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Men at Work (1990)

 -  Action | 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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Keith David plays a combat-hardened Vietnam veteran. Not only did David and co-star Charlie Sheen play Vietnam soldiers in Platoon (1986), but Emilio Estevez went on to play a traumatized Vietnam veteran in The War at Home (1996). See more »

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In the final scene, the bad guys are off-loading 55-gallon drums of toxic waste from trucks and rolling them down a hill into a lake. However, once the drums land in the water they float, which indicates that the drums are empty. See more »

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[first lines]
Jack Berger: I can't support this activity any longer, Max.
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PUMP UP THE JAM
Performed by Technotronic (as Technotronics)
Written by Thomas De Quincey and Manuela Kamosi (as Manuella Kamosi)
Publisher ColGems/EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
Courtesy of SBK Records
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Laughed my a** off!
5 May 2003 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Now this is what most of Adam Sandler's films should be. Because if you're gonna do camp humor, this sure is done correct. Men at Work features stupid jokes and tongue-in-cheek performances. Especially Keith David is in top form. Sure the plot is stupid as hell and sure this ain't no Tarantino film, but hey.. SO WHAT?! Isn't comedy's most important duty to make you laugh? This sure made me laugh. Recommend.

**** / *****


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