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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Dirt
... Brandy
... Zander Kelly
... Kicking Wing
... Clem
... Jill
... Robby
... Little Joe Dirt
Megan Taylor Harvey ... Joe's Little Sister
... Joe's Mom
... Joe's Dad
... Security Guard
... Man
Bean Miller ... Man
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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Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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11 April 2001 (USA)  »

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The Adventures of Joe Dirt  »

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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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The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »

Goofs

When Joe and Robby begin race, Joe's car kicks up rocks and Joe takes off. View from our angle shows Robby's windshield intact. Next, from Robby's perspective, windshield damaged in several places. See more »

Quotes

Joe Dirt: And you'll be sticking your head out the window and check out chic dogs saying 'what's up, baby?'
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References The Andromeda Strain (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

I Just Want to Make Love to You
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Foghat
Courtesy of Bearsville Records
By Arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Company and Warner Special Products
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Ya Gotta Love 'Joe Dirt'
10 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

For a typical low-brained Hollywood comedy of this era, it was a pretty nice film. Of course, few if any modern-day comedies are "family fare" and this one isn't either but the lead character is a gentle, harmless guy. David Spade is very entertaining as "Joe Dirt," a down-and-out nice guy (but not exactly pure, either) who tells his tale of trying to find his parents to sleazy disc jockey "Zander Kelly" (Dennis Miller). Brittany Daniel is an attractive, likable female lead.

It's a fast-moving hour-and-a-half. Some of the scenes are outrageous, such as a dog getting his - can I say this? - testicles stuck to the porch. Yes, it's good family fare!! Ha. Ha. No, really, this was a funny film and worth looking for if you need a laugh. I'm surprised there wasn't a sequel.


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