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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Stars: Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Timothy Spall
Two Hands (1999)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a ... See full summary »

Director: Gregor Jordan
Stars: Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, David Field
Dirty Deeds (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An American Pie-like teen comedy in which a high school senior tries to become the first student in years to complete the Dirty Deeds, an outrageous series of challenges that must be ... See full summary »

Director: David Kendall
Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Lacey Chabert, Charles Durning
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An expert on productivity shows wacky workers in 1966 Australia how to run their moccasin factory like clockwork, despite laying off more than half the workforce.

Director: Mark Joffe
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Alwyn Kurts
The Sum of Us (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

Directors: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling
Stars: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson
The Club (1980)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy, Frank Wilson
Action | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

Director: Tom Jeffrey
Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt
The Castle (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.

Director: Rob Sitch
Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry
Rogue (2007)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.

Director: Greg McLean
Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington
Thunderstruck (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a near death experience, five Boys, all devoted AC/DC fans, make a pact to bury their best friend next to the grave of Bon Scott. 12 years later, having gone their different ways, they come together to fulfill the promise.

Director: Darren Ashton
Stars: Damon Gameau, Stephen Curry, Ryan Johnson
The Dish (2000)
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A remote Australian antenna, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

Director: Rob Sitch
Stars: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond
Crackerjack (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Moloney
Stars: Mick Molloy, Bill Hunter, Frank Wilson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Barry Ryan
...
...
Tony Testano
...
Detective Sergeant Ray Murphy
...
Darcy
...
Margaret
William McInnes ...
Hollywood
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
Norm
Gary Waddell ...
Freddie
...
Sal Cassela
Derek Amer ...
Manager
Laeni Baille ...
Coin Lady
Rudi Baker ...
Bell Boy
Bille Brown ...
Senator
Michael Brownjohn ...
Bouncer #1
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Get ready to get dirty.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Country:

|

Language:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

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

Barry Ryan: Hey, Darcy. You know much about Yanks?
Darcy: Yeah. In Vietnam, they were fuckin' everywhere and fuckin' everythink.
Barry Ryan: Then that'd make you a fuckin' expert.
See more »

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

Black and Blue
Composed by Philip Manning / Barry Sullivan / Matt Taylor / Barry Harvey
Published by Festival Music Publishing / Control
Performed by Powder Monkeys
2002 BMG Australia Limited
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Alternate ending. jono14
Based on who? S_Vignes101
the mistress.. gotee75
Poor Sport winst75
Pizza in Australia? Papadisc
Discuss Dirty Deeds (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?