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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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11 April 2001 (USA)  »

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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 scene where young Joe is 'left behind' by his parents at the Grand Canyon was actually not Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, but rather was Utah's scenic "Dead Horse Point State Park." See more »

Goofs

After Joe gets blown away in the balloon, he says that he got blown to North Dakota, but the red dashed line shows him going to South Dakota. See more »

Quotes

Old Cajun Man: [In a muffled back water accent] Home is where you make it.
Joe Dirt: What?
Old Cajun Man: Home is where you make it.
Joe Dirt: You like to see homos naked?
Old Cajun man: Home is where you make it.
Joe Dirt: Oh.
[Walks away]
Joe Dirt: Guy likes to see homos naked, that doesn't help me.
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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Walk on Water
Written by Jesse Harms
Performed by Eddie Money
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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