Joe Dirt (2001) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
5.5/ 10 (27111 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, and for language

Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corporation [us] - (presents) (as Columbia Pictures)
Happy Madison Productions [us] - (as Happy Madison)
Robert Simonds Productions [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Finland) - 2001
(USA) - 11 April 2001
(Australia) - 24 May 2001
(Germany) - 24 May 2001
(France) - 11 July 2001

Running Time

Keep on Moppin' in the Free world. Trailer Trash - Wig Wearin' - Acid Wash - Jean Lovin' - Rock Concert - T-Shirt Sportin' - Hero He Came. He Cleaned. He Conquered His name's not mud... but it's close. Join The Porta-Party. Dig it. Life's a garden. Dig it. From the producing team that brought you DEUCE BIGALOW and BIG DADDY

acting-musician, alligator, amputee, balloon, beer, bio-hazard, blonde, boeing, burning-man, california, campfire, carnival, character-name-in-title, cleavage, clown, convertible, covered-bridge, cow, crossdresser, crude-humor, dodge-daytona, dog, dog-copulation, dog-humping-someone's-leg, falling-from-height,

Technical Support
MET:2572 m - (Spain)
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Abney, Mark (I) as [Cafeteria Kid] <41>
  2. Arturo, Michael as (uncredited) [Reporter]
  3. Baker, Joe Don as (uncredited) [Don, Brandy's Dad]
  4. Beach, Adam as [Kicking Wing] <4>
  5. Beardsley, Michael (I) as (uncredited) [High School Student]
  6. Brill, Steven (I) as [Cop at Crime Scene] <39>
  7. Camp, Hamilton as [Meteor Bert] <23>
  8. Chiesa, Brian as [Cafeteria Kid] <46>
  9. Clark, Blake (I) as [Old Cajun Man] <52>
  10. Daly, Carson as (uncredited) [Himself]
  11. Eldridge, Chance as (uncredited) [Wrestle Alligator]
  12. Falk, Ian as [Cafeteria Kid] <42>
  13. Farley, John (I) as [Security Guard] <12>
  14. Farley, Kevin P. as (as Kevin Farley) [Cop at Clem's] <50>
  15. Farrell, Joshua (I) as (as Joshua Ferrell) [Cafeteria Kid] <44>
  16. Fishman, Hal as [Himself] <53>
  17. Garry, David (I) as [Joe's Fan] <55>
  18. Hannon, Dan as (uncredited) [Friendly Neighbor]
  19. Hickey, Paxton as (uncredited) [Tourist]
  20. Howard, Rance as [Bomb Squad Cop] <33>
  21. Kid Rock as [Robby] <7>
  22. Kirk, John (IV) as [Painter] <25>
  23. Kupanoff, Justin as [Railroad Boy] <22>
  24. Lieberman, Adam (II) as (uncredited) [Joe Dirt Guy]
  25. Makinen, Karl as [Cop at Bridge] <58>
  26. Mane, Tyler as [Bondi] <30>
  27. Marquette, Eric as [Chemistry Student] <47>
  28. Martin, Greg M. as [Dude] <27>
  29. Mastromauro, Anthony as [Painter] <26>
  30. McGillen, Tom as [Painter] <24>
  31. Michaels, Gordon as [Oil Rig Boss] <31>
  32. Miller, Bean as [Man] <14>
  33. Miller, Dennis (I) as [Zander Kelly] <3>
  34. Moncrief, Paul as (uncredited) [Carnival Patron]
  35. Money, Eddie as [Himself] <54>
  36. Nealon, Kevin as (uncredited) [Greasy Mechanic]
  37. Riehle, Richard as [Car Dealer] <51>
  38. Rosin, Avery as [Kid at Carnival] <37>
  39. Ruppert, Brian (I) as (uncredited) [Skateboarder]
  40. Schirripa, Steve as (as Steven Schirripa) [Hood] <49>
  41. Schmidt, Lenny (I) as [Bill] <32>
  42. Siemonsma, Matthew as [Cafeteria Kid] <43>
  43. Skyler, Robb as [Man at Dental Clinic] <29>
  44. Spade, David as [Joe Dirt] <1>
  45. Staffer, Justin (I) as [Railroad Boy] <21>
  46. Stoller, Fred as [Chemistry Teacher] <48>
  47. Sullivan, Erik Per as [Little Joe Dirt] <8>
  48. Thompson, Brian (I) as [Buffalo Bob] <38>
  49. Tupper, James as [Cop at Bridge] <59>
  50. Walken, Christopher as [Clem] <5>
  51. Walker, Lee (II) as [Zeke] <15>
  52. Wolf, Fred (II) as (uncredited) [Freddy the Producer]
  53. Wylde, Chris as [Railroad Boy] <20>
  54. Zany, Bob as [Man] <13>
  55. Aaron, Caroline as [Joe's Mom] <10>
  56. Amoscato, Alexandra as [Cafeteria Kid] <45>
  57. Arquette, Rosanna as (uncredited) [Charlene the Gator Farmer]
  58. Borovic, Robin as (uncredited) [Cute Girl]
  59. Cigliuti, Natalia as [Sorority Girl] <36>
  60. Couch, Teresa as (uncredited) [Cafeteria Kid]
  61. Daniel, Brittany (I) as [Brandy] <2>
  62. Ebbert, Alison as (uncredited) [Balloon Girl]
  63. Freeman, Kathleen (I) as (uncredited) [Joe Dirt's Foster Mother]
  64. Fremin, Jourdan as [Reporter at Parent's House] <56>
  65. Harvey, Megan Taylor as [Joe's Little Sister] <9>
  66. Herzberg, Amanda as (uncredited) [Cafeteria Kid]
  67. Kelly, Que as [Beauty College Woman] <16>
  68. Land, Tammi as (uncredited) [Production Assistant]
  69. Leonetti, Elisa as [Beauty College Woman] <19>
  70. Martin, Mitzi as [Miss Clipper] <40>
  71. McDougal, Karen as (uncredited) [Taller Brunette Lifeguard]
  72. McGinley, Jo as (uncredited) [Woman #12]
  73. Murphy, Erin (II) as [Sorority Girl] <34>
  74. Paton, Angela as [Woman with Roadrunner] <28>
  75. Pressly, Jaime as [Jill] <6>
  76. Randazzo, Kathleen as (as Kathleen Lambert) [Beauty College Woman] <17>
  77. Sandler, Jana as [Woman on Bridge] <60>
  78. Simonds, Kristina as [Newswoman on the Bridge] <57>
  79. Torres, Liz (I) as [Beauty College Woman] <18>
  80. Turner, Bree as [Sorority Girl] <35>
  81. Weber, Amy as (uncredited) [Shorter Brunette Lifeguard]


