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Dirty Work (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 June 1998 (USA)
A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business.

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Bob Saget
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norm MacDonald ... Mitch
Jack Warden ... Pops
Artie Lange ... Sam
Traylor Howard ... Kathy
Don Rickles ... Hamilton
Christopher McDonald ... Travis Cole
Chevy Chase ... Dr. Farthing
Bradley Reid Bradley Reid ... Mitch (at 8 Years Old)
Matt Steinberg Matt Steinberg ... Mitch (at 16 Years Old) (as Matthew Steinberg)
Joseph Sicilia Joseph Sicilia ... Sam (at 8 Years Old)
Austin Pool Austin Pool ... Sam (at 16 Years Old) (as Austin John Pool)
Gerry Mendicino Gerry Mendicino ... Manetti
A. Frank Ruffo ... Aldo
Hrant Alianak ... Kirkpatrick
Michael Vollans Michael Vollans ... Derek (at 10 Years Old)
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Storyline

Mitch and Sam have to come up with $50,000 and fast! The only problem is neither one can hold down a job. Mitch finds a way to money by exploiting the only talents the two have, by opening a "Revenge For Hire" business. Written by Colby Smith <csmith@deltaware.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's Sick...It's Dirty...It's Their Job See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brudna robota See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,634,236, 14 June 1998

Gross USA:

$10,023,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,023,282
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Mitch and Sam discuss destroying 99 Franklin Street with Travis Cole, the map on Cole's office wall is of greater Cleveland, Ohio. See more »

Goofs

When they got back at Hamilton it was their first night on the job. How could they have gotten hold of the porno movie and threaded it in that short of a period of time? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Derek: Hand over the milk money, Weaver.
Mitch: I'm afraid I can't do that, Derek. I'm just not sure you'll spend it on milk.
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Crazy Credits

Funny outtakes from the filming play during the first half of the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also when aired the TV (USA network), the scene near the very end, when Pops says "I've also got something working again...it rhymes with 'Cock'!!!" is cut right when he says "Cock!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Norm Macdonald Has a Show: Chevy Chase (2018) See more »

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Semi-Charmed Life
Written by Stephan Jenkins (as Stephen Jenkins)
Performed by Third Eye Blind
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of my favorite "dumb" comedies
25 December 2001 | by Eric-1226See all my reviews

This movie is just great escapist fun, best enjoyed on a lazy day when you're feeling quite goofy and want to watch a totally cheese-ball comedy to give you a good guilty laugh.

It's one of those dumb but lovable comedies that rambles all over the place, taking zany pokes at lots of things in society: relationships, the police, jobs, the opera, homeless people, circus people, drug dealers, doctors, pet lap dogs, and lots more. Oh yeah, there are also dead hookers in trunks of cars. No kidding.

There are wonderfully mirthful performances by the likes of Norm MacDonald, Jack Warden, Artie Lange, Don Rickles, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley, and others (Chris Farley is more than funny in this one - he's downright scary!). I also liked Traylor Howard (Kathy) in this one. What a sweetie!

Anyway, go rent it, turn off any semblance of higher intellect that you may possess, sit back, and enjoy.

*Note to self: watch this movie again, and laugh foolishly all over again.


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