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  Dirty Work (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the last movie Chris Farley worked on before he died.
The film was the first starring role for MacDonald and was released on June 12, 1998, just months after he was fired from Saturday Night Live.
Dirty Work was also the first movie directed by Bob Saget, who left his long-running role as host of America's Funniest Home Videos to concentrate on a directing career.
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 Dirty Work . Memphis Flyer . 06-22-98
One of the weaker parts of the film is the budding romance between Mitch and his neighbor, Kathy, played by Traylor Howard.
One great feature of the film is the work of the costume designer, Beth Pasternak, who recently worked on the acclaimed indie film The Sweet Hereafter.
Dirty Work is a formula: SNL comics + average plot + toilet humor (literally, there’s a joke involving a toilet).
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 riverfronttimes.com | Film | Dirty Work   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Verey seems to hover over Greenfingers, the charming new film about a group of hardened British prison inmates whose lives are transformed by their exposure to gardening ("greenfingers" translates as "green thumb" in America).
The film stars Clive Owen, so memorable in Croupier, as Colin Briggs, a sullen, antisocial murderer who, nearing the end of his 15-year sentence, has been transferred to HMP (Her Majesty's Prison) Edgefield, a minimum-security prison in the Cotswolds, a typically picturesque spot in the Midlands.
The English countryside is lovely; the film's score has a bouncy, appealing beat; and the humor is gentle and inoffensive.
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 dirty work
"Dirty Work" is an atmospheric and gritty crime film that makes great use of its Chicago setting.
"Dirty Work" must be one of the most overused titles in film history.
Lena (Nutsa Kukhianidze) is an immigrant who works as a maid, and is tempted to become a prostitute.
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 DVD REVIEW: "DIRTY WORK"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
In what has to be one of the shortest, non-animated feature films to be released this decade, former "Saturday Night Live" performer Norm MacDonald follows a long tradition of cast members from that show who've made a go at moving up to the big screen.
The late Chris Farley once again is wasted in yet another over acted role (that's supposed to elicit laughs from having part of his nose previously being bitten off by a prostitute) and Chevy Chase's movie career continues to plummet in his near humorless role as a gambling addicted surgeon.
While I found a few bits to be marginally funny, one's reaction to the film will depend on their appetite for low brow, sophomoric humor (and repeated shots of MacDonald being tossed into a trash dumpster or repeatedly landing in a belly flop on the sidewalk).
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 DVDFILE.COM: Dirty Work review
MGM inexplicably delayed Dirty Work's DVD release until more than a year after its short (and I do mean short) run in the theaters.
In Dirty Work he is still too deliberate at times, which distracts me from the (un?)funny lines coming out of his mouth.
Dirty Work is definitely worth renting for Norm Macdonald fans.
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 EI > Reviews > Dirty Work (1998)
The film spirals steadily downward to climax where a gang of skunks are released into a crowded opera house.
That a film this bad is ever produced is evidence of the low regard in which audiences are held by the studios.
Dirty Work was barely advertised, probably did not cost much to make and quality can be a secondary consideration when the fl art of studio economics comes into play.
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 Dirty Work : The Documentary
Dirty Work follows three men who deal with our unpleasant business -- Darrell, a septic tank pumper, Russ, a bull semen collector, and Bernard, an embalmer.
Above all, Dirty Work is the story of how three men discover their passion in our society's undesirable professions.
After meeting them, you will never look at their work or our world the same way again.
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 BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click Online | Macs do Star Wars dirty work
The age and condition of old film demands a delicate scanning technique, using respectful and gentle machinery.
The 70 MB per frame of film requires an enormous amount of storage, and fortunately there is an impressive 400 terabytes sitting just down the corridor.
John Lowry adds: "One of the things that we had to work hard at was, for example, the light sabre scenes.
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 Film Review: 'Dirty Work': A Brain-Dead Comedy
About the only thing roused by "Dirty Work," directed by Bob Saget, a host of "America's Funniest Home Videos," is the suspicion that sleeping pills have been administered to most of the cast, which includes Chevy Chase as a doctor in thrall to gamblers and Don Rickles as a nasty theater manager.
Others responsible for the low comic wattage of "Dirty Work" include Norm Macdonald, a "Saturday Night Live" alumnus who was a co-writer of the script and shares with Artie Lange the onerous burden of having to act in it.
For parched wanderers in the desert of comedy that is "Dirty Work," this scene makes memories of the Marx Brothers at work on "Il Trovatore" in "A Night at the Opera" seem like the happiest of hallucinations.