  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Mystery
  5. Romance

Full Plot

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. Anonymous Joe's search for his family has him hittin' the road and keepin' it real with every lowlife he meets, including a sweet hottie, a janitor, and a psychotic cannibal with whom he has a brief interlude. Through it all, Joe keeps on truckin' . . . all the way to L.A., where a shock jock DJ targets Joe as the butt of his show. But Joe's plucky spirit encourages listeners to cheer him on and help him find a better family than the one he thought he wanted. Rock on! Robert Lynch Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 97,179 (Spain) (31 August 2002) BT: USD 17,700,000 GR: USD 27,087,695 (USA) (3 June 2001) GR: USD 26,964,552 (USA) (27 May 2001) GR: USD 26,492,669 (USA) (20 May 2001) GR: USD 25,790,852 (USA) (13 May 2001) GR: USD 24,742,333 (USA) (6 May 2001) GR: USD 22,734,854 (USA) (29 April 2001) GR: USD 19,121,953 (USA) (22 April 2001) GR: USD 10,718,014 (USA) (15 April 2001) GR: EUR 395,937 (Spain) (31 August 2002) OW: USD 8,016,008 (USA) (15 April 2001) (2,638 screens) SD: 8 May 2000 - 15 July 2000 WG: USD 75,011 (USA) (3 June 2001) (143 screens) WG: USD 334,156 (USA) (27 May 2001) (331 screens) WG: USD 456,815 (USA) (20 May 2001) (734 screens) WG: USD 752,845 (USA) (13 May 2001) (1,314 screens) WG: USD 1,475,282 (USA) (6 May 2001) (1,783 screens) WG: USD 2,708,925 (USA) (29 April 2001) (2,484 screens) WG: USD 5,310,836 (USA) (22 April 2001) (2,638 screens) WG: USD 8,016,008 (USA) (15 April 2001) (2,638 screens)

