I have seen for a long while. It's laugh a minute stuff, serving up a lot of crude humour with a few daft situations which cannot fail to draw a snigger. The plot is simple:- a loser (Norm MacDonald) has to raise $50,000 to help get a heart donor for his best friends dad (Veteran actor, Jack Warden in fine form) so to do this the buddies set up their own 'revenge for hire' business with hilarious consequences. Watch out for humorous cameos by the likes of Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, John Goodman and Gary Coleman.

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