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Working Tra$h (1990)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  26 November 1990 (USA)
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Two janitors (George Carlin, Ben Stiller) working as janitors at a brokerage firm become rich by making investments based on insider information they gather from the brokers' garbage.

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Two janitors (George Carlin, Ben Stiller) working as janitors at a brokerage firm become rich by making investments based on insider information they gather from the brokers' garbage.

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Written by Trevor Lawrence, Howie Rice & Adrienne Anderson
Performed by The Temptations
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There are plenty of laughs...... and a story line. I enjoyed more by watching again with commentaries. I haven't done this for a while. This commentary was informative and kept my attention. Facts like.... You find out this was Ben's first feature film. Buddy & Ben's input in the script. That they did their own stunts, except for one very dangerous one. A low budget film. The use of angles and lighting were exceptional. Although made in 1990, 16 years ago, it definitely seems more recent. In other words, the other reviewer did not give this film a fair chance. I have said as much as I can without this being a spoiler.


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