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Dirty Work (1998)

12 | | Comedy | 12 June 1998 (USA)
A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business.

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Bob Saget
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norm MacDonald ... Mitch
Jack Warden ... Pops
Artie Lange ... Sam
Traylor Howard ... Kathy
Don Rickles ... Hamilton
Christopher McDonald ... Travis Cole
Chevy Chase ... Dr. Farthing
Bradley Reid Bradley Reid ... Mitch (at 8 Years Old)
Matt Steinberg Matt Steinberg ... Mitch (at 16 Years Old) (as Matthew Steinberg)
Joseph Sicilia Joseph Sicilia ... Sam (at 8 Years Old)
Austin Pool Austin Pool ... Sam (at 16 Years Old) (as Austin John Pool)
Gerry Mendicino Gerry Mendicino ... Manetti
A. Frank Ruffo ... Aldo
Hrant Alianak ... Kirkpatrick
Michael Vollans Michael Vollans ... Derek (at 10 Years Old)
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Storyline

Mitch and Sam have to come up with $50,000 and fast! The only problem is neither one can hold down a job. Mitch finds a way to money by exploiting the only talents the two have, by opening a "Revenge For Hire" business. Written by Colby Smith <csmith@deltaware.com>

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Taglines:

They put the "FU" back in fun. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brudna robota See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,634,236, 14 June 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,975,684, 2 August 1998
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Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Julia Sweeney plays Mitch's deceased mother in a still photograph. See more »

Goofs

When Mitch and Sam play back their messages, there is a message from Hamilton making fun of Sam's weight in the commercial. Sam wasn't actually in the commercial; he was behind the camera using key remotes to open the car trunks. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Derek: Hand over the milk money, Weaver.
Mitch: I'm afraid I can't do that, Derek. I'm just not sure you'll spend it on milk.
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Crazy Credits

Funny outtakes from the filming play during the first half of the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

When aired on TV (USA Network), there is one difference at the start when he is explaining all he did to get revenge when he was a kid. Instead of saying "We sicced a German shepherd on him, who just also happens to be gay." and then showing a shot of the 2 male dogs 'making love', this TV version just says "Then we sicced a German shepherd on him." and they do not show the explicit shot. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bob Saget: That Ain't Right (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Power
Written by Sascha Konietzko (as Konietzko) and Günter Schulz (as Schulz)
Performed by KMFDM
Courtesy of Wax Trax! Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Wax Trax! Records/TVT Records
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One of my favorite "dumb" comedies
25 December 2001 | by Eric-1226See all my reviews

This movie is just great escapist fun, best enjoyed on a lazy day when you're feeling quite goofy and want to watch a totally cheese-ball comedy to give you a good guilty laugh.

It's one of those dumb but lovable comedies that rambles all over the place, taking zany pokes at lots of things in society: relationships, the police, jobs, the opera, homeless people, circus people, drug dealers, doctors, pet lap dogs, and lots more. Oh yeah, there are also dead hookers in trunks of cars. No kidding.

There are wonderfully mirthful performances by the likes of Norm MacDonald, Jack Warden, Artie Lange, Don Rickles, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley, and others (Chris Farley is more than funny in this one - he's downright scary!). I also liked Traylor Howard (Kathy) in this one. What a sweetie!

Anyway, go rent it, turn off any semblance of higher intellect that you may possess, sit back, and enjoy.

*Note to self: watch this movie again, and laugh foolishly all over again.


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