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The Dirties (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 June 2014 (Ireland)
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Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Johnson ... Matt
Owen Williams Owen Williams ... Owen
Padraig Singal Padraig Singal ... Boy in Park 1
Ross Hill Ross Hill ... Boy in Park 2
Krista Madison Krista Madison ... Chrissy H.
Shailene Garnett ... Krissy B.
Josh Boles Josh Boles ... Boozy
Brandon Wickens Brandon Wickens ... Jackman
Alen Delain ... Alan
Paul Daniel Ayotte Paul Daniel Ayotte ... Laren
Jordan Foster Jordan Foster ... Dylan
Sean Spiering Sean Spiering ... Rock Thrower
Michael Spiering Michael Spiering ... Rock Thrower
David Matheson David Matheson ... Mr. Muldoon
Jay McCarrol Jay McCarrol ... Mr. Bird


Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.

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We're just here for the bad guys.


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Release Date:

6 June 2014 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Гадёныши See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »


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$10,000 (estimated)
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Zapruder Films,XYZ Films See more »
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Did You Know?


In the scene when they are talking to the boys in the park, they actually met them in the park. With the help of Kevin Smith, they tracked down the kids and added their film as a DVD extension See more »


Matt: You know, if people don't get this, it's gonna backfire so hard.
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References Amarcord (1973) See more »


When I'm With You
Performed by Best Coast
Written by Bobb Bruno and Bethany Cosentino
Courtesy of Kobal Music, Kemado Reccords and SonyATV/EMI
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Two high school outsiders make a film project that quickly turns too real.
4 October 2013 | by kirstenpalmertreefsuSee all my reviews

The Dirties has been garnering rave reviews and collecting awards at multiple film festivals and for good reason. It's a powerful, engaging and important film. Two high school best friends, Matt and Owen, decide to make a movie project for class where they pretend to murder the group of boys who routinely harass them. Matt is played by Matthew Johnson who also wrote and directed the film. It was filmed at a real high school with actual students so the line between reality and fiction is significantly blurred. Matt is an outsider but one that viewers can relate to, with his quips and love for movies. This makes it all the more disturbing when he begins to take the murder plot too seriously and takes action that will change his life, as well as the lives of all those around him, forever. This movie is not just about a school shooting. It's about consequences, it's about friendship, it's about loneliness. It's definitely a must see.

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