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Men at Work (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 24 August 1990 (USA)
Two garbage men uncover a conspiracy involving illegal toxic waste dumping and decide to bring the whole operation down.

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Carl and James are two pleasant but unambitious garbage men. Carl has a telescope with which he observes his neighbors. One evening he sees a man giving a female neighbor a hard time. As she leaves he shoots the man with a pellet gun. Hiding, he and James miss two men strangling the man and leaving with the body. When he appears in a can on their route they are afraid and hide the body, fearing that they may be implicated in the death. Trying to crack the case, they spy on the woman, join up with a slightly to majorly crazed Vietnam vet, kidnap a pizza man and help to protect the ecology. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Two garbagemen who know when something smells funny! See more »

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When Carl joins James in their garbage truck for the first time James gives a JOLT soda to Carl and has one for himself. JOLT Cola is renowned as the soft- drink with the most caffeine- 280 milligrams, twice that of Coca-Cola or Mt Dew, and equal to 2 cups of coffee as well. See more »

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In one of the camera angles where we see Carl and James throwing trash into the truck accompanied with Louis (around the time of when they find the dead body in the trash can), the shadows of the camera and cameraman's head can be clearly seen at the bottom of the screen. See more »

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Jack Berger: I can't support this activity any longer, Max.
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Performed by Black Uhuru
Written by Euvin Spencer
Publisher Warner/Chappell
Courtesy of Mesa/Blue Moon Recordings
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Local sanitations workers find body of local politician, mayhem ensues.
16 August 2004 | by (Lewiston, Id) – See all my reviews

In his directorial debut, Estevez directs self and brother Charlie Sheen in a small budget comedy about two garbage men (sanitary technicians) who come along the dead body of a local politician on their route. Mayhem follows them as they try to find the killer on their own instead of going to the police, who are looking to bust our two unsuspecting heroes. Estevez does a good job for a beginning director and doesn't try to overdo it. Sheen and Estevez are good, not great, together as they were in 'Young Guns'. Keith David is the solid part of the movie, his portrayal as the 'ex-military' Viet Nam Veteran, asked to baby sit garbage men carries the movie with his unpredictable cop hating nature. Leslie Hope is very nice to look at and give credit to Estevez, makes her character a strong one, not a helpless female as women once were portrayed in movies. Movie has given me much enjoyment over the years as my children enjoyed playing garbage men around the house in their younger days.


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