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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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$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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According to Dennis Miller (on his radio show 11/26/2008) he has yet to see the movie, saying that "Someone told [him] there is a scene where fecal matter falls from an airplane and hits someone on the head," and this may not be his type of movie to watch. But likes that it gives him "caché with his kids' friends." See more »

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Joe Dirt maintains his parents car was a 1968 Rambler Wagon made by AMC. When he arrives at his parents trailer park he sees his parents old car in the driveway but the car shown is a 1959 Rambler Super Wagon by AMC. See more »

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Joe Dirt: You're saying you have no black cats, Roman candles or screaming meemies? Come on. You don't got no ladyfingers, buzz bottles, snicker bombs... church burners, finger blasters, gut busters, zippedy-doodas, crap flappers?
Kicking Wing: No, I don't.
Joe Dirt: You're gonna stand there, owning a fireworks stand... and say you have no whistling bungholes... spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, Hüsker Düs and don'ts. Cherry bombs, nipsy dazers, with or without the scooter stick... or one single whistling ...
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Can I Get a Witness
Written by Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.), Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good for some laughs
22 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Before I saw this movie, I was turned off by all the negative reviews and the fact that it was a SNL spinoff. But I bought a used tape from my video store. Instead of war coverage and serious drama, this has become a ray of hope. Make no mistake, it ain't winning any Oscars. But the slapstick is funny, has great co-stars like Joe Don Baker and Chris Walken. It has a good plotline, a search for his family. It's a lot of laughs and fun for plebes at heart. Serious, deep people will be offended, but when we try to make humor serious and deep, we're in trouble.


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