Dirty Deeds (2005) - Synopsis
It’s homecoming weekend at Roosevelt High School and rumors are spreading fast about the legendary Dirty Deeds – ten increasingly outrageous and raucous challenges that have to be completed from dusk to dawn on Friday night. No one has attempted the Deeds for fifteen years and for good reason: the last guy to try was never heard from or seen again. Now Roosevelt senior Zach (Milo Ventimiglia, “Gilmore Girls”) faces the ultimate challenge from his arch-rival, football team captain Dan Lawton. In a moment of inspired chivalry to win the heart of the stunning and hard-to-get Meg (Lacey Chabert, “Party of Five” and “Mean Girls”), Zack decides to be the first guy to complete the mythical quest and live to tell about it.
Practically all of Roosevelt High gathers anxiously in a local parking lot to watch Zach take the plunge into the first Deed. Zach is relieved when all that’s involved is a can of beer and a minor brush with local law enforcement. But things soon spiral out of control, and the Deeds quickly take Zach on an unpredictable adventure. Taunted by Lawton, Zach finds himself contending with stolen cars, dead bodies, and the bra of Roosevelt’s former homecoming queen. Zach’s confidence begins to fade, but his determination is revived when Meg makes clear how impressed she has been with his courage under fire. But with a ferocious mob boss, a dim-witted cop and a persistent vice principal on his heels, even Meg’s affection may not be enough to get Zach through the last of the Dirty Deeds.
This raucous teen comedy also features Zoe Saldana (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Terminal"), Michael Milhoan (the husband on "Life with Bonnie"), Tom Amandes (“Everwood”) and two time Academy Award nominee Charles Durning. The film is directed by David Kendall, the screenwriter of Revolution’s “The New Guy,” the executive producer of “Growing Pains” and “Boy Meets World,” and the director of such shows as “Even Stevens” and “That’s So Raven.” “Dirty Deeds” is Kendall’s feature directorial debut. The producers of “Dirty Deeds” are Bill Civitella and Dan Kaplow, with Todd Zeile and Tony Chopelas serving as executive producers.
“Dirty Deeds” is the first film from newly formed production company Green Diamond Entertainment, a privately-held feature film company that will produce three to four motion pictures a year. The principals of Green Diamond Entertainment are manager and record producer Bill Civitella and New York Mets first baseman Todd Zeile. Dan Kaplow is the company’s president. All Green Diamond Entertainment projects will be fully financed; the capital behind “Dirty Deeds” is from private investments from Zeile and fellow New York Yankee Jason Giambi, amongst other professional athletes who have chosen not to be identified, all of whom are entering show business with this film.