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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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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Clear Intent  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,184,311, 26 August 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,247,964
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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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When the cops are trying to talk to Berger just after Carl, James, and Louis find his dead body, Berger blinks. See more »

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[first lines]
Jack Berger: I can't support this activity any longer, Max.
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During the credits, a radio host is heard accepting a call from a woman who complains that her pizza deliveryman boyfriend (likely Pizza Man) didn't return home the previous night and she fears he may be cheating. The host tells her to "dump the dude." See more »

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Referenced in American Dad!: Garbage Stan (2017) See more »

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REGGAE AMBASSADOR
Performed by Third World
Written by W. Clarke, M. Cooper, S. Coore, R. Daley and W. Stewart
Publisher Worler's Music/PRI Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Polygram Records
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Funny as hell!!
23 June 2003 | by 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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