Movie Certificate

NC-16 (Singapore)
L (Iceland)
M (New Zealand)
AL (Netherlands)
Atp (Argentina)
M (Australia)
PG (Canada)
K-11 (Finland)
U (France)
12 (Germany)
13 (Spain)
7 (Sweden)
12 (UK)
PG-13 (USA)(certificate #37628)

Music Composers

  1. Wachtel, Waddy


  1. Leonetti, John R. (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Welker, Alexandra


Columbia Pictures [us] - (2001) (USA) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Film [de] - (2001) (Germany) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films [fr] - (2001) (France) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Films de Argentina [ar] - (2001) (Argentina) (all media)
Columbia TriStar Films de España [es] - (2001) (Spain) (theatrical)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment [br] - (200?) (Brazil) (DVD)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment [br] - (200?) (Brazil) (VHS)
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment [nl] - (2002) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Columbia TriStar Home Video [nl] - (2002) (Netherlands) (VHS)
Columbia TriStar Home Video [us] - (2001) (USA) (DVD)
Columbia TriStar Home Video [us] - (2002) (USA) (VHS)
LK-TEL [ar] - (2001) (Argentina) (VHS)
RTL Entertainment [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL5)
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) [us] - (2001) (worldwide) (all media)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment [us] - (2006) (USA) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Prior, Peck


  1. Adams, Benjamin (I) (production accountant) (as Paul Benjamin Adams)
  2. Alexander, Michael (IV) (animal trainer)
  3. Bondy, Ken (craft service) (as Kenneth A. Bondy)
  4. Buehning, Eamon (payroll accountant)
  5. Clymer, Jennifer (production secretary)
  6. Cuevas, Linda Mirella (assistant: Mr. Simonds) (as Linda Cuevas)
  7. FauntLeRoy, Juliana (production assistant)
  8. Fersten, Eric L. (assistant: Ms. Gordon)
  9. Frank, Rob (assistant location manager) (as Robert S. Frank)
  10. Hinton, James (I) (assistant accountant)
  11. Hurd, Derek (key craft service)
  12. Ivery, Jerrold McKinley (I) (assistant post-production accountant)
  13. Karlin, Nancy (script supervisor)
  14. Laski, Wendi (unit publicist)
  15. Loughran, Jonathan (I) (assistant: Mr. Sandler)
  16. Malone, Joseph (I) (choreographer)
  17. Martin, Lynne (production assistant)
  18. Martin, Terrence (assistant production coordinator)
  19. Mazurek, Edward (key assistant location manager)
  20. Neale, Michael (I) (location manager) (as Michael E. Neale)
  21. O'Malley, Joshua L.T. (assistant accountant)
  22. Penhale, Daniel (production assistant)
  23. Reznick, Rhonda (assistant production accountant)
  24. Rosenberg-Marvin, Page (production coordinator)
  25. Sandler, Jana (production assistant)
  26. Scully, Jessica Erin (production secretary)
  27. Smith, B.J. (I) (set medic) (as BJ Smith)
  28. Taylor, Brenda (I) (production assistant)
  29. Wolstan, Eli (assistant: Mr. Giarraputo)


