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MEN AT WORK

title: MEN AT WORK
year: 1990
cast: Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Keith David, John Getz
rating: **

Emilio Estevez wrote and directed this comedy about two trash men, himself and brother Charlie Sheen. Both are confident, drunken losers, womanizers or unlucky in love, and have no purpose whatsoever. Until they find the corpse of a slain politician and, with the aid of grumpy boss Keith David (Charlie's PLATOON alumni), they end up trying to rid of the body while being chased by the mob. If only the film didn't quickly abandon the characters, adhering to several plots taken from sources as varied as REAR WINDOW and WEEKEND AT BERNIES, then it might be more... comedic. But there's simply too much running around, and not enough banal camaraderie that any slacker flick deserves.
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