Men at Work

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Emilio Estevez
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

I can't support

this activity any longer, Max.

Relax, Jack. Only two more days and we

move our whole disposal operation north -

out of your jurisdiction.

You promised me those barrels'd

be leakproof for 150 years.

A slight miscalculation.

Look, it's this simple.

I have an obligation

to produce paint thinner.

You have an obligation to provide

a place to dispose of the waste products.

I'm not afraid of you any more, Potterdam.

If I have to expose the whole operation,

I will. I'll bring us all down.

I think you're smarter than that, Jack.

You can't pay me enough, Max.

Kiss your chances of getting elected

mayor goodbye, Mr. City Councilman.

It's bigger than an election, Max.


There's a time and a place

for everything, gentlemen.

You have an obligation to provide

a place to dispose of the waste products.

I got you.

Good morning. You're listening to

the Poor man on the world-famous KROQ.

And you still have time

to call in on open-line,

where at 5am, let's face it,

we can talk about absolutely anything.

It's live, it's uncensored,

and I'm not even using the tape delay

because this is primetime radio,

the 2 to 6am show

where management sleeps.

I gotta go to work.

Could you leave your board?

I may go out later.

My surfboard?

Yeah. You promised me last night.

Yeah, you can use it.

No tape delay. Here we are on open-line.

Good morning. You're on the air.

- Hi, Poorman.

- Where are you calling from?

- South Bay.

- What can I do for you?

Well, my boyfriend just left me and

I'm really bummed cos I loved him a lot.

Why did your boyfriend leave you?

He found me and his best friend

in bed together.

What do you expect if he found you

in bed with his best friend?

I don't know. Maybe a bit more

understanding, you know.

Well, you got a problem

that you're gonna have to work out.

But not on my show.

I hate politicians.


Coming to work today, Mr. Taylor?

Yeah, Walt,

I'm flyin' out the door right now.

Let's see if my favorite

little stewardess is up yet.

Lookin' good.



Fly those friendly skies.

Now that is the perfect relationship.

Wait a minute. Hello.

What are you looking at, pal?

Good morning.

Time for that morning cup of hot java.

Coffee for one. Three scoops, please.

Nice selection of wines.

Good California Chardonnay,

a bottle of Dom.

No market brands in this house.

Only the best.

Now for some sliced papaya,

if it's in season.

Sh*t! Mango. I should have known.

I wish I knew your name.

Carl. I thought you were

gonna be a no-show.

Almost. Thanks.

Frost and Luzinski?


Hey, I don't know about you, shitheads,

but we're on a time clock. Let's move!

Gina walked out on me last night.

- Really?

- Yeah. Moved all her stuff out.

You've been trying to bale out

of that relationship for a long time.

I just didn't expect it

to be so sudden.

Paybacks are a b*tch, James!

- You seen my gloves, amigo?

- In the glove compartimente.

- Hey, mister!

- Shut up, you d*ckhead.

Yes, I'm still here.

Now, about those mailers.

First off, you did the colors wrong,

but I let it pass because I'm a nice person.

Now you're telling me, with the

election one week around the corner,

that the mailers are gonna go out late?

If you don't get those mailers out

by tomorrow, I'm pulling the account.



I gotta hide this.

- A ton of things need your signature.

- Can it wait?

No, and I have a cassette of a band

we could use for the fundraiser.

Since we're short on time,

you could listen and decide.

I don't have time for that. If you like 'em,

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Emilio Estevez

Emilio Estevez (; born May 12, 1962) is an American actor, director, and writer. He started his career as an actor and is well known for being a member of the acting Brat Pack of the 1980s, starring in The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, and acting in the 1983 hit movie The Outsiders. He is also known for Repo Man, The Mighty Ducks and its sequels, Stakeout and its sequel, Maximum Overdrive, Bobby (which he also wrote and directed), and his performances in Western films such as Young Guns and its sequel. more…

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