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 Tsui Design & Research Inc. | In The Media
Work, thus imbued, is but a glimmer of our latent spiritual powers and is truly a reflection of the invisible workings of God made visible.
From a responsive and poetic heart proceeds works of beauty that are naturally vigorous and original, for such work shines forth from an inner vitality and vision.
Time does not exist if you work with nature, for your work will bear the countenance of immortality as all of nature is immutable and timeless; a tree, a flower, a majestic mountain--all are expressions of an eternal mind and intelligence from which we can learn and discover our true capacity.
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 Dirty Work   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The film simply hops from one oddly bland revenge gag to another with little humor in between.
When Dirty Work unknowingly pulls a revenge prank on a bunch of murderous drug lords, for example, the movie skates eerily close to humor.
There may be a good film lurking in the heart of Norm Macdonald...but Dirty Work shows that it's buried deep.
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 FakeNews.Net - Variety - June 26, 1998
The film was five weeks away from production and was to mark the directorial debut of the celebrated writing team of Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
The principals behind the film were told of MGM's decision on Tuesday, and sources said they could not have been more shocked by the studio's sudden move.
That is despite the national attention given the film after Daily Variety revealed that NBC West Coast president Don Ohlmeyer had banned "Dirty Work" ads on the network as continuation of bad blood that resulted after Ohlmeyer pulled Macdonald from the "Weekend Update" desk of "Saturday Night Live" (Daily Variety, June 2).
www.fakenews.net /archive/articles/1998_06_28_variety.html   (400 words)

  
 Jiminy Critic Movie Reviews - Review of Dirty Work (1998)
For example, the film opens with a clever montage of seven-year-old Mitch catching the grabby school crossing guard red-handed by putting crazy glue on the seat of his pants.
Dirty Work is not a good film artistically speaking—comparing it to classic comedies is pointless.
Film images are the property of their respective owners.
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 Dirty Work (1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
This, of course, didn't make it into the film but the "baby gorilla" line directed towards Artie Lange was used.
This is not an untypical comedy of today: tons of sleazy jokes, sightgags, a lightweight romance story, a generally stupid story and a happy ending.....yet this one was far more appealing than most I've seen.
Warden is brutal as the ultimate dirty old man and Chase is as smug as always.
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 Dirty Work   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
A few months prior to the release of the film, an NBC executive fired MacDonald from the Weekend Update host job at the long- running comedy variety show for being "not funny." Maybe he saw a rough cut of this film.
The film is rather a lame collection of crude, juvenile jokes guaranteed to make 11 year old boys laugh but no one else.
Although the film does wait almost until the climax for a fart joke, it begins almost immediately with piss jokes, shit jokes, sex jokes (of the most base kind), breast jokes, and, of course, gay jokes.
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 Dirty Work : The Documentary
David has since moved back to New York City, where he directed a film for the Presbyterian church on the issue of gay/lesbian ordination.
He also works as a documentary editor and film score composer.
In addition to a distinguished career on film and stage, Edward Norton has also recently devoted himself to the development and production of documentary films through his production company, Class Five Films.
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 In Atlanta, Indies "Dear Pillow" and "Dirty Work" Nab Top Prizes
"Dirty Work," looking at a bull semen collector, a septic-tank pumper, and an embalmer, brought together all three subjects for the first time, during a screening at the Atlanta fest.
Sampliner and Nackashi, who made the film in and around nearby Athens, Ga., are negotiating a TV deal with Sundance Channel and pursuing a DVD pact for their film.
Most of the locals are working people, I guess, and the lineup wasn't enticing during the daytime to draw the crowds.
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 Dirty Work (2006)
Besides the actors themselves, it is also the job of the director to utilize certain framing and photographic devices to help illustrate either the progression or declination of both the protagonist and the antagonist.
Dirty Work, the constant motif of mirrors allows for the audience to witness an often distorted and unrealistic view of the characters.
In the past when I have played a detective, there was one film when I actually met other detectives, went into a precinct to see what their routine was like, what the actual job entailed; personally and professionally.
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 DVD Empire - Item - Dirty Work / DVD-Video
Out of work and out of options, all Mitch and his friends have to rely on is their one natural talent - revenge!
DIRTY WORK is a film that proves that even Norm Macdonald can be funny if given the right material, the right co-star and the right amount of guest stars.
The film delves into the mind of a man's slacking and inablilty to get a steady job, so he sticks to what he's good at, vengeance.
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 Orlando Weekly - Film Review - Dirty Work
Said purveyor discovers, in the midst of a live TV commercial, that all the trunks of his Caddies contain "dead hookers." Ha-ha-ha, that's a good one.
