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Set in 1960's 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 ... See full summary »

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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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Set in 1960's 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

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

[Sharon lies seductively on the bed while Barry walks around with a rifle]
Sharon Ryan: Are you going to play with that thing all night?
Barry Ryan: What else am I gonna play with?
Sharon Ryan: Use your bloody imagination.
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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

Losin' My Blues Tonight
Composed by Slim Dusty
Published by EMI Music Publishing
Australia Pty Limited
Performed by Tim Rogers and Lisa Miller
2002 BMG Australia Limited
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at least its not from new zealand
12 September 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

A truly Australian film which captures the life of mobsters in the Cross in Sydney in 1969. Very funny and even true to some facts, this movie is worthwhile to see and if you still think Americans dont belong in Australia, well, this is for you. Plenty of plot twists help to keep it going and even if you dont understand the language, if its on DVD you can just turn on the subtitles.

Dont see it if you're not Australian - but if you are its a 8/10 easily.


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