Joe Dirt: Things are gonna happen for me, I'm Joe Dirt. Joe Dirt: [talking to himself while brushing hair in the mirror] People like that security guard. They don't really mean what they say. They just got their own issues and what not. Alls I got to do is keep bein' a good person. No matter what, good things'll come my way. Everything's gonna happen for me, just so long as I never have no in my heart. [toilet flushes and man walks out of stall. Joe looks down awkwardly] Right on. Things are gonna happen for me! I'm Joe Dirt! Joe Dirt: Comin' to work. Joe Deertay. KXLA Security Guard: Don't try and church it up son. Don't you mean Joe Dirt? Naming you that your father must've really hated you. Joe Dirt: You're wrong brother. KXLA Security Guard: I got a good name for this car, rusty. Joe Dirt: Shit'll buff out. KXLA Security Guard: Don't bother, just drive this piece of crap off a cliff. Do us all a favor. Joe Dirt: Does this look like a piece of crap to you? Like them spinnin' tires do you? KXLA Security Guard: You suck! Joe Dirt: You do! Joe Dirt: Well, I was born without the top of my skull and I guess a little bit of my brains was showin' and it was grossin' everybody out so my mom put this wig on me to cover it up and then the bones grew together and it got all infused and entwined. I mean I don't mean to get all scientific with you... Joe Dirt: Why don't you go practice fallin' down? I'll be there in a minute. Railroad Boy #1: You wanna fight you little queer? Joe Dirt: Queer? Is this queer? These queer? [slapping muscles] Joe Dirt: What's up? What's up? Meteor Bert: Well, it ain't a meteor. Joe Dirt: Yeah, it is. It came out of the sky. Meteor Bert: Well I'm sure it did but it ain't no meteor. It's a big ol' frozen chunk o' shit. Joe Dirt: What? Meteor Bert: Oh yeah, see them airplanes they dump their toilets 36,000 feet. The stuff freezes and falls to earth. We call 'em Boeing bombs. [chomps teeth] Joe Dirt: No, that can't be. That's not what it is. Meteor Bert: Oh, afraid so. See that peanut? Dead giveaway. Joe Dirt: Uhhh, no, that's a space peanut. Meteor Bert: No, afraid not. That just a big ol' frozen chunk of poopy. Studio manager: Dude, you were eating off it! Robby: [Robby's car sprays Joe with rocks] Oh, Dirt, did I getcha? Joe Dirt: No, I'm cool. Robby: No, you're not. Joe Dirt: Hey man, you done with that apple core? Zeke: [farts] I'm done with that fart. You want that? Joe Dirt: Maybe if it came out of Charlene Tilton's ass I'd take a bite. Zeke: Yeah, you probably like JR you queer. I saw your bumper sticker: Cowboy's Butts Drive Me Nuts! Joe Dirt: Is that right? You think that's queer? Is this queer? [slapping muscles] Joe Dirt: They're large and in charge and lookin' for chickies. Zeke: You wanna back that up? Joe Dirt: You wanna fight? Why don't you stick your head up my butt and fight for air. Zeke: That's it. You and me, let's go. Joe Dirt: You know I'd love to beat your ass all up and down this place but I gotta go back to work. Oil Rig Boss: Joe Dirt, your fired. Here's your week's pay. Joe Dirt: Dang. Joe Dirt: I got the poo on me! Joe Dirt: [Facing mirror] She's your sister dude she's gotta be and you made out with her man! What's wrong with you, you pervert! [turns away from mirror] Joe Dirt: Well I didn't know she was my sister when I kissed her, so it's not my fault. And she's one of the hottest girls on the planet. [turns back to mirror] Joe Dirt: You just said your sister's hot! What a fuhreak! You're goin' to hell man! [turns away from mirror] Joe Dirt: I gotta tell her what happened, why I got weird. And for god sakes, I gotta treat her like a sister. [next scene, you hear them having sex] Joe Dirt: If I told you that you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me? Jill: Sure will. Do you wanna go back to my place? Joe Dirt: Sure do. Zander Kelly: Bob Seger? Come on, back then you were listenin' to Leif Garrett. It was probably more like this... [flashback to a young Joe Dirt dancing to a Leif Garrett song] Joe Dirt: Hell no, man I don't listen to that crap! I'm a rocker, dude through and through. Here's my favorite bands: AC/DC, Van Halen, not Van Hagar, Skynyrd, Def Lep. Robby: You all right Dirt? Joe Dirt: Yeah, I'm cool. Robby: No you're not. Joe Dirt: Life's a garden, dig it? Zander Kelly: Now, you're telling me you were so ingrained with white trash DNA, your facial hair actually grows in on its own all white trashy like that? Joe Dirt: So you're gonna tell me that you don't have no black cats, no Roman Candles, or screaming mimis? Kicking Wing: No. Joe Dirt: Oh come on, man. You got no lady fingers, fuzz buttles, snicker bombs, church burners, finger blasters, gut busters, zippity do das, or crap flappers? Kicking Wing: No, I don't. Joe Dirt: You're