There's a whole segment of the population which has willfully submitted itself to the ongoing lobotomy that is American mass culture.
At times, the film is so over the top in its tastelessness that one might think that the whole stinking mess is a put-on -- laughs for those who get it, laughs at the expense of those who don't.
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One of the most striking things about this film is the amount of time they spend crawling around sewers and other crap-carrying pipes.
In fact, in the book from which the film was made one of their comrades is overcome by the noxious gases within the sewers and suffocates.
Nonetheless their lives are seen as heroic; they receive awards and medals from the highest sources; their comrades shower them with honours and acclaim; every soldier in Stalingrad wants to join them; and the unit itself has the highest morale possible despite its privations.
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 Saturday Night Live talent can't hide foul stench of Dirty Work   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The basic gist of the film is this: Mitch and Sam have been best friends since childhood, and now that they're adults, they've discovered that life bites, especially if you're a slacker who can't hold a job.
Not to be outdone, the guys get revenge on him in the midst of a sea of cheap sight gags, anal rape references, animals humping for no apparent reason, an "army of prostitutes" and a really pointless love story involving Mitch and a pretty accountant.
In short I wouldn't recommend this film to women, homosexuals, animal rights activists, Southeast Asians or anyone who can tie their own shoes or consume an entire meal using a utensil other than a spoon.
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 The 2006 Midwest Independent Film Festival - Now Showing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Doors open at 6:00 PM Films begin at 7:30 PM Dirty Work, directed by Bruce Terris.
All of them; a cop, a politician, a maid, and the crime king himself, work to save themselves, but there’s always dirty work to do and no one emerges with their hands clean.
On Tuesday, April 4th, The Midwest Independent Film Festival is proud to present the Festival Premiere of Dirty Work, directed by Bruce Terris and co-written by Terris and Rick Rose, with cinematography by David Blood (Lifelike, 5-25-77).
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A scene between Dave and Buddy driving to work was moved to the Queensboro Bridge, which connects Queens with Manhattan (and is the basis for Simon & Garfunkel’s famous '59th Street Bridge Song', aka 'Feeling Groovy').
Filming was restricted to one Sunday morning, and because of scheduling conflicts, neither Nicholson or Sandler were available.
Therefore a second unit was sent to shoot the exteriors with doubles in the car, while back in Los Angeles on a soundstage, with a blue screen backdrop, Segal worked with Nicholson and Sandler.There were even greater limitations in using Yankee Stadium for the film’s climactic scene, Segal explains.
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 Movie Critics are Doing Some 'Dirty' Bashing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
As much as MGM tried to delay those pesky movie critics by not screening Norm Macdonald's "Dirty Work" for the press, the very negative reviews are starting to hit newstands.
"Dirty Work" is one of the funniest movies of the year.
Not only were my friend (who wasn't even familiar with Norm Macdonald) and I laughing constantly, but the sold-out movie had the rest of the audience in stitches as well.
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 DIRTY WORK - Production Notes...CinemaReview.com....Movie Reviews, Movie Contents, Moviegoer Opinions and Much More!
The key to the success of most movies is in their casting, and the filmmakers were able to assemble a diverse cast for Dirty Work that combined comic legends like Warden, Don Rickles and Chevy Chase with exciting up­and­coming talent like Macdonald, Lange and Howard.
With the creative team in place, production on Dirty Work took place during a seven­week shooting schedule on sound stages and on various locations in the Toronto, Canada area, under the careful direction of Bob Saget.
Not surprisingly, Dirty Work creates a world that doesn't know the meaning of the term "political correctness," with something to offend everyone.
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 06/10/98: I cannot wait to see the hot new film DIRTY WORK!!!!!!!!!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
DIRTY WORK -- no previews for critics, and we know what that means.
Re: I cannot wait to see the hot new film DIRTY WORK!!!!!!!!!
I cannot wait to see the hot new film "Dirty Work"!!!!!!!!!
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 DIRTY WORK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
And though his feature-film debut, Dirty Work, directed by Bob (Full House) Saget, doesn't try to be more than a dumb, mainstream effort, it is, no surprise, one of the better movies featuring SNL alumni.
That's thanks to MacDonald, who has this weird ability to come up with sharp lines while still appearing detached from and skeptical of the stupid proceedings he's supposedly involved in.
In Dirty Work he plays Mitch, an overgrown child whose friend's dad needs a heart transplant but can't get an organ unless he can bribe a doctor (Chevy Chase).
www.worcesterphoenix.com /archive/movies/98/06/19/DIRTY_WORK.html   (205 words)

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