Toxic waste is being illegally dumped off the coast of California and the politician whos ready to blow the whistle on it soon ends up dead inside a trash can. As a couple of lackadaisical garbage collectors, Sheen and Estevez inevitably stumble across t
Written and directed by and starring Emilio Estevez, this tame and mostly nondescript exercise rolls along gently enough from one obvious situation to the next: our two heroes put a hat on the corpse and pretend its alive when the local cops turn up; one of them ends up stuck inside a barrel and theres a big chase which sees them hanging on the swinging rear doors of a truck. The bad guys are all real cardboard cut outs, Charlie falls in love and theres a few clumsy moments about the environment thrown in for good measure.
Also theres exactly one genuinely funny line and it is this: There are several things in this world that you never mess with - one is another mans fries. It is, however, a strength of Men At Work that Estevez has kept things very relaxed and casual: instead of the big loud mouths of most failed Hollywood comedies, this is a double act that attempts to go for the slow-burn brand of action and reaction.
The very weak script means that its mediocre in the extreme, but if youre a fan of either of Martins boys, then at least its trash with the faint whiff of a sweet smell.