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Dirty Deeds (2002)

1973 Sydney: An Australian gangster sees booming business, due to U.S. soldiers being in town for relaxing between their tours to the Vietnam war, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.

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Cast

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Barry Ryan
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Tony Testano
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Detective Sergeant Ray Murphy
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Darcy
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Margaret
William McInnes ...
Hollywood
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
Norm
Gary Waddell ...
Freddie
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Sal Cassela
Derek Amer ...
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Laeni Baille ...
Coin Lady
Rudi Baker ...
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Bille Brown ...
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Michael Brownjohn ...
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Storyline

Set in 1960s Sydney, this is the story of an Australian gangster whose booming business, buoyed by the influx of U.S. soldiers in town for R&R during their tours in Vietnam, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors. Written by Greg Dean Schmitz

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Get ready to get dirty.

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

18 July 2002 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Dirty Deeds - Dreckige Geschäfte  »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$134,510 (Australia) (9 August 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The aircraft that they fly to the outback in is a Piper Chieftain, and actually manufactured and bought into service after the movie was set. That same aircraft is now used within an air ambulance service for flying patients between hospitals within Australia. See more »

Goofs

Tony and Sal are flying to Sydney when Sal looks down and sees Hawaii as they fly over. Tony tells Sal that it will be another 6 hours until they get there. However, even today, the flight time from Honolulu to Sydney is about 10-11 hours. See more »

Quotes

Barry Ryan: Hey, Darcy. You know much about Yanks?
Darcy: Yeah. In Vietnam, they were fuckin' everywhere and fuckin' everythink.
Barry Ryan: Then that'd make you a fuckin' expert.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, the title DIRTY DEEDS appears with the individual letters spinning like the wheels of a slot machine. See more »

Connections

References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Washboard Rock'n'Roll
Composed by M. Schneider / R. Schneider
Published by Origin Music / Festival Music Publishing
Performed by Lisa Miller, Jody Bell and Tim Rogers
2002 BMG Australia Limited
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12 August 2002 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

I seem to be among the majority of reviewers, who didn't find anything terribly objectionable about Dirty Deeds, but nothing particularly praiseworthy either. Great cast of actors, somewhat wasted on an ordinary and very predictable script. Lovely outfits and wallpaper, but none of the characters had enough depth to make me see them more than the actors who were playing them.


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