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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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Dennie Gordon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Spade ... Joe Dirt
Brittany Daniel ... Brandy
Dennis Miller ... Zander Kelly
Adam Beach ... Kicking Wing
Christopher Walken ... Clem
Jaime Pressly ... Jill
Kid Rock ... Robby
Erik Per Sullivan ... Little Joe Dirt
Megan Taylor Harvey ... Joe's Little Sister
Caroline Aaron ... Joe's Mom
Fred Ward ... Joe's Dad
John Farley ... Security Guard
Bob Zany ... Man
Bean Miller Bean Miller ... Man
Lee Walker 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Joe Dirt See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,016,008, 15 April 2001

Gross USA:

$27,087,695

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,987,695
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Billy Crystal was considered for the role of Zander Kelly. See more »

Goofs

After Joe gets blown away in the balloon, he says that he got blown to North Dakota, but the red dashed line shows him going to South Dakota. See more »

Quotes

Joe Dirt: Buffalo Bob's kind of a weird name, but people say Joe Dirt's a weird name and how cool am I?
Joe Dirt: [talking to Buffalo Bob] Hey to tell you the truth brother, between you and me, that thing with the dog is comin' off a little fruit-y. I mean that's just me talkin'. Hey, where's my supplies?
Buffalo Bob: [frustrated] Oh, for Christ's sake!
[Shoving down a basket]
Buffalo Bob: Here!
Joe Dirt: [squeal of delight] Wee, Auto Trader. Ooh August, I don't got this one.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD contains several Deleted scenes including Joe shopping for Eight Trax, and Joe getting heckled about his encounter with Buffalo Bob. See more »

Connections

References Song of the South (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold Your Head Up
Written by Rod Argent and Chris White
Performed by Aster Argent
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A daily comment from Midget Emma: Joe Dirt (2001)

I'll keep it short and sweet. Good if your looking for laughs. Not only is this funny but it has heart as well which is hard to find in comedies. A must see if your in the mood for a giggle.

David Spade was very suitable for the role. Everyone had there moments that made me laugh.

This is defiantly one of Spade's better movies.

Better then Dickie Roberts.

Joe Dirt is a good character. Funny,good hearted and lovable. By the end of this movie your heart would have been tugged at a few times.

The supporting characters were just as good as the main character.

I recommend it. A must for anyone looking for a decent comedy.

6/10


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