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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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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)

Gross:

$27,087,695 (USA) (1 June 2001)
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Kid Rock's character name is "Robby". Kid Rock's real name is Robert Ritchie. See more »

Goofs

Cafeteria Scene: When Joe goes to clean up the puke pile in the cafeteria, he clearly flinches before being hit with the first 2 hot dogs; he clearly knew they were coming. See more »

Quotes

Joe Dirt: [tearfully] Why did you do that to me? I was only eight years old - I was just a little kid. Do you have any idea what it's like to be a kid and have nobody around to talk to? No one that cares if you're alive or dead? Every day you just think you're worthless and there's a void in your life?
Joe's Mom: [chuckles] Oh, come on, honey.
Joe's Dad: Lighten up, buddy.
[Joe goes real upset]
Joe's Mom: [takes a clown figurine] Lose that frown. When you're down, stare at a clown.
[Joe stands up and takes it]
Joe's Dad: That's right, boy.
Joe's Mom: [hits him] ...
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References Dallas (1978) See more »

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Written by Phil Lynott
Performed by Thin Lizzy
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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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