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Dirty Deeds (2002)

1973 Sydney: An Australian gangster sees booming business, due to U.S. soldiers being in town for relaxing between their tours to the Vietnam war, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors.

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Set in 1960s Sydney, this is the story of an Australian gangster whose booming business, buoyed by the influx of U.S. soldiers in town for R&R during their tours in Vietnam, attracts the attention of first the Chicago mafia, and then their East Coast competitors. Written by Greg Dean Schmitz

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Get ready to get dirty.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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18 July 2002 (Australia)  »

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Dirty Deeds - Dreckige Geschäfte  »

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AUD 10,000,000 (estimated)

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$134,510 (Australia), 9 August 2002, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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The aircraft that they fly to the outback in is a Piper Chieftain, and actually manufactured and bought into service after the movie was set. That same aircraft is now used within an air ambulance service for flying patients between hospitals within Australia. See more »

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Tony and Sal are flying to Sydney when Sal looks down and sees Hawaii as they fly over. Tony tells Sal that it will be another 6 hours until they get there. However, even today, the flight time from Honolulu to Sydney is about 10-11 hours. See more »

Quotes

Hollywood: They're not just Yanks, they're Mafia. They've taken over Montezuma.
Barry Ryan: Wogs with guns. Can't think of anythink worse.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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I'll Be Gone
Composed by Mike Rudd
Published by Cellar Music Co Pty
Ltd/Warner Chappell Music Australia Pty Ltd
Performed by Palladium
2002 BMG Australia Limited
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if you skip this because it's not a blockbuster, you're missing a good film
19 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ah, yeah!

This is a nicely paced caper and its only real crime is the weak ending.

It's been criminally undersold here, and sad to report I was alone in the dark corner of the multiplex I saw it in. As all the comments here are Australian and a year old, the film has obviously been leaked late to the rest of the world in advance of its video or dvd release. This is lacklustre treatment of a little gem.

First and most important, you don't need to be Australian to understand the dialog. I wouldn't fault any of the performances, which pretty much match the characters' function in the film. Bryan Brown and Sam Neill stand out, inevitably, but John Goodman and Toni Colette are sound in support.

I smiled from the moment this started to the closing credits, laughed out loud more than once, and salute the repeated use of "bouf-head" as a term of endearment.


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