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Men At Work

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Men At Work
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Emilio Estevez
Release Date 1990
Language English
Studio Epic Productions
Euphoria Films Production
Distributor Triumph Releasing Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Carl Taylor Charlie Sheen
James St. James Emilio Estevez
Susan Wilkins Leslie Hope
Louis Fedders Keith David
The Pizza Man Dean Cameron
Maxwell Potterdam III John Getz

Men At Work is a 1990 dark comedy film written and directed by Emilio Estevez who also co-stars along with his brother Charlie Sheen. The film has the brothers Estevez and Sheen portraying a couple of indifferent prankster garbagemen who inadvertently stumble onto the body of a dead politician and an illegal offshore toxic chemical dumping conspiracy.

The following weapons were used in the film Men At Work:


Pellet Rifle

The eponymous and never-more-descript 'Pellet Gun' is the film's most prominent weapon, seen used throughout the film by Carl Taylor (Charlie Sheen), James St. James (Emilio Estevez), and Louis Fedders (Keith David).

Carl Taylor (Charlie Sheen) fooling around with his "Pellet Gun" near the beginning of the film.
Carl retrieves the pellet gun from his closet.
Carl aims his pellet gun as James St. James (Emilio Estevez) looks on.
"Mister, it's nothing personal."
Closeup of the buisness end of the pellet gun as Carl prepares to use it as an unorthodox method of settling a neighbor's domestic dispute.
Louis Fedders (Keith David) fools around with Carl's "Pellet Gun".
"Well ok, then. 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."
Louis - as very much a bluff - holds the pellet gun on their pizza man hostage (Dean Cameron) as he commands the two ornery cops Mike and Jeff to discard their weapons.
"Lot of good this thing's gonna do us."
James laments as he unloads a single pellet from the gun.
James (Emilio Estevez) wields the pellet gun as part of making his own bluff.
Carl (Charlie Sheen) pumps the pellet gun.
"Smile, butt-head."
Carl prepares to fire the pellet gun with James alongside.


Colt Official Police

The Colt Official Police is the apparent sidearm of the antagonizing (at least to Carl and James) Las Playas Police Officer Mike (John Putch) and his partner Jeff (Tommy Hinkley).

Colt Official Police, 4" barrel - .38 Special
Officers Jeff (on the right) and Mike, first seen on bike patrol right before harassing Carl and James. The holstered revolver seen clearly has the silver Colt medallion.
Jeff (Tommy Hinkey) wields his Colt Official Police.

Smith & Wesson Model 686

Biff (Hawk Wolinski), one of Maxwell Potterdam's (John Getz) main henchmen, carries a Smith & Wesson Model 686.

Smith & Wesson Model 686, 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
"Hi, kids. Are we having fun?"
Biff mockingly announces his presence while brandishing his S&W Model 686.
Biff and Mario hold their weapons on Carl and Susan Wilkins (Leslie Hope). On the left is Biff with his S&W Model 686.
Biff and Mario begin bickering with each other while wielding their weapons.
"..I'm back."
Biff holds his Model 686 on Carl.
Biff with his S&W Model 686 on Carl (Charlie Sheen).

Smith & Wesson Model 36 (Nickel)

Mario (John Lavachielli), Biff's partner henchman, is seen carrying a polished nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36.

Smith & Wesson Model 36, nickel finish - .38 Special
Mario runs out with a Model 36 in-hand.


Two "rent-a-cops" draw unknown handguns on Louis (Keith David). As they are seen at a distance (and well out of any focus), a definitive ID can't be made.

The two security officers draw down on Louis (Keith David) prompting him to declare to the audience he "hates rent-a-cops too".

Submachine Guns

TEC-9 Mini

Several of Maxwell Potterdam's other henchmen are seen with Intratec TEC-9 Minis.

Intratec TEC-9 Mini - 9x19mm
Standing guard behind Carl (Charlie Sheen) and Susan (Leslie Hope) is a henchmen with a TEC-9 Mini in-hand.
A TEC-9 Mini wielded by a henchman as Potterdam gives them orders.
Potterdam's bodyguard on the left draws a TEC-9 Mini.

Micro Uzi

Several of Maxwell Potterdam's other henchmen are seen with Micro Uzis.

IMI Micro Uzi with 20-round magazine - 9x19mm
Henchmen on the far left and right both wield Micro Uzis.
Barely seen in-frame on the right is the forend of a Micro Uzi in the hand of one of Maxwell Potterdam's (John Getz) henchmen.
Potterdam's bodyguard on the right draws a Micro Uzi.



Mario (John Lavachielli) is first seen wielding a nondescript Taser, which he specifically describes, much to the ire of his partner henchman Biff (Hawk Wolinski).

Biff and Mario hold their weapons on Carl and Susan Wilkins (Leslie Hope). On the right is Mario with his Taser.
Biff: "What the hell is that?"
Mario: "A Taser."
Biff: "A what??"
Mario: "Taser - 65,000 volts of electricity. Totally incapacitates a victim without killing 'em. Got it on sale."
Biff and Mario begin bickering with each other while wielding their weapons.
"That's it. That's it - You're done."
Mario, fed-up, fires his Taser at Biff.
The Taser being rather spectacularly discharged.
Biff is hit with the Taser, which for some strange, goofy reason is generating electrical arcs in and around his mouth.


Louis' Drawings

Louis is seen doodling a couple of pictures during his accompanying Carl and James on their work route. The first shows their standard garbage truck but with a man firing what seems to be some kind of sniper rifle from the cab and some kind of missile mounted on the top. The other drawing is of a otherwise plain-looking helicopter inexplicably firing missiles upon a pier full of people.

Louis' first-seen drawing. Rather unusual thing to add to a daily report.
A pier showing several apparently very oblivious people..
..And the drawn helicopter (clearly with landing skids akin to a UH-1 Huey) inexplicably firing missiles at said pier. Rather tasteless, yes, but is fitting with the character of Louis who very much retains the rather dark battlefield humor of a combat veteran.

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