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Dirty Work -- 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.


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Writers (WGA):
Frank Sebastiano (written by) &
Norm MacDonald (written by) ...
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Release Date:
12 June 1998 (USA) See more »
Revenge is a dish best served DIRTY. See more »
A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Very funny under-rated film See more (117 total) »


  (in credits order)

Norm MacDonald ... Mitch Weaver

Artie Lange ... Sam McKenna

Jack Warden ... 'Pops' McKenna

Traylor Howard ... Kathy

Don Rickles ... Mr. Hamilton

Christopher McDonald ... Travis Cole

Chevy Chase ... Dr. Farthing
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)

Grant Nickalls ... Jason
Deborah Hinderstein ... Charlene

Scott Gibson ... Frat Guy

Laura Stone ... Veronica

Polly Shannon ... Toni-Ann
Rummy Bishop ... Homeless Guy at Apartment
James Carroll ... Middle-Aged Guy
Henry Chan ... Doctor at Fat Clinic

David Koechner ... Anton Phillips
Paul O'Sullivan ... A.D.
Uni Park ... Lin Young the Saigon Whore

Boyd Banks ... Creepy Harry
B.J. McQueen ... Big Wet Man
Tony Meyler ... Lobby Henchman
Shane Daly ... Door Henchman
James Binkley ... Unaffected Henchman
James Downey ... Martin, Homeless Guy

Fred Wolf ... Homeless Guy
Wilfrid Bray ... Homeless Guy
Jessica Booker ... Mrs. Murphy

Johnie Chase ... Policeman
Conrad Bergschneider ... Policeman
Kay Hawtrey ... Gladys
Lloyd White ... Ron
Dini Petty ... Dini Petty
Mike Anscombe ... Mike Anscombe
Howard Jerome ... Foreman

Arturo Gil ... Midget Paul

Rebecca Romijn ... Bearded Lady
Joslyn Wenn ... Jenkins' Fantasy Girl
Robbie Rox ... Huge Prisoner

Chris Gillett ... Suit Guy

Kevin P. Farley ... Theater Worker (as Kevin Farley)
Sanjay Talwar ... Theater Worker
Trevor Bain ... Henchman Jenkins
Gord Martineau ... Gord Martineau
George Sperdakos ... Opera Critic
Eleanor Doyes ... Opera Critic's Date
Laura Pudwell ... Opera Lady
Emilio Roman ... Baritone Errante

George Chuvalo ... Ring Announcer

Gary Coleman ... Gary Coleman

Ken Norton ... Ken Norton
Christine Odom ... Aunt Jenny
Robert Shipman ... Crossing Guard
Richard Sali ... Ed
Michael A. Miranda ... Low Life (as Silvio Oliviero)

Mif ... Low Life
Cliff Saunders ... Car Radio Thief

Bess Motta ... Aerobics Instructor (archive footage)
Arlaine Wright ... Aerobics Instructor (archive footage)
Michael Stevens ... Rock Guitarist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jennifer Steede ... Woman at Bar

Chris Farley ... Jimmy (uncredited)

Conrad Goode ... John (uncredited)

John Goodman ... Mayor Adrian Riggins (uncredited)

Adam Sandler ... Satan (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Saget 
Writing credits
Frank Sebastiano (written by) &
Norm MacDonald (written by) &
Fred Wolf (written by)