gonna stand there, ownin' a fireworks stand, and tell me you don't have no whistlin' bungholes, no spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistlin' kitty chaser? Kicking Wing: No... because snakes and sparklers are the only ones I like. Joe Dirt: Well that might be your problem, it's not what you like, it's the consumer. Railroad Boy #1: Oh - it's *so* flat! Joe Dirt: Turn it up Joe Dirt: Keep on, keepin' on Old Cajun Man: [In a muffled back water accent] Home is where you make it. Joe Dirt: What? Old Cajun Man: Home is where you make it. Joe Dirt: You like to see homos naked? Old Cajun man: Home is where you make it. Joe Dirt: Oh. [Walks away] Guy likes to see homos naked, that doesn't help me. Buffalo Bob: It puts the lotion on it's skin or else it gets the hose again. Joe Dirt: Right on. You're Joe Meteorite and I'm Joe Dirt. Joe Dirt: You guys got somethin' to say to me? Why don't you say it in the microphone. I got a backup mike right here. Check one two, testing, testing. Yup, they both workin' and guess what? They don't like no feedback, what's up? Joe Dirt: This croc ain't no puppy. [Trying to scrape Charlie the dog's testicles off the frozen porch] Joe Dirt: Now, this ain't no flapjack, so I'm gonna be real careful, I won't look. Joe Dirt: My name is Joe Dirte, I added an e to the end, cause it sounds cool. Zander Kelly: What's the story here, I'm a white trash idiot? [Joe falls off a swing] Joe Dirt: And at that moment I thought I might just lie there and never get up. I would just sit there and rot there, but then I looked up and saw the moon and got this weird feeling that Brandi was looking up at that same moon. Then I realized I had a home all along, in Silvertown. Joe Dirt: Well today I'm gonna be pickin' up my Hemi Roadrunner. That's right, I said Hemi. Jill: Wow. A Hemi. Balls to the Wall. Joe Dirt: Yep, left it at a friend's house. [under his breath] Joe Dirt: Actually, it got towed away two years ago. [normal voice] Joe Dirt: But I'm pickin' it up this afternoon. I might need a pretty little lady to sit in the front seat while I break her in. The car I mean. So what do you say? Jill: That's a big ten-four. Joe Dirt: 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? Joe Dirt: What's that? Kid, give me a break now. Kid at Gator Farm: So you don't know rule three? Joe Dirt: 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? Joe Dirt: 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] Joe Dirt: 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] Joe Dirt: [Rocky throws Joe out of his mouth as crowd laughs and cheers] Oh, when bad pets go bad, dang. Joe Dirt: [Babbling nonsensically] It's like the cartoons, I'm seein' all "tweet tweet". Charlene the Gator Farmer: Joe, what can I do fa you? Ya not makin' any sense. Joe Dirt: Not makin'? Not makin'? [Flashback to Joe's little sister in the car on their way to the Grand Canyon] Joe's Little Sister: That's why Dad named you Joe Dirt instead of Nunamaker. [echoes] Joe Dirt: Nunamaker! Nunamaker! That's what my sister said on the way to the Grand Canyon! My last name's Dirt, her last name's Nunamaker! That's my parents' last name! [when the dog starts humping Little Joe's leg] Little Joe Dirt: Can I Push him off of me? Joe Dirt's Foster Mother: He'll stop humping as soon as he's done. Zander Kelly: God Almighty, from inbred heaven? Hey freak boy, 1976 called. It wants its hairstyle back. Joe Dirt: And you'll be sticking your head out the window and check out chic dogs saying 'what's up, baby?' Zander Kelly: What's the deal with your hair? You doing stunt work for Billy Ray Cyrus? Clem: [talking to fire extinguisher] You're talking to me all wrong... It's the wrong tone. You do it again and I'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron. Hey, tell me, does your mother sew? BOOM. Get her to sew that! Joe Dirt: Luckily, my neck broke my fall. Joe Dirt: Well, I see you got those snakes and sparklers. But where's the good stuff man? Kicking Wing: Good stuff? This is the good stuff, snakes and sparklers. Joe Dirt: Are you nuts dude? You need stuff that'll explode. Go *boom*! Kicking Wing: Why is that good? Joe Dirt: Well, huh, might as, might as well ask why is a tree good? Why is the sunset good? Why are boobs good? Man, firecrackers, ya stick 'em in mailboxes, you drop 'em in toilets, shove 'em up bullfrogs asses. Joe Dirt: You wanna fight? Why don't you stick your head up my ass and fight for air? Zander Kelly: Don't you get it? Stinky stuff is your milieu. Okay? This is your deal. You are an underachievement nexus of the universe. Chemistry Student: If my calculations are correct, this will create ice... OH NO, KILLER MUSTARD GAS! Miss Clipper: Well, the puke pile's over there. It's a pretty big pile of puke. Robby: Def Leppard sucks! 