Dirty Deeds (2002 film)

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Dirty Deeds
Directed byDavid Caesar
Written byDavid Caesar
Produced byBryan Brown
StarringBryan Brown
Toni Collette
John Goodman
Sam Neill
Sam Worthington
Andrew Sommerich
Distributed byHoyts Distribution
Release date
18 July 2002 (2002-07-18)
Running time
110 minutes
BudgetA$3 million[citation needed]
Box officeA$5 million[1]

Dirty Deeds is a 2002 film shot in Australia. It was directed by noted fringe director David Caesar and stars Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, Sam Neill, Sam Worthington, John Goodman and Andrew Sommerich and produced by Nine Films and Television, the film and television production arm of the Nine Network, owned by PBL Media, now Nine Entertainment Co.


Barry Ryan is a late 1960s Australian mobster who controls the Sydney gambling scene and is making huge profits from casino slot machines. His profitable venture attracts the unwanted attention of the American Mafia, who attempt to secure a piece of the action by sending in two of their henchmen: the pensive, world-weary veteran Tony and his violent, not-too-bright sidekick Sal. Ryan soon finds himself fending off the trigger-happy "yanks", outback-style, while also contending with his feisty wife, needy mistress, and a crooked cop.



A subplot revolved on Darcy starting a pizza business,[2] and Worthington made pizza on the cooking show Fresh to promote the film.[3]

Music and soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack for the film was produced by Tim Rogers who also wrote much of the original music.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2002 the soundtrack was nominated for Best Original Soundtrack Album.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" by You Am I with Tex Perkins – 3:55
  2. "Titles Sequence" by Paul Healy – 0:47
  3. "And I Heard the Fire Sing" by Grinspoon – 2:59
  4. "Trouble" by You Am I with Bernard Fanning – 5:37
  5. "New Flat" by Paul Healy – 1:28
  6. "I'll Be Gone" by Palladium - 3:54
  7. "Sometimes I Just Don't Know" by You Am I with Billy Thorpe – 5:15
  8. "Wild About You" by Dallas Crane – 2:44
  9. "No Good Without You" by Bernard Fanning And Bruce Haymes – 4:30
  10. "Making Pizza" by Paul Kelly – 1:25
  11. "Draggin' Yer Bones" by You Am I – 3:29
  12. "Everlovin' Man" by The Loved Ones – 2:08
  13. "Made My Bed, Gonna Lie in It" by You Am I With Phil Jamieson – 3:00
  14. "Washboard Rock'n'Roll" by Lisa Miller, Jody Bell And Tim Rogers – 1:47
  15. "Black and Blue" by Powder Monkeys -4:25
  16. "Calendar Eyes" by You Am I – 4:01
  17. "Bom Bom" by Daddy Cool – 2:33
  18. "Losin' My Blues Tonight" by Tim Rogers and Lisa Miller – 2:43
  19. "Plane Leaves" by Paul Healy – 1:26

Box office[edit]

Dirty Deeds grossed $5,083,187 at the box office in Australia.[5]

Home media[edit]

In America, the film was distributed by DEJ Productions and released on DVD by Paramount Home Entertainment on 4 November 2003.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Australian Films – 2002 Box Office Share". Screen Australia. 29 January 2003. Archived from the original on 4 June 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  2. ^ Byrnes, P. (18 July 2002). "Dirty Deeds". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 September 2023.
  3. ^ "Cross promotions done dirt cheap". The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 July 2002. Retrieved 25 September 2023.
  4. ^ ARIA Award previous winners. "History Best Original Soundtrack, Cast or Show Album". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Film Victoria – Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2010.

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