Joe DirtApril 11, 2001
David Spade stars as Joe Dirt, an idiot who works as an oil weller who is on the search for his parents who abandoned him when he was a baby at the grand canyon.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 5.5/10 (23,001 voted)
Critic's Score: 20/100
Stars: David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller
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.
Writers: David Spade, Fred Wolf
Erik Per Sullivan
Little Joe Dirt
Megan Taylor Harvey
Joe's Little Sister
Life's a garden. Dig it.
Release Date: 11 April 2001
Filming Locations: Dead Horse Point State Park – State Highway 313, Moab, Utah, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $8,016,008
(15 April 2001)
(3 June 2001)
Did You Know?
According to Dennis Miller (on his radio show 11/26/2008) he has yet to see the movie, saying that "Someone told [him] there is a scene where fecal matter falls from an airplane and hits someone on the head," and this may not be his type of movie to watch. But likes that it gives him "caché with his kids' friends."
When Joe kicks over the shelves of clowns, his dad has a beer can in his hand in one shot, but not the others.
There are three rules when dealin' with a deadly alligator. And yes, they are deadly, don't kid yaself. Rule number one, I'm number one. Ya hear that, I like ta kid around. Rule two, the croc's number two. Now before I begin…
Kid at Gator Farm:
Hey, what's rule three?
What's that? Kid, give me a break now.
Kid at Gator Farm:
So you don't know rule three?
Yeah, you want a match? My face and your ass! How 'bout that friend? Huh? I mean, your ass and my face, what's up?
Here we go, I'm a bit of a crocophile, so don't try this at home. This here's Rocky, and he ain't no puppy. Now, let's see if Rocky's got some cavities.
[Joe opens Rocky's mouth]
This mofo knows not to mess with Sir Joseph Dirt.
[Joe puts his head inside Rocky's mouth, then screams as Rocky moves his head up and down thrashing Joe around]
[Rocky throws Joe out of his mouth as crowd laughs and cheers]
Oh, when bad pets go bad, dang.
Good for some laughs
Before I saw this movie, I was turned off by all the negative reviews and
the fact that it was a SNL spinoff. But I bought a used tape from my video
store. Instead of war coverage and serious drama, this has become a ray of
hope. Make no mistake, it ain't winning any Oscars. But the slapstick is
funny, has great co-stars like Joe Don Baker and Chris Walken. It has a good
plotline, a search for his family. It's a lot of laughs and fun for plebes
at heart. Serious, deep people will be offended, but when we try to make
humor serious and deep, we're in trouble.