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Dirty Deeds (2002)

1973 Sydney: An Australian gangster sees booming business, due to U.S. soldiers being in town for relaxing between their tours to the Vietnam war, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.

Director:

David Caesar

Writer:

David Caesar
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3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Brown ... Barry Ryan
Toni Collette ... Sharon Ryan
John Goodman ... Tony Testano
Sam Neill ... Detective Sergeant Ray Murphy
Sam Worthington ... Darcy
Kestie Morassi ... Margaret
William McInnes ... Hollywood
Andrew S. Gilbert Andrew S. Gilbert ... Norm
Gary Waddell Gary Waddell ... Freddie
Felix Williamson ... Sal Cassela
Derek Amer Derek Amer ... Manager
Laeni Baille Laeni Baille ... Coin Lady
Rudi Baker Rudi Baker ... Bell Boy
Bille Brown Bille Brown ... Senator
Michael Brownjohn Michael Brownjohn ... Bouncer #1
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Storyline

Set in 1960s Sydney, this is the story of an Australian gangster whose booming business, buoyed by the influx of U.S. soldiers in town for R&R during their tours in Vietnam, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors. Written by Greg Dean Schmitz

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Taglines:

Get ready to get dirty.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The aircraft that they fly to the outback in is a Piper Chieftain, and actually manufactured and bought into service after the movie was set. That same aircraft is now used within an air ambulance service for flying patients between hospitals within Australia. See more »

Goofs

When Barry and Norm are boxing, Norm is seen getting head gear put on. After Barry has Norm in the corner and backs back, Norm no longer has the head gear on. It is clear that Norm would have had no time to have the gear removed between the camera shots. See more »

Quotes

Sharon Ryan: You got much on today?
Barry Ryan: Bibs 'n bobs, all over the shop.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, the title DIRTY DEEDS appears with the individual letters spinning like the wheels of a slot machine. See more »

Connections

References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Black and Blue
Written by Matt Taylor (as Taylor), Phil Manning (as Philip Manning), Barry Sullivan (as Sullivan) and Barry Harvey (as Harvey)
Performed by Powder Monkeys
Published by Festival Music Publishing / Control
2002 BMG Australia Limited
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at least its not from new zealand
12 September 2002 | by benjymarksSee all my reviews

A truly Australian film which captures the life of mobsters in the Cross in Sydney in 1969. Very funny and even true to some facts, this movie is worthwhile to see and if you still think Americans dont belong in Australia, well, this is for you. Plenty of plot twists help to keep it going and even if you dont understand the language, if its on DVD you can just turn on the subtitles.

Dont see it if you're not Australian - but if you are its a 8/10 easily.


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Country:

Australia | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Deeds See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,772,366
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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