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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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Box Office

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$17,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,016,008, 15 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,087,695, 3 June 2001
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Trivia

Each time Robby (Kid Rock) gets dust in Joe's face with his car, the song "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is playing. This happens 3 times. See more »

Goofs

When Buffalo Bob gives Joe an Auto Trader he hands him the red copy of an Auto Trader, which is cars priced $5000 or less. He then speaks of a car priced at $14,000 which would have not been printed in that version. See more »

Quotes

Clem: Hey! You're talking to my guy all wrong. It's the wrong tone. Do it again, I'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Coldplay (2001) 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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Better with age
6 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

I just thought that it was amusing reading the reviews all the way from 2001 to the present. This movie received almost entirely negative reviews when it first came out, but now there is nothing but positive reviews.

It seems that most people that saw this when it first came out were expecting something closer to Tommyboy or Blacksheep, with David Spade portraying a sarcastic sidekick with little more to offer than the occasional zinger. Instead we have a great tale of an average Joe that makes keeps a positive attitude even though he is constantly thrown into hilarious (for us) situations.

Whats the deal? It's a great film, maybe it was ahead of its time.


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