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Writer (WGA):
Emilio Estevez (written by)
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24 August 1990 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charlie Sheen ... Carl Taylor

Emilio Estevez ... James St. James

Leslie Hope ... Susan Wilkins

Keith David ... Louis Fedders

Dean Cameron ... Pizza Man

John Getz ... Maxwell Potterdam III
Hawk Wolinski ... Biff
John Lavachielli ... Mario

Geoffrey Blake ... Frost

Cameron Dye ... Luzinski

John Putch ... Mike

Tommy Hinkley ... Jeff

Darrell Larson ... Jack Berger

Sy Richardson ... Walt Richardson
Kari Whitman ... Judy

Troy Evans ... Capt. Leo Dalton
Brad Wyman ... Rent-a-Cop
Matt Robinson ... Rent-a-Cop (as Matthew Robinson)

Bob Brown ... Henchman #1
Erik Stabenau ... Henchman #2
Bobby Burns ... Henchman #3

Eddie Braun ... Henchman #4
James 'Poorman' Trenton ... Narrator (voice) (as Poorman)
Jennifer Badham ... Flakey Girl (voice)
Carol King ... Voice Over (voice)

Cathy Cavadini ... Voice Over (voice)
David McCharen ... Voice Over (voice)
David Randolph ... Voice Over (voice) (as David J. Randolph)

Greg Finley ... Voice Over (voice)
Bryan Scott ... Voice Over (voice)

Deborah Fallender ... Voice Over (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Yan Birch ... Bar Dude (uncredited)

George Coutoupis ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Christina Eliason ... Stewardess (uncredited)

Directed by
Emilio Estevez 
Writing credits
Emilio Estevez (written by)

Produced by
Moshe Diamant .... executive producer
Cassian Elwes .... producer
Frances Fleming .... associate producer
Barbara Stordahl .... co-producer
Irwin Yablans .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stewart Copeland 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt 
Film Editing by
Craig Bassett 
Casting by
Marci Liroff 
Production Design by
Dins Danielsen 
Art Direction by
Patricia Klawonn  (as Patty Klawonn)
Set Decoration by
Kathy Curtis-Cahill 
Costume Design by
Keith G. Lewis 
Makeup Department
Dee Dee Altamura .... key makeup artist
David LeRoy Anderson .... personal makeup artist: Charlie Sheen
Kelcey Fry .... key hair stylist
Jeanne Van Phue .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan .... executive in charge of production
Gordon Wolf .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Davis .... second unit director
Geoffrey Hansen .... second second assistant director
George Parra .... second assistant director
Mark Radcliffe .... first assistant director
Daniel R. Suhart .... second assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Cynthia Ahlberg .... scenic artist
Michael Biggie .... painter
Will Combs .... set designer
Kelly Deco .... scenic paint foreman
Dean Denton .... carpenter
Richard Bryan Douglas .... construction coordinator
Gwen A. Ewart .... scenic artist
Kevin Hughes .... property master
Teri Lane .... on-set dresser
Kate C. Lewis .... scenic painter
Christopher Parker .... leadman: re-shoot
Philip Stone .... construction foreman
Tina Treglia .... set dresser (as Tina Peterson)
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard artist
Patrick K. Coppinger .... painter (uncredited)
Douglas W. Randall .... property maker foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert J. Anderson Jr. .... production sound mixer
Jeff Bushelman .... sound editor
Craig Clark .... supervising sound editor
Dean Drabin .... foley mixer
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... re-recording mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Robert J. Litt .... re-recording mixer
Matthew McFadden .... boom operator
Donald O. Mitchell .... re-recording mixer
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Greg P. Russell .... re-recording mixer
Charles Ewing Smith .... sound effects editor
Ralph Stuart .... first assistant sound editor
Elliot Tyson .... re-recording mixer
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kam Cooney .... pyrotechnician
Noah Cornell .... special effects assistant
Richard O. Helmer .... special effects consultant
Tom Sindicich .... special effects coordinator
Rick Avery .... stunts
Clay Boss .... stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Bobby Burns .... stunts
Phil Culotta .... stunts
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator (as Bud George Davis)
Bud Davis .... stunts (as Bud George Davis)
Gary Davis .... additional stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts
Linda Fetters .... stunts
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts
Joe Gilbride .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
Jack Gill .... stunts
Chuck Hart .... stunts
Michael Haynes .... stunts
Lorraine Keeling .... stunts
Cynthia D. Kelley .... stunts
Maria R. Kelly .... stunts (as Maria Kelly)
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Eric Mansker .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Jon Conrad Pochron .... stunts (as Jon Pochron)
Bernie Pock .... stunts
Dennis Scott .... stunts
Spike Silver .... stunts
Erik Stabenau .... stunts
Bill Young .... stunts (as Bill F. Young)
Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Baker .... underwater assistant camera
David C. Blackman .... crane operator
Shunil Borpujari .... key grip
Findlay Bunting .... first assistant camera
Marty Collins .... Steadicam operator
Peter Deming .... director of photography: second unit
Bob Field .... gaffer (as Robert N. Field Jr.)
J.P. Gabriel .... video assist operator
Elwin 'Bub' Greer .... best boy grip
Mark Karen .... additional photographer
Ron Kunecke .... musco light operator
Kristin Lund .... second assistant camera
Michael Paris .... still photographer
Robert A. Preston .... best boy electric (as Bob Preston)
Pete Romano .... underwater photographer
Adam Richard Sklena .... second assistant camera (as Adam Sklena)
Craig Storper .... grip
Brian Tilden .... electrician
Don Tomich .... electrician
Tony Varuola .... lighting technician
Jorgen Wedseltoft .... first assistant camera
Gary A. Williams .... grip
Elizabeth Ziegler .... Steadicam operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shawn Barry .... costume supervisor
Lynda Foote .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Tim Alexander .... assistant editor
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of post-production
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Mato .... color timer
Jim Rhine .... post-production assistant
Gary Simon .... assistant editor
King Wilder .... post-production
Location Management
Buddy Enright .... location manager
Music Department
Dick Bernstein .... music editor
Jonathan Bogner .... music supervisor
Sally Boldt .... music editor
Greg De Belles .... composer: additional music
Jeff Seitz .... music scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver
Marlo Hellerstein .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
David L. Aaron .... title designer
Michael Belling .... production assistant
Cathy Chazan .... assistant to executive producer
Janice Clayton .... stand-in
Leon Dudevoir .... production executive
Marita Grabiak .... script supervisor
Barbara Harris .... voice looping
Thomas Hayes .... stand-in
Andrea Jaffe .... publicist
Carol Kravetz .... production coordinator
James Latta .... stage manager: Harbor Star Stage
Douglas C. Merrifield .... underwater coordinator
Héctor Ortega .... diver
Erick Simmel .... diver
Jim Spensley .... stand-in
John Warfield .... stand-in
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (1991) | South Korea:18 (video rating) (1991) | Sweden:15 | UK:12 | USA:PG-13

Did You Know?

Stakeout another Emilio Estevez movie with similar premise of his partner going to the person who is being watched for information. In this one his brother goes to see if the woman across the way had any information.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
[first lines]
Jack Berger:I can't support this activity any longer, Max.
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Movie Connections:
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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Local sanitations workers find body of local politician, mayhem ensues., 16 August 2004
Author: hoadleygr from Lewiston, Id

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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