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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Joe Kierland (story) and
Jon Connolly (story) ...
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Release Date:
26 November 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Don't expect miracles and you might enjoy it............ See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

George Carlin ... Ralph

Ben Stiller ... Freddy Novak

Buddy Ebsen ... Vandevere Lodge

Leslie Hope ... Susan Fahnestock

Michael J. Pollard ... Palomar

Jack Blessing ... R. Judson Kimbrough

Dan Castellaneta ... George Agrande
Ellen Ratner ... Ruth
George Wallace ... Big Dan

Mindy Sterling ... Mary
Lisa Montgomery ... Vi

Michael Gregory ... Real Cop
Gregg Almquist ... Herb
Julian Christopher ... Moneyline Reporter

Newell Alexander ... News Reporter

Barbara Allyne Bennet ... Patty
Phil Rizzuto ... Shortstop
Elvera Roussel ... Kimbrough's Secretary
Deanna Oliver ... Sister Patricia
Nick Corello ... Cabbie
Orlando Bonner ... Investor
Al Septien ... Broker #1
David Byron ... Broker #2
Sam Temeles ... Broker #3
Steve Whiteford ... Bystander #1
Jill Johnson ... Bystander #2
Danny K ... Little Dan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles D. Miller ... Police Officer
George Atamian ... Man in Elevator (uncredited)
Keith E. Lane ... Stock Broker (uncredited)

Stephen Polk ... Bill Broker (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Metter 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Joe Kierland (story) and
Jon Connolly (story)

Jon Connolly (teleplay) &
David Loucka (teleplay)

Produced by
Andrew Sugerman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Lawrence 
Bob Mithoff 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Capener 
 
Film Editing by
Sharyn L. Ross 
 
Casting by
Melissa Skoff 
 
Production Design by
Michael Paul Clausen  (as Michael Clausen)
 
Set Decoration by
Laura Settlemier 
 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Bergstrom 
 
Makeup Department
Cher Slater .... key makeup artist
Scott Williams .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Bob Lemchen .... production manager (as Robert Lemchen)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gregg Goldstone .... first assistant director
Frank Kostenko Jr. .... second second assistant director (as Frank Kostenko)
Tom Phillips .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Greg Barber .... construction coordinator
Frank Bertolino .... property master
Julie Crane .... set dresser
John Maskovich .... lead man
Douglas McKay .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound editor
David Chornow .... sound mixer
Louis Creveling .... dialogue editor
David Grant .... dialogue editor
Bruce Irvine .... sound editor
Derek Marcil .... foley mixer
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Scott .... boom operator (as Robert Scott)
 
Special Effects by
F. Lee Stone .... special effects
 
Stunts
Al Jones .... stunt coordinator
JC Motes .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Alfano .... electrician
Greg Beebe .... best boy grip
Tom Calloway .... camera operator
Doug Chartier .... dolly grip
Mario Davis .... key grip
R.L. Gittens Jr. .... electrician (as Roy L. Gittens Jr.)
Robert C. Haile .... second assistant camera
Gordon Huston .... first assistant camera
Steve Iriguchi .... grip
Chuck Larsen .... electrician
Len Levine .... gaffer
Alex 'Shark' Michel .... grip (as Alex Michel)
Joseph Ressa .... best boy electric (as Joey Ressa)
Dennis Young .... electrician
Robert Zuckerman .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Jeff Newman .... casting associate
Lisa Wax .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Carnahan .... wardrobe supervisor
Kristi Peda .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tom Overton .... color timer
Curt Schulkey .... assistant editor
Lisa Van Cott .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Linda Goldner Perry .... music supervisor
Robert Randles .... music editor
Rachel Samolis .... assistant music editor
Bob Tucker .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David M. Gilbert .... transportation captain
Reese Lane .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Keith A. Bernstein .... production assistant
Rodney Dennis .... craft service
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager (as Kristi Frankenheimer-Davis)
John H. Gilman .... video effects
Lynette Goto .... set production assistant
Joyce Gregg .... production coordinator
Laura Hollenbrook .... assistant location manager
Bill Landrum .... choreographer
Jacqui Landrum .... choreographer
Cathy Lawrence .... assistant: Alan Metter
Elise Macaluso .... assistant production coordinator
Mark Marcum .... video effects
James Marquez .... technical consultant
Brian McMillan .... head animal trainer
Julian Metter .... production assistant
Valerie E. Norman .... script supervisor
Zac Reeder .... production assistant
Peter Riche .... set production assistant
Tom Shadyac .... production consultant
Brian Tanke .... production assistant
Cody Walker .... assistant production auditor
Danielle Weinstock .... production auditor
Mimi Whittington .... production assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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USA:120 min (including commercials) | 92 min (without commercials)
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This was the Fox network's first TV-movie.See more »
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We're Gonna Work It OutSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Don't expect miracles and you might enjoy it............, 27 December 2008
Author: merklekranz from United States

"Working Trash" is watchable for the interesting pairing of George Carlin and Ben Stiller. Unfortunately the script, which has a promising premise, is underdeveloped, especially in regards to believability. The theme is somewhat similar to "Trading Places", however the result is inferior. Then again, this is a TV movie, so expectations should be less, and on that note, I suppose it delivers enough chuckles. Supporting roles by Buddy Ebson, and Michael J. Pollard are another plus. It is almost worth seeing just for some of George Carlin's outlandish costumes. Don't expect miracles and you might enjoy it. - MERK

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