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* NeverTrustATrailer: The entire trailer for the movie consists of their on-the-job antics from two scenes of the movie with nothing hinting to the main plot.


* CoveredInGrunge: Carl and James prank some obnoxious coworkers by rigging their locker to literally spew shit at them. Their attempt to get revenge by turning the same prank on them backfires hilariously.

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* CoveredInGrunge: CoveredInGunge: Carl and James prank some obnoxious coworkers by rigging their locker to literally spew shit at them. Their attempt to get revenge by turning the same prank on them backfires hilariously.


* CopHater: Louis Fedder



* CoveredInGrunge: Carl and James prank some obnoxious coworkers by rigging their locker to literally spew shit at them. Their attempt to get revenge by turning the same prank on them backfires hilariously.



* ScaryBlackMan: Louis Fedder. The guy's a Vietnam war vet, so he's seen and done things that aren't good for one's psyche.

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* ScaryBlackMan: Louis Fedder.again. The guy's a Vietnam war vet, so he's seen and done things that aren't good for one's psyche.


''Men at Work'' is a 1990 American {{action}} {{comedy}} {{thriller}} film written by, directed by, and co-starring Creator/EmilioEstevez.

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''Men at Work'' is a 1990 American {{action}} {{action|genre}} {{comedy}} {{thriller}} film written by, directed by, and co-starring Creator/EmilioEstevez.


''Men At Work'' is an {{Action}} {{Comedy}} {{Thriller}} movie by Creator/EmilioEstevez.

Carl Taylor (Creator/CharlieSheen) and James St. James (Creator/EmilioEstevez) are a couple of slacker garbage collectors who dream of one day owning their own surfboard store. Until then, though, all they can do is their job (poorly), get hassled by some local bicycle cops who don't think very highly of them, and spy on a woman in the building across the street from theirs, Susan Wilkins (Creator/LeslieHope). Since they tend to throw the garbage around and bother the locals with their noise, their supervisor has put them on probation and will have his brother-in-law Louis Fedder (Creator/KeithDavid) shadow them for the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, Jack Berger (Creator/DarrellLarson), a city councilman who is running for mayor, has decided he's had enough of letting CorruptCorporateExecutive Maxwell Potterdam III (Creator/JohnGetz) illegally dump the waste from his factory into the bay, and has decided to rat him out, even secretly recording his confession to what he did while they are talking. Naturally, a man like Maxwell doesn't want the public finding out about his actions, so he decides to have some hitmen kill Jack to keep him from talking.

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''Men At at Work'' is an {{Action}} {{Comedy}} {{Thriller}} movie by a 1990 American {{action}} {{comedy}} {{thriller}} film written by, directed by, and co-starring Creator/EmilioEstevez.

Carl Taylor (Creator/CharlieSheen) and James St. James (Creator/EmilioEstevez) (Estevez) are a couple of slacker garbage collectors who dream of one day owning their own surfboard store. Until then, though, all they can do is their job (poorly), get hassled by some local bicycle cops who don't think very highly of them, and spy on a woman in the building across the street from theirs, Susan Wilkins (Creator/LeslieHope). Since they tend to throw the garbage around and bother aggravate the locals with their noise, their supervisor has put placed them on probation and will have his brother-in-law Louis Fedder (Creator/KeithDavid) shadow them for the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, Jack Berger (Creator/DarrellLarson), a city councilman who is who's running for mayor, has decided he's had enough of letting allowing CorruptCorporateExecutive Maxwell Potterdam III (Creator/JohnGetz) to illegally dump the waste from his factory into the bay, and has decided to rat him out, even secretly recording his confession to what he did while they are talking. Naturally, a man like Maxwell doesn't want the public finding out about his actions, so he decides to have some hitmen kill Jack to keep him from talking.


Carl Taylor (Creator/CharlieSheen) and James St. James (Emilio Estevez) are a couple of slacker garbage collectors who dream of one day owning their own surfboard store. Until then, though, all they can do is their job (poorly), get hassled by some local bicycle cops who don't think very highly of them, and spy on a woman in the building across the street from theirs, Susan Wilkins (Creator/LeslieHope). Since they tend to throw the garbage around and bother the locals with their noise, their supervisor has put them on probation and will have his brother-in-law Louis Fedder (Creator/KeithDavid) shadow them for the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, Jack Berger (Darrell Larson), a city councilman who is running for mayor, has decided he's had enough of letting CorruptCorporateExecutive Maxwell Potterdam III (Creator/JohnGetz) illegally dump the waste from his factory into the bay, and has decided to rat him out, even secretly recording his confession to what he did while they are talking. Naturally, a man like Maxwell doesn't want the public finding out about his actions, so he decides to have some hitmen kill Jack to keep him from talking.

