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

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$17,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,016,008 (USA) (13 April 2001)

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$27,087,695 (USA) (1 June 2001)
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Trivia

The names Joe Dirt reads off from the people that were on the tour bus are the same names that Ben Stein goes through for attendance in Ferris Bueller's Day Off See more »

Goofs

When Joe kicks over the shelves of clowns, his dad has a beer can in his hand in one shot, but not the others. See more »

Quotes

Joe Dirt: Comin' to work. Joe Deertay.
KXLA Security Guard: Don't try and church it up son. Don't you mean Joe Dirt? Naming you that your father must've really hated you.
Joe Dirt: You're wrong brother.
KXLA Security Guard: I got a good name for this car, rusty.
Joe Dirt: Shit'll buff out.
KXLA Security Guard: Don't bother, just drive this piece of crap off a cliff. Do us all a favor.
Joe Dirt: Does this look like a piece of crap to you? Like them spinnin' tires do you?
KXLA Security Guard: You suck!
Joe Dirt: You do!
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Followed by Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (2015) See more »

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Hold Your Head Up
Written by Rod Argent and Chris White
Performed by Argent
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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One of my favorite guilty pleasures
22 December 2002 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Okay, "Joe Dirt" doesn't have much of a plot and to say it loses focus is an understatement. But I really love this lighthearted tale.

I thought David Spade turned in a wonderful performance as Joe Dirt and it was nice to see him not do his usual cynical act. Yes, it is campy and it was supposed to be. And it is stupid, it was supposed to be.

The acting I think is good from all, although some are rightfully given straight roles as I don't think Brittany Daniels could handle anymore than what she was given.

Anyway, there isn't a whole lot to say about a movie like "Joe Dirt." I guess if you've liked Adam Sandler movies but only wished they might be a little less cruel then this is your movie.

The "atom bomb" scene always kills me, I love this movie. You know a movie isn't all bad when you start laughing and you female friend starts looking at you as if you are mentally challenged.

"You can't have no in your heart!" 6 out of 10.


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