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Dirty Girl -- Danielle is the dirty girl of Norman High School. When Danielle's misbehavior gets her banished to special ed, she teams up with an innocent closet-case and together they head out on a road trip to discover each other and themselves through a comic and serendipitous friendship.
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7 July 2011 (Thailand) See more »
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Let them talk.
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It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jeremy Dozier ... Clarke

Juno Temple ... Danielle
Zach Lasry ... Brad

Jonathan Slavin ... Mr. Potter

Marcella Lentz-Pope ... Tonya
William Horwich ... Tim

Gary Grubbs ... Principal Mulray

Deborah Theaker ... Mrs. Hatcher

Natalie Amenula ... Benita

David Petruzzi ... Bobby

Milla Jovovich ... Sue-Ann
Vivian Smallwood ... Shellie the Neighbor

Jack Kehler ... Dr. Shelby

Mary Steenburgen ... Peggy

Dwight Yoakam ... Joseph

Reiley McClendon ... Mike

William H. Macy ... Ray

Nate Hartley ... Charlie

Madison Meyer ... Mindy

Pat Healy ... Billy

Rob Boltin ... Peter

Brent Briscoe ... Officer Perry

Jim Cody Williams ... Big Biker Dude

Nicholas D'Agosto ... Joel

Frank Clem ... Gas Station Attendant

Grady Lee Richmond ... Strip Club Manager

Andrew Ableson ... Jade

P.D. Mani ... Taxi Driver

Maeve Quinlan ... Janet

Tim McGraw ... Danny

Elsie Fisher ... Tiffany
Juliane Godfrey ... Perpetual Motion
Alexandra Harding ... Perpetual Motion
Miriam McSpadden ... Perpetual Motion
Alexandra Palmer ... Perpetual Motion (as Alexandra Nicandros)
Carolyn Oler ... Perpetual Motion
Brittni Ping ... Perpetual Motion
Marylyn Sohlberg ... Perpetual Motion
Katrina L. Williams ... Perpetual Motion (as Katrina Williams)

Melissa Manchester ... Piano Playing Teacher

Sandy Holt ... Additional Voice (voice)
Chris Compton ... Additional Voice (voice)
Johnny Gidcomb ... Additional Voice (voice)
Nicholas Rutherford ... Additional Voice (voice)

Mark Sussman ... Additional Voice (voice)
Talula Holt ... Additional Voice (voice)

Hope Levy ... Additional Voice (voice)

Susan Leslie ... Additional Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian Baumgartner ... Concierge (uncredited)

Jernard Burks ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
R. Michael David ... Biker in Strip Club (uncredited)

Mark Casimir Dyniewicz ... Cowboy in Strip Club (uncredited)
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Directed by
Abe Sylvia 
 
Writing credits
Abe Sylvia (written by)

Produced by
Robert Bevan .... executive producer
Rachel Cohen .... producer
Daniel Crown .... executive producer
Jana Edelbaum .... producer
Craig Gartner .... co-producer
David Grace .... co-producer
Peter Graham .... co-executive producer
Ed Hart .... executive producer
Lilly Hartley .... associate producer (as Lily Hartley)
Stephen Hays .... co-executive producer
Samantha Horley .... executive producer
Joan Huang .... executive producer
Susan Jackson .... co-producer
Pamela Koffler .... executive producer
Michael Lesser .... executive producer
Jonathan McCoy .... co-producer
Cyril Megret .... executive producer
Rob Paris .... producer
Charles Pugliese .... producer
Jimmy Tsai .... associate producer
Christine Vachon .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
John Wells .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Toyne 
 
Cinematography by
Steve Gainer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Lucas 
 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
 
Production Design by
Alan E. Muraoka 
 
Art Direction by
Roni Spitzer 
 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Moore 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Claire Hannan 
 
