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Dirty Work

Dirty Work
Starring:
Norm MacDonald, Chris MacDonald, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley and John Goodman


Rated: PG-13 for obscenities and sexual language.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: June 12, 1998 Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.

Norm MacDonald (Saturday Night Live) stars in this silly comedy that would appeal only to 13-year-old boys.

Co-written by MacDonald, the script is full of bodily function references, sex jokes and prostitutes.

Mitch (MacDonald) and his buddy Jimmy (Chris Mac Donald) discover after a string of lost jobs and messy relationships with girls, that the one thing they're successful at is revenge.

They need $50,000 for a heart transplant for Jimmy's dad (played by cranky Jack Warden) so they start a business doing what they do best - dirty work.

For a fee, Mitch and Jimmy will trash apartment buildings, sabotage a bull dozer or embarrass a pompous boss, all in the name of getting even.

A slew of MacDonald's comedian friends lend a hand. Chevy Chase plays a surgeon with a penchant for gambling, Chris Farley plays a buddy whose nose was bitten off and John Goodman makes a brief appearance as the mayor.

Norm always made me laugh on "SNL," but he's more likable in short skits than in feature films.

There are a couple of laughs, however the numerous jokes at the expense of women made me think that I had mistakenly stumbled into a Rodney Dangerfield flick.

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