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Dirty Deeds (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  18 July 2002 (Australia)
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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 ...
Manager
Laeni Baille ...
Coin Lady
Rudi Baker ...
Bell Boy
Bille Brown ...
Senator
Michael Brownjohn ...
Bouncer #1
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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)

Gross:

$8,268,836 (Australia) (9 August 2002)
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Trivia

A 'lobster' (referenced when Darcy purchases the guns from his friend still in the army) is an Australian colloquial term used for the twenty dollar note whose distinctive red/orange colour is likened to a cooked lobster See more »

Goofs

When Barry and Norm are boxing, Norm is seen getting head gear put on. After Barry has Norm in the corner and backs back, Norm no longer has the head gear on. It is clear that Norm would have had no time to have the gear removed between the camera shots. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: What's bouf-head doin' here?
Barry Ryan: Be fuckin' nice, alright? You're not a bouf-head, are ya?
Darcy: I'll go wait in the car.
Barry Ryan: See? I told ya he's not a bouf-head.
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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 Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Made My Bed, Gonna Lie In It
Composed by George Young
Published by J Albert & Son Pty Ltd
Performed by You Am I with Phil Jamieson
2002 BMG Australia Limited
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Good Night Out!
23 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Saw this stumbling my way through OZ on holiday and really glad i did - it's fast, funny and full of action.

I had no idea before i saw this of the real history of the slot machine wars, so it was good to learn about that but FAR MORE IMPORTANTLY this is just a great night out and makes you leave the cinema wishing you could remember more of the many really good lines.

The acting is fantastic throughout but John Goodman is just brillant. Every time i see him in stuff i'm amazed at his ability and here he gives a really moving performance. The young bloke is really good too, and some of the guys the filmakers have found to play small time hoods have fantastic faces.

The direction is cool, the script really is fast and funny and its got a great soundtrack as well. Hope this gets shown in the UK so all my mates can see it to?


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