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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.

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David Caesar

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David Caesar
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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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Details

Country:

Australia | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Deeds - Dreckige Geschäfte See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$134,510 (Australia), 9 August 2002, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 Ray tells Darcy to, "Put it away, son", Darcy is leaning against a car. In the next shot, made out to be in real time, Darcy is standing away from that same car. See more »

Quotes

prostitute: Tooroo, Normie!
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Crazy Credits

After the main cast credits scroll up the screen, there is an additional scene that reveals some more of the plot. See more »

Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Bom Bom
Composed by Ross Wilson (as Wilson) and Ross Hannaford (as Hanford)
Published by Mushroom Music Publishing
Performed by Daddy Cool
1971 Wizard Records
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Good Night Out!
23 July 2002 | by monkeybonzo26802See all my reviews

Saw this stumbling my way through OZ on holiday and really glad i did - it's fast, funny and full of action.

I had no idea before i saw this of the real history of the slot machine wars, so it was good to learn about that but FAR MORE IMPORTANTLY this is just a great night out and makes you leave the cinema wishing you could remember more of the many really good lines.

The acting is fantastic throughout but John Goodman is just brillant. Every time i see him in stuff i'm amazed at his ability and here he gives a really moving performance. The young bloke is really good too, and some of the guys the filmakers have found to play small time hoods have fantastic faces.

The direction is cool, the script really is fast and funny and its got a great soundtrack as well. Hope this gets shown in the UK so all my mates can see it to?


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