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. Joe Dirt: Life's a garden, dig it. Clem: Hey! You're talking to my guy all wrong. It's the wrong tone. Do it again, I'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron. Joe Dirt: [Narrating] I checked my list of Rambler Wagons, and there it was: Nunamaker. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I was finally home. Joe Dirt: [Joe comes up to his childhood house only to find it's been condemned] Sir? Hey mister! You know the people who live here, Nunamaker? Old Cajun Man: [In a nasally, thick Louisiana accent] They move! Joe Dirt: W-what's that? Old Cajun Man: [Continues the thick, nasally Louisiana accent for rest of scene] Move! They move! 'bout... 15 yea' ago. Had a lil' boy. Had same kinda haircut you got na'. [laughs] God da', you outta date boy. Joe Dirt: Yeah, man, that little boy, that's me. My parent's were-this was my home. I though this was it this time. Old Cajun Man: Nah, home is where you make it. Joe Dirt: Ya like ta see homos naked? Old Cajun Man: [repeats phrase, this time with a firmer tone of voice] Home is where you make it. Joe Dirt: You like ta see homos naked, that's cool man, whatever. Old Cajun Man: No no no no. Home is where you MAKE it. Home, where you make it. Joe Dirt: Oh. Old Cajun Man: Ev'body know dat. Goddamn, boy. [Old Cajun Man walks away] Joe Dirt: Guy likes to see homos naked, that doesn't help me. Robby: [Referring to Joe's Roadrunner] Least I know my car will blow his off the road! Charlene the Gator Farmer: You really think you can match that slant 6 of yours against this 426 hemi? Huh? Well then let's do it little boy! Clem: That's my girl! Robby: Let's rock, Dirt-boy! Joe Dirt: Let's go! Robby: [Joe speeds off, leaving Robby in his dust] Damn. Joe Dirt: You're saying you have no black cats, Roman candles or screaming meemies? Come on. You don't got no ladyfingers, buzz bottles, snicker bombs... church burners, finger blasters, gut busters, zippedy-doodas, crap flappers? Kicking Wing: No, I don't. Joe Dirt: You're gonna stand there, owning a fireworks stand... and say you have no whistling bungholes... spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, Hüsker Düs and don'ts. Cherry bombs, nipsy dazers, with or without the scooter stick... or one single whistling kitty-chaser? Joe Dirt: [after finally finding his parents] I - I - I don't mean to interrupt your clown pitch there, but - but how exactly do you not go right back to the place where you saw me? [the news crew goes baffled] Joe's Dad: [sarcastically] Hey! How exactly is a rainbow made? How exactly does a sun set? How exactly does a posi-trac rear-end on a Plymouth work? It just does. [guffaws] Joe's Mom: It just does. Joe Dirt: [sternly] I'm not talking about a posi-trac; I'm talking about me. How long did you look for me before you gave up? How lone were you riding in that car before you realized I wasn't in it? Exactly how long? [a few seconds of silence] Joe's Dad: All right! We didn't lose him; we just left him. So what? The dude's doing fine! Look at him! [guffaws again] Joe's Mom: He look good. Joe Dirt: [tearfully] Why did you do that to me? I was only eight years old - I was just a little kid. Do you have any idea what it's like to be a kid and have nobody around to talk to? No one that cares if you're alive or dead? Every day you just think you're worthless and there's a void in your life? Joe's Mom: [chuckles] Oh, come on, honey. Joe's Dad: Lighten up, buddy. [Joe goes real upset] Joe's Mom: [takes a clown figurine] Lose that frown. When you're down, stare at a clown. [Joe stands up and takes it] Joe's Dad: That's right, boy. Joe's Mom: [hits him] Hey, sit down! Sit down! You're blocking the cameras! The cameras can't see! Joe's Dad: Move over a bit! Joe Dirt: [angrily breaks the clown to the wall] I don't care about that! AND I DON'T CARE ABOUT THIS! Joe's Dad: Hey! What the hell are you doing? [Joe walks up and kicks down a shelf of clowns destroying them all] Joe Dirt: [leaves in tears] And I don't want to see you for another 25 years! Reporter at Parent's House: [leaves with the crew] Joe, wait! Joe's Mom: My God! Oh, my clowns! Look at my clowns! I wish he never found us! Look what he did to my children! Oh, no! Hey! Hey, TV people! Hey, TV people! Joe's Dad: Hey, you're grounded! Where are you all going? Hey, come on! You don't have to follow him just because he's going! Joe Dirt: People say Joe Dirt's a weird name, and how cool am I. Joe Dirt: The guy doing the police sketches thought I was messing with him because my dad came out looking like Father Time and my mom came out looking too butch and looking way too much like Richard Ramirez. You know the Night Stalker, remember him?