Makeup Department
Mustaque M. Ashrafi .... additional makeup artist: crowd (as Mustaque Ashrafi)
Karen Blynder .... additional makeup artist
Becky Cotton .... additional makeup artist
Yvonne Depatis-Kupka .... hair department head (as Yvonne De Patis-Kupka)
Tyler Ely .... additional hair
Aaron Light .... key hair
Francisco X. Pérez .... key makeup artist (as Francisco X. Perez)
Sian Richards .... makeup department head
Amy Lederman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
J.J. Poff .... additional make up artist (uncredited)
Daniela Richardson .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ron Dempsey .... production supervisor
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Paul Jaconi-Biery .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Currier .... first assistant director
Chris Debenedetto .... first assistant director: additional photography
Laura O'Keefe .... additional second assistant director
Jake Worden .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
JoAnne M. Ando .... on-set dresser (as Joanne Ando)
Neil Bowman .... set dresser
Xaime Casillas .... painter
Mike Cruz .... construction foreman (as Michael Cruz)
Michelle Daniels .... buyer
Jennifer Durban .... researcher
Priscilla Elliott .... graphic designer (as Pricilla Elliot)
Wende Gaither .... painter
Sean Gordon .... on-set dresser
Gershom Hyldreth .... leadman
Mark Knightley .... construction coordinator
Yuki Nakamura .... set dresser
Miles S. Richman .... lead painter
Miles S. Richman .... stand by painter (as Miles Richman)
Patrick Rourk .... set dresser
Carlton Rude .... property master
Thom Thinn .... set dresser
Samo Tusak .... assistant property master
Stephanie Waters .... art department intern
Jonathan Buchanan .... props (uncredited)
Peter Van Zyl .... greensman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Jakob Beetem .... sound department intern
Tara Blume .... foley artist
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Rob Embrey .... post sound coordinator
Peter D. Lago .... supervising sound effects editor
Ben Lazarus .... sound department intern
Mark Leone .... utility sound
Tom Marks .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Matthew Nicolay .... sound mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Owen Peterson .... sound engineer
Alexander Pugh .... foley editor
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator
Brian S.M. Wroth .... adr programmer
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Quynne Alana Paxa .... additional recording engineer: guitars (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Larry Fioritto .... special effects supervisor
Mark Lilienthal .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
David A. Davidson .... visual effects supervisor
Joseph Emerling .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Keith Campbell .... stunt coordinator
John Dixon .... stunt double: Dwight Yoakam
Brady Romberg .... stunt actor
Marc Scizak .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Waide R. Allen .... lamp operator
Matt Calonica .... grip (as Matthew Calonica)
Dennis Clark .... gaffer
Richard Crudo .... director of photography: second unit
Josh Day .... lamp operator
Josh Day .... second unit: gaffer
Jonathan Goldfisher .... second assistant camera
David Kanner .... second assistant camera
Gary Kanner .... assistant camera
Nick Liampetchakul .... best boy grip
Guy Maturo .... lamp operator (as Guy Mature)
Chris May .... grip
Todd Mccall .... grip
David Moir .... still photographer
David Newbert .... grip
Nick Papanickolas .... dolly grip (as George Papanickolas)
Jason Rez .... key grip
Dale Robert .... grip
Scott Robinson .... grip
Eric Roizman .... camera operator "a" camera
Alex Scott .... assistant camera
Daimon Shipper .... lamp operator
Mike Stockton .... best boy electric
Kevin Wilt .... lamp operator
Jeff Fry .... lamp operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathryn L. Bucher .... costumer
Wendy M. Craig .... set costumer (as Wendy Craig)
Brittany Dier .... costume intern
Bridgitte Ferry .... set costumer
Kimberly Gryder .... costume intern (as Kim Gryder)
Carla Hart .... costume production assistant
Robin Roberts .... costume supervisor (as Robin Michel Bush)
Rachel Stivers .... costume intern
Sierra Robinson .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Doug Delaney .... digital intermediate colorist
Michael John Koetter .... software engineer
Kit Lubold .... additional conforming editor
Jay Trautman .... first assistant editor
Steven White .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Christopher Brooks .... score producer
Gábor Buczkó .... recording engineer
The Budapest Symphony Orchestra .... performed by
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
David Corman .... additional arrangements
David Corman .... guitars
Bela Drahos .... conductor
Aiko Fukushima .... orchestrator
Richard Glasser .... soundtrack album producer
Robert Gulya .... music recording director
Bruce Kaphan .... Pedal Steel Guitar
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer
Quynne Alana Paxa .... additional orchestrations (as Quynne Craddock)
Quynne Alana Paxa .... assistant to composer (as Quynne Craddock)
Brett Ryback .... music director
Marcus Sjowall .... additional orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Ernesto A. Luna .... driver
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
George A. Sack .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Emily Boehnlein .... office intern
Matt Braunsdorf .... assistant to Ms. Edelbaum and Ms. Cohen
Nicole Brik .... post production intern
Francie Brown .... dialect coach
Chris Compton .... adr loop group
Tad Driscoll .... production accountant
Jennifer Durban .... researcher
Usha Gangadean .... set production assistant
Andre Gaudry .... location manager
Kimberly Gryder .... intern
Brett Hedblom .... assistant: Abe Sylvia
Tara Ketterer .... stand-in: Ms. Temple
Ruba Kharuf .... first assistant accountant
Eloy Lara .... set medic (as Eloy Lara Jr.)
Patrick Lombardo .... assistant to Ms. Edelbaum and Ms. Cohen (as Pat Lombardo)
Otis Lucas .... stand-in: Mr. Dozier
Gabriella Ludlow .... production legal
Douglas S. McClintock II .... location scout
Jan McWilliams .... script supervisor
Tien Nguyen .... office production assistant
Jennifer Perton .... office intern
Mike Rutkowski .... production assistant
Bill Szobody .... choreographer
Justin Trofholz .... set production assistant
Michael J. Urann .... post production consultant
Peter Vogel .... production coordinator
Stephanie Waters .... intern
Tami Zamberg .... production secretary
 
