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(1990)

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James' (Emilio Estevez's) locker contains a sticker for "The Circle Jerks", who starred with him in Repo Man (1984).
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The scene where Louis terrorizes the cops uses the same music from A Clockwork Orange (1971).
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The sanitation company where Carl and James work is called Shoreline Waste - their motto is "Your friendly efficient garbage experts".
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The screenplay for this movie was mentioned in the same June 1985 "New York Magazine" article about Emilio Estevez and his then-frequent costars that coined the term "The Brat Pack" for that group of actors. At that time, the screenplay's title was "Clear Intent."
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Charlie Sheen pulled a prank on Emilio Estevez by saying that he had punched a paparazzo in a restaurant on the night before filming. Sheen took it further by having an on-set police officer who was working security arrest him for assault while he was filming a scene. Estevez was stunned until Sheen returned laughing.
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The Japanese garbage collectors' union demanded that the film be banned from video shelves as it disparaged trash collectors, portraying them in a poor light.
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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).
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Charlie Sheen previously played Chris Taylor in Platoon (1986). In Men at Work he plays Carl Taylor. A "grunt" that gets paired up with yet another crazed Vietnam vet in Keith David (I)'s character, Louis Fedders.
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Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez play brothers with different last names, as they do in real life.
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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.
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Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen play garbage men in a film made 17 years after their father Martin Sheen had played a garbage man in Badlands (1973).
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Charlie Sheen's character's name Carl is an anglicized version of Carlos, his birth name.
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Charlie Sheen's character Carl is actually a German variation of Charles.
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One of the trivia questions that Carl and James ask each other concerns Richard Nixon's staff. Charlie Sheen had previously worked with Oliver Stone, who went on to make Nixon (1995).
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