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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.


Matt Johnson


Josh Boles (story), Matt Johnson (as Matthew Johnson) | 2 more credits »
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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 »


Box Office


$10,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Zapruder Films, XYZ Films See more »
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Did You Know?


The yellow t-shirt with the black bull that Matt wears walking through the hallway during the Best Coast montage is the same t-shirt that the character John wears during Gus Van Sant's Elephant. Elephant is based on the Columbine school shooting. See more »


Matt: You know, if people don't get this, it's gonna backfire so hard.
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References The Grapes of Wrath (1940) See more »


Puppet Love
Written and performed by Carter Burwell
Courtesy of Best Possible Music
From the film Being John Malkovich (1999)
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I had to rewatch this movie because it stuck with me for so long
10 October 2015 | by UsernameHypeSee all my reviews

The Dirties follows these kids who are making a short film about two kids going into their school and shooting all of the bullies. That's as much as I can say without it flagging me for spoilers. I really love this story. It follows a topic that isn't discussed from this point of view. We always hear about bullying from a third person perspective, but The Dirties puts us right in the middle of it. Also to anyone who loves film and wants to get into the industry, you (including me) will find that these characters are extremely relatable which ends up being really scary and makes the movie memorable.

The acting is just as if the kids were going through everyday life. I wouldn't say it was amazing acting, but I definitely felt like the people were their characters. They were probably just playing themselves, so it was pretty interesting.

The camera work is in the found footage style, but not in the way that it's annoying, it just feels like you are the camera man documenting them making their short film.

The soundtrack has some good songs in it, mostly indie music.

The Dirties is an experience. It was fun, relatable, and memorable. The movie is chalk filled with movie references for cinephiles and comedy that makes you laugh. It is a must see just for the topic that it pertains and how it approaches it.

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