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Men at Work (1990)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  24 August 1990 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Dos chalados y un fiambre  »

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$16,247,964 (USA)
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The restaurant where Carl and James eat lunch is called Good Stuff. There are three locations in the Los Angeles area - they filmed at the location in Hermosa Beach on The Strand, which James mentions during lunch as a desired location for the surf shop he and Carl dream of opening. See more »

Goofs

When the pranksters blow up the car on the beach, the cable used to initiate the explosion can clearly be seen leading from the car on the right side of the picture, while still attached to the vehicle as it flies up into the air. It had been buried in the sand but didn't detach when the explosive went off. See more »

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[first lines]
Jack Berger: I can't support this activity any longer, Max.
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Referenced in Step by Step: Men at Work (1996) See more »

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Performed by Blood Brothers
Written by Justin Langlands and Dave Henley (as David Henley)
Publisher Big World Music and Warner/Chappell
Courtesy of Big World Records
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Funny as hell!!
23 June 2003 | by (elyria, ohio) – See all my reviews

Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez star as two garbagemen on the road to nowhere. One night, in Carl's (Sheen) apartment, they see a confrontation between a couple across the street. Carl shoots him with a pellet gun after he sees the man push the woman. What he doesn't see after that is two men go into the apartment and kill the man, put his body in a garbage can, and leave. Carl and James then find the body the next day on their garbage route. Then all hell breaks loose as they try to find the killer. Very funny movie!!


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