“Men at Work” quotes

(1990)
Movie Men at Work
Title Men at Work
Year 1990
Director Emilio Estevez
Genre Comedy, Crime, Action
Plot – Two garbage men, Carl and James, have a project: open a surfing store in California. However, their plan is ruined when the amazing beach they choose gets closed off to the public because it is polluted. It is Maxwel Potterdam III’s fault, the president of the huge company Chemlife: the arrogant and greedy man threw hundreds of toxic barrels into the sea. The mayor of the city who reported the industrialist has been found dead in a trash can by Carl and James and, to get rid of the corpse without getting into troubles with the police, Carl and James go through extraordinary adventures. Susan, Carl’s girlfriend, gets involved as well and ends up in a trash can addressed to Chemlife’s abusive landfill. Carl and James casually discover the landfill while trying to save Susan and with the help of the police they manage to incriminate the unscrupulous Maxwell.
All actors – Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Leslie Hope, Keith David, Dean Cameron, John Getz, Hawk Wolinski, John Lavachielli, Geoffrey Blake, Cameron Dye, John Putch, Tommy Hinkley
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  • “There are several sacred things in this world that you don't ever mess with. One of them happens to be another man's fries. Now, you remember that, and you will live a long and healthy life.”
    Keith David - Louis Fedders
    [Tag:bothering]
  • “When I feel like talking to you, I will look at you.”
    Keith David - Louis Fedders
    [Tag:talking]
  • “Let's be nice; let's be civil. And let's drop those guns before I pull this trigger and change the way you feel about me.”

    Keith David - Louis Fedders
  • “I hate politicians.”
    Charlie Sheen - Carl Taylor
  • “- James St. James: With a pellet gun? What are you going to accomplish using that stupid thing?
    - Carl Taylor: It allows me to seriously aggravate a situation without actually changing the course of history. It also stings like a bitch.”

    Emilio Estevez - James St. James
    Charlie Sheen - Carl Taylor
    [Tag:weapons]
  • “Carl spends the evening with a beautiful woman and I'm stuck here with a lunatic and a corpse.”
    Emilio Estevez - James St. James
    [Tag:amusement, envy]
  • “- Louis Fedders: Are you sure you know what you're doing?
    - Carl Taylor: C'mon, guys. I'm not gonna get in over my head.
    - James St. James: Yeah, well that depends on which head you're talking about.”

    Keith David - Louis Fedders
    Charlie Sheen - Carl Taylor
    Emilio Estevez - James St. James
  • “- James St. James: Who was Richard Nixon's chief of staff during the final days of Watergate?
    - Carl Taylor: Oprah Winfrey.”

    Emilio Estevez - James St. James
    Charlie Sheen - Carl Taylor
    [Tag:presidency, women]
  • “- James St. James: This is the last year we throw trash.
    - Carl Taylor: You said that last year.
    - James St. James: Yeah, but this year I mean it.
    - Carl Taylor: You meant it last year.”

    Emilio Estevez - James St. James
    Charlie Sheen - Carl Taylor
    [Tag:wishes]
  • “- Carl Taylor: What does a phrenologist feel and interpret?
    - James St. James: The size of Walt's asshole. A phrenologist feels and interprets the bumps on your head. Skull features.”

    Charlie Sheen - Carl Taylor
    Emilio Estevez - James St. James
    [Tag:doctors, head]
  • “- James St. James: What are you doing?
    - Carl Taylor: I hate shitheads who bully their women.
    - James St. James: So what are you going to do?
    - Carl Taylor: Shoot him.”

    Emilio Estevez - James St. James
    Charlie Sheen - Carl Taylor
  • “- Louis Fedders: He's a prisoner; he should be treated accordingly.
    - James St. James: Have you completely lost your mind? We're not soldiers and he's not the enemy. He's a pizza man.”

    Keith David - Louis Fedders
    Emilio Estevez - James St. James
  • “- Pizza Man: A pellet gun? You've been holding me hostage all night with an air rifle?
    - James St. James: Shut up.
    - Pizza Man: This is too much.”

    Dean Cameron - Pizza Man
    Emilio Estevez - James St. James
  • “- James St. James: What did you mean when you said I was hopeless?
    - Carl Taylor: I meant exactly... what I said.
    - James St. James: I still don't understand.
    - Carl Taylor: Well, let's examine the word: hope-less. Less than hopeful. That's what you are.
    - James St. James: Am I majorly hopeless or partially hopeless?
    - Carl Taylor: I'd say,...” (continue)
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    Emilio Estevez - James St. James
    Charlie Sheen - Carl Taylor
    [Tag:helplessness]
  • “- James St. James: What an absolutely gorgeous day. warm sun, beautiful women...
    - Carl Taylor: And the air is just right for drinking!”

    Emilio Estevez - James St. James
    Charlie Sheen - Carl Taylor
  • “Human life means very little to me at this point in time. You see, I thrive on misery. In the jungle, misery's all you got. But things are different back here in the world, or so they seem. Nobody wants to talk about pain and suffering. Everybody wants everything to be nice and civil.”
    Keith David - Louis Fedders
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