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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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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) (15 April 2001)

Gross:

$27,087,695 (USA) (3 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

In the scene where young Joe Dirt is left at the Grand Canyon, he is wearing a green cut off shirt. In the next scene as he is walking away from the Grand Canyon he is wearing a white shirt. 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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) See more »

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If You Want My Love
Written by Rick Nielsen
Performed by Cheap Trick
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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