The day after Carl shoots Jack in the rear end with a pellet gun for throttling Susan in her apartment, Carl, James, and Louis find his body in a waste barrel, with Carl and James assuming Carl killed him (until Louis points out the strangle marks on his neck). From there, these two, along with a Pizza Delivery Man they had to abduct too keep him quiet about the body (Dean Cameron), end up embroidered in Jack's and Maxwell's business.

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Carl Taylor (Creator/CharlieSheen) and James St. James (Emilio Estevez) (Creator/EmilioEstevez) are a couple of slacker garbage collectors who dream of one day owning their own surfboard store. Until then, though, all they can do is their job (poorly), get hassled by some local bicycle cops who don't think very highly of them, and spy on a woman in the building across the street from theirs, Susan Wilkins (Creator/LeslieHope). Since they tend to throw the garbage around and bother the locals with their noise, their supervisor has put them on probation and will have his brother-in-law Louis Fedder (Creator/KeithDavid) shadow them for the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, Jack Berger (Darrell Larson), (Creator/DarrellLarson), a city councilman who is running for mayor, has decided he's had enough of letting CorruptCorporateExecutive Maxwell Potterdam III (Creator/JohnGetz) illegally dump the waste from his factory into the bay, and has decided to rat him out, even secretly recording his confession to what he did while they are talking. Naturally, a man like Maxwell doesn't want the public finding out about his actions, so he decides to have some hitmen kill Jack to keep him from talking.

The day after Carl shoots Jack in the rear end with a pellet gun for throttling Susan in her apartment, Carl, James, and Louis find his body in a waste barrel, with Carl and James assuming Carl killed him (until Louis points out the strangle marks on his neck). From there, these two, along with a Pizza Delivery Man they had to abduct too keep him quiet about the body (Dean Cameron), (Creator/DeanCameron), end up embroidered in Jack's and Maxwell's business.


* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Maxwell Potterdam III, who's been illegally dumping waste into the water for some time, and kills Jack so he doesn't squeal onm his operation.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Maxwell Potterdam III, who's been illegally dumping waste into the water for some time, and kills Jack so he doesn't squeal onm on his operation.operation.
* LeftHanging: At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Potterdam has been put through a HumiliationConga by the protagonists... and then it fades to black, and we don't really find out if his actions were exposed, or the aftermath of the events of the movie]].


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* ShellShockedVeteran: Louis was in 'Nam, and it has left a mark on him.


Carl Taylor (Creator/CharlieSheen) and James St. James (Emilio Estevez) are a couple of slacker garbage collectors who dream of one day owning their own surfboard store. Until then, though, all they can do is their job (poorly), get hassled by some local bicycle cops who don't think very highly of them, and spy on a woman in the building across the street from theirs, Susan Wilkins (Leslie Hope). Since they tend to throw the garbage around and bother the locals with their noise, their supervisor has put them on probation and will have his brother-in-law Louis Fedder (Creator/KeithDavid) shadow them for the next few weeks.

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Carl Taylor (Creator/CharlieSheen) and James St. James (Emilio Estevez) are a couple of slacker garbage collectors who dream of one day owning their own surfboard store. Until then, though, all they can do is their job (poorly), get hassled by some local bicycle cops who don't think very highly of them, and spy on a woman in the building across the street from theirs, Susan Wilkins (Leslie Hope).(Creator/LeslieHope). Since they tend to throw the garbage around and bother the locals with their noise, their supervisor has put them on probation and will have his brother-in-law Louis Fedder (Creator/KeithDavid) shadow them for the next few weeks.


Meanwhile, Jack Berger (Darrell Larson), a city councilman who is running for mayor, has decided he's had enough of letting CorruptCorporateExecutive Maxwell Potterdam III (John Getz) illegally dump the waste from his factory into the bay, and has decided to rat him out, even secretly recording his confession to what he did while they are talking. Naturally, a man like Maxwell doesn't want the public finding out about his actions, so he decides to have some hitmen kill Jack to keep him from talking.