Other Titles

  1. Joe Dreck (2001) (ENG)

  2. The Adventures of Joe Dirt (2001) (ENG)
    (Canada: English title) (TV title)

  3. The Adventures of Joe Dirt (2001) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Santa Clarita, California, USA
  2. Dead Horse Point State Park - State Highway 313, Moab, Utah, USA - (scene where young Joe is 'left behind' by his parents at the Grand Canyon)
  3. El Segundo High School - 640 Main Street, El Segundo, California, USA
  4. Fletcher Oil Refinery - 24721 Main Street, Carson, California, USA - (Joe's Parent's Trailer scene)
  5. Los Angeles, California, USA
  6. Santa Paula, California, USA
  7. Twin Arrows, Arizona, USA


- 'Roseanne Barr' (qv) and 'Gary Busey' (qv) were originally cast as Joe Dirt's parents. After shooting the scene director 'Dennie Gordon' (qv) decided that Roseanne's star-power was too distracting, and opted to re-shoot the scene with 'Caroline Aaron' (qv) and 'Fred Ward (I)' (qv).

- Each time Robby ('Kid Rock' (qv)) gets dust in Joe's face with his car, the song "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is playing. This happens 3 times.

- All of 'Dennis Miller (I)' (qv)'s scenes were filmed in one day.

- 'Kid Rock' (qv)'s character name is "Robby". 'Kid Rock' (qv)'s real name is Robert Ritchie.

- The part about the dog's kibble getting frozen to the porch and thawed with warm water and a spatula is from comic 'Tom McGillen' (qv)'s act. McGillen is a friend of writer 'Fred Wolf (II)' (qv) and also has a small part in the film.

- The hardtop that Joe Dirt drove throughout most of the movie is a replica of a 1969 Dodge Daytona, a limited production car built for only one year during the muscle car era of the late sixties and early seventies. Only 503 of the real Daytonas were ever built.

- The convertible "Hemi" used in the movie is a 1967 Plymouth GTX.

- The scene in which Joe,