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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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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

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

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

In the scene where Tony is showing Barry the "Liberty" video slot machine, such technology as relatively high resolution color video, synthesized audio and computer power to animate the images was not available in video slot machines until the 1980's and not mainstream in video slot machines until the 1990's. See more »

Quotes

Sal: [on flight to Australia] Yeah, so, w-what language they speakin' over there?
Tony: Jus' regular.
Sal: You mean, like, American?
Tony: Yeah, regular.
Sal: Is this country's on the other side o' the world they speak the same as us, they, they look the same as us? They don' look like Mexicans or nothin' , do they?
Tony: I got no idea.
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After the main cast credits scroll up the screen, there is an additional scene that reveals some more of the plot. See more »

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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 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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Entertaining and thoughtful
5 July 2004 | by (Dunbar, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This film was not a block buster by any means. However, it is a very clever film and the acting really pulls it together. Bryan Brown is respectable as the leading role and he is helped out greatly by his supporting cast, mainly John Goodman. Goodman's trademark has almost always been the soft big guy type, and he proves in this film that he has playing those type of characters down to a science. Sam Neill plays the crooked cop, a part that seemed to fit him, but his character is dry and does not receive much screen time. The film starts slow, but after it gets going, enough of a storyline comes forth to keep most interested. The climax and is not what I hoped for but the conclusion of the film will leave most feeling satisfied and it does a good job putting everything together.


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