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Meanwhile, Jack Berger (Darrell Larson), a city councilman who is running for mayor, has decided he's had enough of letting CorruptCorporateExecutive Maxwell Potterdam III (John Getz) (Creator/JohnGetz) illegally dump the waste from his factory into the bay, and has decided to rat him out, even secretly recording his confession to what he did while they are talking. Naturally, a man like Maxwell doesn't want the public finding out about his actions, so he decides to have some hitmen kill Jack to keep him from talking.


''Men At Work'' is an {{Action}} {{Comedy}} {{Thriller}} movie by Emilio Estevez.

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''Men At Work'' is an {{Action}} {{Comedy}} {{Thriller}} movie by Emilio Estevez.
Creator/EmilioEstevez.


The day after Carl shoots Jack in the rear end with a pellet gun for throttling Susan in her apartment, Carl, James, and Louis find his body in a waste barrel, with Carl and James assuming Carl killed him (until Louis points out the strangle marks on his neck). From there, these two, along with a Pizza Delivery Man they had to abduct too keep him quiet about the body (Creator/DeanCameron), end up embroidered in Jack's and Maxwell's business.

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The day after Carl shoots Jack in the rear end with a pellet gun for throttling Susan in her apartment, Carl, James, and Louis find his body in a waste barrel, with Carl and James assuming Carl killed him (until Louis points out the strangle marks on his neck). From there, these two, along with a Pizza Delivery Man they had to abduct too keep him quiet about the body (Creator/DeanCameron), (Dean Cameron), end up embroidered in Jack's and Maxwell's business.


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* BoundAndGagged: The Pizza Delivery Guy spends much of the film tied up with stuff in his mouth to keep him from telling others about Carl, James, and Louis having a dead body.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Maxwell Potterdam III, who's been illegally dumping waste into the water for some time, and kills Jack so he doesn't squeal onm his operation.
* OfCorpseHesAlive: When Officer Mike and his partner pass by Carl, James, and Louis, the three of them put a hat over Jack's eyes and puppets his corpse while making up a story about why he's with them. The two cops buy the story.


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* ShotInTheAss: Carl shoots Jack in the butt with a pellet gun, which renders him unable to stand.


''Men At Work'' is an [[ActionFilm Action]] [[ComedyFilm Comedy]] {{Thriller}} movie by Emilio Estevez.

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''Men At Work'' is an [[ActionFilm Action]] [[ComedyFilm Comedy]] {{Action}} {{Comedy}} {{Thriller}} movie by Emilio Estevez.

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''Men At Work'' is an [[ActionFilm Action]] [[ComedyFilm Comedy]] {{Thriller}} movie by Emilio Estevez.

Carl Taylor (Creator/CharlieSheen) and James St. James (Emilio Estevez) are a couple of slacker garbage collectors who dream of one day owning their own surfboard store. Until then, though, all they can do is their job (poorly), get hassled by some local bicycle cops who don't think very highly of them, and spy on a woman in the building across the street from theirs, Susan Wilkins (Leslie Hope). Since they tend to throw the garbage around and bother the locals with their noise, their supervisor has put them on probation and will have his brother-in-law Louis Fedder (Creator/KeithDavid) shadow them for the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, Jack Berger (Darrell Larson), a city councilman who is running for mayor, has decided he's had enough of letting CorruptCorporateExecutive Maxwell Potterdam III (John Getz) illegally dump the waste from his factory into the bay, and has decided to rat him out, even secretly recording his confession to what he did while they are talking. Naturally, a man like Maxwell doesn't want the public finding out about his actions, so he decides to have some hitmen kill Jack to keep him from talking.

The day after Carl shoots Jack in the rear end with a pellet gun for throttling Susan in her apartment, Carl, James, and Louis find his body in a waste barrel, with Carl and James assuming Carl killed him (until Louis points out the strangle marks on his neck). From there, these two, along with a Pizza Delivery Man they had to abduct too keep him quiet about the body (Creator/DeanCameron), end up embroidered in Jack's and Maxwell's business.

The movie was released on August 24th, 1990.

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!!''Men At Work'' contains examples of:
* ScaryBlackMan: Louis Fedder. The guy's a Vietnam war vet, so he's seen and done things that aren't good for one's psyche.
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