Thanks
Jeffrey Schwarz .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for sexual content including graphic nudity, and for language
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USA:90 min
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Trivia:
The film heavily features the music of Melissa Manchester, as Clarke (Jeremy Dozier) is a big fan. The song "Rainbird" was actually co-written by Manchester and Mary Steenburgen, who plays Clarke's mother.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): On the morning that Danielle and Clarke leave for California, Danielle wakes Clarke up and he asks her where she wants to eat breakfast then says he thinks "Sambo's" takes credit cards. Sambo's closed the last of its locations (excluding the original) in 1982; five years before the film was suppose to take place.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Danielle:I've heard it said that this here... this here's a man's world. And some girls, they believe it. Primpin' and fussin' and holdin' out, hoping a boy will look her way. They don't know they got the power. As for me... I'm not that kind of girl. I'm on top. Which begs the question... if the girl's on top, well... who's the one getting screwed?
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
It starts so badly you wonder why keep going, but do keep going. It's great!, 6 May 2013
Author: secondtake from United States

Dirty Girl (2010)

The movie starts with such stupidity and what seems like terrible acting and movie-making you're going to want to quit. Unless you're a high school kid looking for cheap thrills (and there ain't anything wrong with that--it's just a style thing). But hang in there. This movie gets better and better and better. By the end all the hilarity crashes down to a weepy finale--more convincing than it has any right to be after all the zany stuff prior.

It's mostly about two high school kids who don't fit in. They seem like opposites and we all know how fun opposite are in movie comedies. One is slutty girl Danielle who has a dysfunctional home life and who is wild partly because she's bored by school and is (it turns out) smarter than the cliché would have it. The other is an overweight kid Clarke who knows he's gay and who is afraid of coming out but everyone knows already anyway. He also has a dysfunctional family, and the movie eventually also clashes the two sets of parents (and accessory kin).

The plot moves fast and turns into a crisis and then a road trip. All good stuff. And it's filmed with an openminded low-budget freedom that makes it fun and doesn't always worry about verisimilitude. (The two leads are in a family planning class, for example, and are given a bag of flour they have to treat as their new baby. The bag has a face drawn on it in magic marker, and the face changes depending on what's going on around it. Her--it's a girl.)

But mostly it's the acting of Danielle (Juno Temple), and Clarke (Jeremy Dozier), that makes it all stick. Temple in particular is just oozing and exploding with energy and dramatic screen presence, whether being saucy or sassy, fun or sad. She takes over every scene and you want her to. Danielle drives a red 1965 Mustang convertible (of course--what else?). She knows what matters and who's a jerk and doesn't put up with crap. She's troubled, but all along you know she's basically right, and you end up totally on her side. And on Clarke's side, too, as he tries to make sense of his world now that someone accepts him without even blinking.

Eventually there is a deliberate Hollywood ending, complete with tears and spotlights on the stars. It's a farce, I suppose, or a silly over the top romp, and there are going to be people who never let it click. Humor is fickle. But once I was a good half hour in (and it took that long, unfortunately), but once I was, there was no going back. It's worth sticking it out. Very worth it.

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