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Joe Dirt (2001)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 11 April 2001 (USA)
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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11 April 2001 (USA)  »

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The Adventures of Joe Dirt  »

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$17,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,016,008 (USA) (15 April 2001)

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$27,087,695 (USA) (3 June 2001)
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Trivia

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 »

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 »

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Railroad Boy #1: Oh - it's *so* flat!
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References Billy Jack (1971) See more »

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Who Do You Love
Written by Bo Diddley (as Elias McDaniel)
Performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Surprise surprise
15 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm no huge fan of David Spade and I tend to find the whole ex-SNL-star feature film genre lame and unfunny, but I happened to catch JOE DIRT while flipping through the channels yesterday afternoon and was intrigued enough to watch. And oddly enough I stayed intrigued for the next 90 minutes. The humor was crude, but rarely so much so as to turn me off, and the cast was very good (sure Dennis Miller was obnoxious, but isn't that his shtick?) but what surprised me the most was how caught up in the story I became. Sure it's farcical and impossible to take seriously, but for some reason I couldn't turn it off --- I kept hanging in there to see what would happen next. Even the slightly lame-ass ending didn't ruin things for me. I'd have to say JOE DIRT beats the crap out of similar, more favorably received movies like TOMMY BOY (which I found simply unbearable). Give it a chance.


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