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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
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 »
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 »
[inspecting TV set in an Australian hotel]
You think you can get a color set?
They only come in black 'n white, sorry.
You're kiddin' me?
[handing over a banknote]
Here you go, chief.
What's that for?
It's a tip.
Oh, righty-o. Ta.
[mockingly, as Bell Boy exits]
Taaah. Feel like we're... visitin'... hillbillies, here.
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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 »
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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