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Joe Dirt (2001)

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David Spade stars as Joe Dirt, an idiot who works as an oil weller who is on the search for his parents who abandoned him when he was a baby at the grand canyon.

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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)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Joe Dirt  »

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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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The part about the dog's kibble getting frozen to the porch and thawed with warm water and a spatula is from comic Tom McGillen's act. McGillen is a friend of writer Fred Wolf and also has a small part in the film. See more »

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When Joe is talking to the man at the car dealership about the old Rambler wagon his parents owned, the man tells him that car came with a "6cyl, automatic with three on the tree" A three on the tree is a manual transmission not an automatic See more »

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Joe Dirt: Buffalo Bob's kind of a weird name, but people say Joe Dirt's a weird name and how cool am I?
Joe Dirt: [talking to Buffalo Bob] Hey to tell you the truth brother, between you and me, that thing with the dog is comin' off a little fruit-y. I mean that's just me talkin'. Hey, where's my supplies?
Buffalo Bob: [frustrated] Oh, for Christ's sake!
[Shoving down a basket]
Buffalo Bob: Here!
Joe Dirt: [squeal of delight] Wee, Auto Trader. Ooh August, I don't got this one.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: David Spade/Jack Johnson (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold on Loosely
Written by Jeff Carlisi, Don Barnes and Jim Peterik
Performed by .38 Special
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Ish!!!
23 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I usually hold myself to a high movie standard. I usually would not consider a movie like Joe Dirt the "cream of the crop." But like many other times in my life I was wrong. Joe Dirt is a fantastic heart-felt flick staring David Spade as a pathetic white trash orphan in search of his parents. He meets many a folk along the way leaving an impression with them all. I saw this in the theater and thought, "wow what a funny movie." But then I caught in on Comedy Central a few years later and lo and behold I was hooked. Good plot, great humor, hot chicks, and even Kid Rock playing his white trash nemesis (it was a real stretch for him :P). If you see this movie for 10 bucks at Walmart or Blockbuster do yourself a favor and buy it. It will keep you company on even your darkest nights.

Life's a garden, DIG IT!!!


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