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FULL SYNOPSIS

As the title character of Joe Dirt, David Spade plays a "white trash" janitor at an L.A. radio station, whose mullet hairdo is just one of many personal oddities that make him the object of much ridicule. And the sanitation gig is just the most recent of Joe's many incarnations during a tumultuous life, which got off on the wrong foot when Joe was abandoned at the Grand Canyon by his parents as a young child. After stumbling into the on-air studio, Joe steadily recounts the sad and comical story of how he cared for himself and journeyed around the country trying to relocate his family, all while being prodded, teased, and eventually embraced by a sarcastic deejay (Dennis Miller) and a rapt listening audience. His travels involve stints selling fireworks, wrangling alligators, riding aloft in a car dealership display balloon, and being held captive by a Silence of the Lambs-style serial killer. Despite numerous setbacks and bruising physical injuries, Joe emerges from each episode with his spirit intact as he searches optimistically for his roots, and eventually for the chance to return to the one place he was accepted -- a rural farm where the girl of his dreams (Brittany Daniel) awaits. The directorial debut of Dennie Gordon, Joe Dirt was produced by Adam Sandler's production company, Happy Madison, and features musician Kid Rock, also debuting, in the supporting role of Joe's rival. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

  • Release date:April 11, 2001

Cast

David Spade
as Joe Dirt
Dennis Miller
as Zander Kelly
Brittany Daniel
as Brandy
Kid Rock
as Robby
Adam Beach
as Kicking Wing
Erik Per Sullivan
as Little Joe Dirt
Jaime Pressly
as Jill
Christopher Walken
as Clem
Caroline Aaron
as Joe's Mother
Fred Ward
as Joe's Dad
James Tupper
as Cop
Kevin Nealon
as Greasy Mechanic

Crew

Dennie Gordon
Director
Robert Simonds
Producer
David Spade
Screenwriter
Fred Wolf
Screenwriter
John R. Leonetti
Cinematographer
Michael Dilbeck
Musical Direction/Supervision
Waddy Wachtel
Composer (Music Score)
Peck Prior
Editor
Perry Andelin Blake
Production Designer
Alan Au
Art Director
Ira Shuman
Co-producer
Jack Giarraputo
Executive Producer
Adam Sandler
Executive Producer
Domenic Silvestri
Set Designer
Alexandra Welker
Costume Designer
David Kelson
Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Lightstone
Sound/Sound Designer
Rip Murray
First Assistant Director
Roger Mussenden
Casting
Rip Murray
Second Assistant Director
Elmo Weber
Supervising Sound Editor
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