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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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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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Trivia

During the scene where Joe Dirt first returns home as an adult, Blake Clark makes a brief cameo as his character from The Waterboy (1998). See more »

Goofs

When the alligator goes to throw Joe, we can see one of the wires just after he lands on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Robby: You all right Dirt?
Joe Dirt: Yeah, I'm cool.
Robby: No you're not.
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Soundtracks

When I'm with You
Written by Arnold Lanni (as Arnold David Lanni)
Performed by Sheriff
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Better with age
6 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

I just thought that it was amusing reading the reviews all the way from 2001 to the present. This movie received almost entirely negative reviews when it first came out, but now there is nothing but positive reviews.

It seems that most people that saw this when it first came out were expecting something closer to Tommyboy or Blacksheep, with David Spade portraying a sarcastic sidekick with little more to offer than the occasional zinger. Instead we have a great tale of an average Joe that makes keeps a positive attitude even though he is constantly thrown into hilarious (for us) situations.

Whats the deal? It's a great film, maybe it was ahead of its time.


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