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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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11 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$27,087,695 (USA) (1 June 2001)
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According to Dennis Miller (on his radio show 11/26/2008) he has yet to see the movie, saying that "Someone told [him] there is a scene where fecal matter falls from an airplane and hits someone on the head," and this may not be his type of movie to watch. But likes that it gives him "caché with his kids' friends." See more »

Goofs

When Joe and Robby begin race, Joe's car kicks up rocks and Joe takes off. View from our angle shows Robby's windshield intact. Next, from Robby's perspective, windshield damaged in several places. See more »

Quotes

[Trying to scrape Charlie the dog's testicles off the frozen porch]
Joe Dirt: Now, this ain't no flapjack, so I'm gonna be real careful, I won't look.
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I Just Want to Make Love to You
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Foghat
Courtesy of Bearsville Records
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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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