Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Men At Work (1990)


Funny at times, silly through out, with some classic moments thrown in! “Men at Work” is everything that you expect from an 80’s comedy, even if it was released in the 90’s. Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez work well in this film, the chemistry the have as siblings translates well into their roles as best friends in this film.
A situation based, comedy of errors type of film, that is very entertaining through out. But watching it all these years later so many things seem just a little too silly!
I think they could have done without the surfer theme, as it is very clear that neither brother has a clue about surf and surf culture!

The Plot:

Carl and James are two pleasant but unambitious garbage men. Carl passes his time as a voyeur observing his neighbors and more specifically a beautiful women you lives in the building opposite his. One night he spies a man roughing up his would be girlfriend and decided to teach him a lesson by shooting him in the ass with a pellet gun. The next day while on their route, they discover the body of the man Carl shot in a trash can, and fear that they will be implicated in his death and decide to hang onto the body, until they can figure out what happened. Trying to crack the case, they spy on the woman, join up with a completely crazed Vietnam vet, kidnap a pizza man and help to protect the environment.


Charlie Sheen...Carl Taylor

Emilio Estevez...James St. James

Leslie Hope...Susan Wilkins, Berger's Campaign Manager

Keith David...Louis Fedders

Dean Cameron...Pizza Man

John Getz...Maxwell Potterdam III

Hawk Wolinski...Biff

John Lavachielli...Mario

Geoffrey Blake...Frost

Cameron Dye...Luzinski

John Putch...Mike, Cop

Tommy Hinkley...Jeff, Cop

Darrell Larson...Jack Berger

Sy Richardson...Walt Richardson

Kari Whitman...Judy


The Movie:

Part 1

Part 2


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