Produced by
Julia Dray .... associate producer
Brad Grey .... executive producer
Ray Reo .... executive producer
Robert Simonds .... producer
Rita Smith .... associate producer
Richard Stenta .... co-producer
Martin Walters .... co-producer
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs 
Cinematography by
Arthur Albert 
Film Editing by
George Folsey Jr. 
Casting by
Tina Gerussi 
Roger Mussenden 
Production Design by
Gregory P. Keen 
Art Direction by
Gordon Lebredt 
Set Decoration by
Jaro Dick 
Costume Design by
Beth Pasternak 
Makeup Department
Louise Mackintosh .... key makeup effects artist
Leslie Ann Sebert .... makeup department head
Production Management
Sandra Cunningham .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Goluboff .... first assistant director
Jonnie Katz .... third assistant director
Katrina Lee .... third assistant director
Howard Rothschild .... second assistant director
Craig Wallace .... second second assistant director
Art Department
David Orin Charles .... on-set decorator
Jon P. Goulding .... second assistant art director
Arvinder Grewal .... first assistant art director (as Arv Grewal)
Sound Department
Benjamin Beardwood .... adr editor (as Ben Beardwood)
Bruce Carwardine .... production sound recordist
Matt Colleran .... sound recordist
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Joe Earle .... sound effects editor
Andrew Ellerd .... sound effects editor
Ron Evans .... dialogue editor
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Don Givens .... foley recordist
Marilyn Graf .... foley mixer
Stephen Grubbs .... supervising sound editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
Barbara Issak .... dialogue editor
Linda Keim .... sound effects editor (as Linda L. Keim)
Gary Krause .... sound effects editor
Gary Lewis .... dialogue editor
Paul Longstaffe .... sound editor
David Melhase .... foley editor
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Brian Thomas Nist .... sound effects editor
Eric A. Norris .... sound effects editor
Ralph Osborn .... dialogue editor
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Rudy Pi .... sound recordist
Cary Stratton .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
Daniel Gibson .... special effects foreman (as Dan Gibson)
Mark Rice .... special effects technician
Dean Stewart .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Greg Groenekamp .... visual effects: senior digital compositor: Cineon
Ken Wilder .... CG effects: Pixel Magic
Brittney Banks .... stunt performer
Matt Birman .... stunt performer
Ermes Blarasin .... stunt double
Chris Branco .... stunts
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Brian Jagersky .... stunt double
Danny Lima .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger
Steve Lucescu .... utility stunts
Darren Marsman .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Duncan McLeod .... stunt performer
Billy Oliver .... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec .... utility stunts
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
Robert Racki .... stunts
Herb Reischl Jr. .... stunt double
Jacob Rupp .... stunt coordinator
Suzi Stingl .... stunt double: Young Mitch
David Stinson .... stunts
John Stoneham Jr. .... utility stunts
Bryan Thomas .... stunt actor
Camera and Electrical Department
Rocky Brown .... crane grip
Bob Bushfield .... camera loader
David J. Frederick .... camera operator
Jamie Hodgson .... electrician
Chris Howard .... gaffer
Mark Manchester .... key grip
Malcolm Nefsky .... best boy
Christopher Nethercoat .... key rigging grip
Danny Piva .... best boy
Jack Rowand .... still photographer
Tracy Shaw .... dolly grip
Sue Stembitsky .... second assistant camera
Noel Verhoog .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Aric Dupere .... extras casting assistant
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcia Scott .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Erica Mireles Folsey .... second assistant editor (as Erica Acevedo)
Ryan Folsey .... first assistant editor
Christopher Kroll .... assistant editor: avid
Kim Roseborough .... assistant editor: Canada
Drew Solodzuk .... assistant editor: Canada
Location Management
Fred Kamping .... location manager
Chris Shaw .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Kevin Kliesch .... assistant to composer
Stephen Lotwis .... supervising music editor
Paul Silver .... music editor
Jeff Vaughn .... music scoring mixer
Michele Wernick .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Don Retzer .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Joan Boyko .... set supervisor
Mark Bukator .... accountant
Susanna David .... script supervisor
Paul Hiscock .... production assistant
Lori Jo Hoekstra .... production assistant
Andrew Holbrook .... production assistant
Steve Holt .... on-set medic
Wendi Laski .... unit publicist
Kimberlee Morley .... assistant to director
Tammy Quinn .... production coordinator
Rena Hanover .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Stiles .... researcher (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor and language
82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:12 (video premiere) | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC16 (TV rating) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #35570)
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Did You Know?

On Artie Lange's stand-up comedy DVD, It's the Whiskey Talkin': Artie Lange (2004) (V) an audience member asks him to sign his DVD copy of the film. He does so and then gives the fan ten dollars, saying "you don't see Ben Affleck doing that for Gigli (2003)!" Lange then mentions that the review in his home town paper, The Star Ledger, said that he "had all the charm of a date rapist," to which MacDonald replied (in a sincere attempt to cheer him up) "that's a lot better than saying you look like a regular rapist!"See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When the dog and the skunk are "together" near the end of the movie, you can see the puppet skunk being manipulated by a crew member.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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Movie Connections:
References Moulin Rouge (1952)See more »
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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Very funny under-rated film, 2 July 2005
Author: alexwinters46 from United States

"Dirty Work" is a movie with one joke after another. I was shocked to hear this low-brow flick was directed by Bob Saget (Full House). The movie starts off with young Mitch Weaver and his buddy Sam seeking revenge on anybody who crosses their path. Sam's father gets a heart-attack and badly needs money for surgery. Dr. Farthing (Chevy Chase) makes a deal with the boys and if they can cough up a large amount of money to save him from his gambling debt, he will preform surgery on Pops (Jack Warden). Most of the movie is pretty damn funny. Some scenes aren't as funny like "The bearded Lady" scene, which the movie could have done without in my opinion. The highlight in the movie is no doubt Don Rickles role as the abusive manager of a local movie theater. The movie has no real serious parts in it which is OK; I would love to see Norm in more movies. He truly is talented. Good cast. Lots of Cameos by Ex-SNL members, including the late Chris Farley, the man who had his nose bite off by a whore!

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