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Joe Dirt (2001)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 11 April 2001 (USA)
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After being abandoned by his parents at the Grand Canyon, Joe Dirt tells the story of his journey to find his parents.

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Dennie Gordon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Spade ... Joe Dirt
Brittany Daniel ... Brandy
Dennis Miller ... Zander Kelly
Adam Beach ... Kicking Wing
Christopher Walken ... Clem
Jaime Pressly ... Jill
Kid Rock ... Robby
Erik Per Sullivan ... Little Joe Dirt
Megan Taylor Harvey ... Joe's Little Sister
Caroline Aaron ... Joe's Mom
Fred Ward ... Joe's Dad
John Farley ... Security Guard
Bob Zany ... Man
Bean Miller Bean Miller ... Man
Lee Walker Lee Walker ... Zeke
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Storyline

Joe Dirt is a janitor with a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans and a dream to find the parents that he lost at the Grand Canyon when he was a belligerent, trailer park-raised eight-year-old. Now, blasting Van Halen in his jacked-up economy car, the irrepressibly optimistic Joe hits the road alone in search of his folks. As his wandering, misguided search takes him from one hilarious misadventure to another, Joe finds his way to Los Angeles, where a shock-jock brings Joe on his radio show to insult him. But as Joe's life story unfolds, jeers turn to cheers, and an entire captivated city tunes in to hear the adventures of Joe Dirt. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Joe Dirt See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,016,008, 15 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,087,695, 3 June 2001
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jill's (Jaime Pressly's) cabin used in the movie is the same cabin used on the outskirts of town in Black Sheep (1996), another movie starring David Spade. See more »

Goofs

Joe's carnival girlfriend pulls her shirt's shoulder strap down twice the same scene without putting them back up. See more »

Quotes

Joe Dirt: [tearfully] Why did you do that to me? I was only eight years old - I was just a little kid. Do you have any idea what it's like to be a kid and have nobody around to talk to? No one that cares if you're alive or dead? Every day you just think you're worthless and there's a void in your life?
Joe's Mom: [chuckles] Oh, come on, honey.
Joe's Dad: Lighten up, buddy.
[Joe goes real upset]
Joe's Mom: [takes a clown figurine] Lose that frown. When you're down, stare at a clown.
[Joe stands up and takes it]
Joe's Dad: That's right, boy.
Joe's Mom: [hits him] ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The DVD contains several Deleted scenes including Joe shopping for Eight Trax, and Joe getting heckled about his encounter with Buffalo Bob. See more »

Connections

References Smoke Signals (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Crash Into Me
Written by Dave Matthews
Performed by Dave Matthews Band
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, a Unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Good for some laughs
22 December 2001 | by JakealopeSee all my reviews

Before I saw this movie, I was turned off by all the negative reviews and the fact that it was a SNL spinoff. But I bought a used tape from my video store. Instead of war coverage and serious drama, this has become a ray of hope. Make no mistake, it ain't winning any Oscars. But the slapstick is funny, has great co-stars like Joe Don Baker and Chris Walken. It has a good plotline, a search for his family. It's a lot of laughs and fun for plebes at heart. Serious, deep people will be offended, but when we try to make humor serious and deep, we're in trouble.


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