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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

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Bradley Reid ...
Mitch (at 8 Years Old)
Matt Steinberg ...
Mitch (at 16 Years Old) (as Matthew Steinberg)
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>

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Revenge is a dish best served DIRTY. 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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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 movie came out a few months after Norm MacDonald was fired from Saturday Night Live (1975). When it was out in theaters, none of the shows on NBC were allowed to advertise it. 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 Men in Black (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Written by Malcolm Young, Angus Young and Bon Scott
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of J. Albert & Son Pty, Ltd. and Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Norm is hilarious and so is this movie.
24 July 2000 | by (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I've always been a big fan of Norm MacDonald and so when I heard about this movie I was happy to see he had his own movie, but I was a little pessimistic because there hadn't been one good SNL alumni movie since Wayne's World. But when I saw it I wasn't disappointed.

Mitch (MacDonald) is a loser who just lost his job, his girlfriend, just learned his best friend's father is also his and he takes crap from everybody. So when him and his best friend Sam (Artie Lange) look for jobs they discover their calling: to open a revenge for hire business. Their business turns out to be successful until a greedy rich guy wants revenge for a prank they played on him.

Norm was hilarious. I like how straightforward he is with his lines("Settle down prostitutes!";"Hey, homeless guys!"). Artie Lange and Jack Warden were also very funny. Chris Farley and Adam Sandler make funny appearances too. The dead hooker in the trunk and the gay dog gags were priceless.

Ignore the critics. Check this out. 9/10


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