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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Posters for two James Bond films are seen throughout this movie. The first poster seen is for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) at the movie theater, where Mitch and Sam are briefly employed. The second poster seen, is for From Russia with Love (1963), during the sabotage of the building at 99 Franklin Street. See more »

Goofs

When Mitch and Sam leave jail and Mitch addresses his cell mates, his lips can clearly be seen to say "anal rape," but this is overdubbed with the words "the other thing." 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 »

Soundtracks

Good
Written by Kevin Griffin
Performed by Better Than Ezra
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Guaranteed to make you chuckle
18 May 1999 | by rob-236See all my reviews

Living in the UK I know very little about 'Saturday Night Live' comedy and I went in to this film with very little expectations and was pleasantly surprised with the result. In fact it turned out to be the funniest film that I have seen for a long while. It's laugh a minute stuff, serving up a lot of crude humour with a few daft situations which cannot fail to draw a snigger. The plot is simple:- a loser (Norm MacDonald) has to raise $50,000 to help get a heart donor for his best friends dad (Veteran actor, Jack Warden in fine form) so to do this the buddies set up their own 'revenge for hire' business with hilarious consequences. Watch out for humorous cameos by the likes of Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, John Goodman and Gary Coleman.


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