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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
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Freddie
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Sal Cassela
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Laeni Baille ...
Coin Lady
Rudi Baker ...
Bell Boy
Bille Brown ...
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Michael Brownjohn ...
Bouncer #1
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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  »

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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

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: [watching coverage of Vietnam war on TV in Australia] You see that? *That* is why you need color TV. You see the blood; everything. What is it in black 'n white? It looks old. It's like it happened years ago.
Darcy: [having returned from Vietnam war] It's no prettier in colour, mate.
Sal: No? We love this war. We own it.
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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

Sometimes I Just Don't Know
Composed by Tim Rogers
Published by Festival Music Publishing
Performed by You Am I with Billy Thorpe
2002 BMG Australia Limited
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Australians Like To Kill People and Wear Brown!
3 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In an age when the Australian movie scene is dominated by "larrikin" family comedies, gritty urban dramas shot on cheap film stock and whatever epic movie Peter Jackson gestates in the grit under his fingernails, David Caesar has crafted a small celluloid gem. A movie about the enduring Australian goal of killing everything in our path until one day the entire world will hit itself on the thumb and say "Bugger!" instead of "Sh*t!", "Dirty Deeds" is a camp classic, a knowing pastiche of the Australia of the early 1970s with more lashings of violence than most people care to remember. The film's depiction of Australian organized crime is in itself fantastic, the gangsters drink lager, run poker machines and swear a great deal. To see them in action is to wonder if Vincent Vega and Jules Winfield would've stood a chance against these corduroy thugs. Why, it's exactly like the real thing! Dirty Deeds - A Movie For Anyone Who Remembers Australian Criminal Activity. Go see it, you'll never want to visit the Land of the Great Wide Melanoma again.


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