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Men at Work (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 24 August 1990 (USA)
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Two garbage men uncover a conspiracy involving illegal toxic waste dumping and decide to bring the whole operation down.

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Storyline

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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Trivia

The sanitation company where Carl and James work is called Shoreline Waste - their motto is "Your friendly efficient garbage experts". See more »

Goofs

In one of the camera angles where we see Carl and James throwing trash into the truck accompanied with Louis (around the time of when they find the dead body in the trash can), the shadows of the camera and cameraman's head can be clearly seen at the bottom of the screen. See more »

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Jack Berger: I can't support this activity any longer, Max.
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Crazy Credits

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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MOVE SOMETHING
Performed by 2 Live Crew
Written by Luther Campbell, Brother Marquis (as Mark Ross), Mr. Mixx (as David Hobbs) and Fresh Kid Ice (as Chris Wong Won)
Publisher Pac Jam Publishing
Courtesy of Skyywalker Records
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Laughed my a** off!

Now this is what most of Adam Sandler's films should be. Because if you're gonna do camp humor, this sure is done correct. Men at Work features stupid jokes and tongue-in-cheek performances. Especially Keith David is in top form. Sure the plot is stupid as hell and sure this ain't no Tarantino film, but hey.. SO WHAT?! Isn't comedy's most important duty to make you laugh? This sure made me laugh. Recommend.

**** / *****


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