Working Trash (1990)





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Working Trash's ad copy consisted of a photo of a large threaded screw, with the caption "Tonight, two working stiffs are going to do to Wall Street what it's done to us." Wink wink, nudge nudge. The two stiff workers--er, working stiffs--are George Carlin and Ben Stiller, janitors in a large brokerage firm. By utilizing the inside information they've gleaned from their employers' wastebasket, Carlin and Stiller proceed to strike it rich on the market. Buddy Ebsen costars as the head broker, looking as confused as we are at finding him in this TV movie. Working Trash premiered on the Fox Network--as if there was any doubt.
Comedy , Television
Directed By:
In Theaters:
Westgate Productions


George Carlin
as Ralph Sawatski
Ben Stiller
as Freddy Novak
Dan Castellaneta
as George Agrande
Buddy Ebsen
as Vandevere Lodge
Leslie Hope
as Susan Fahnestock
Jack Blessing
as R. Judson Kimbrough
George Wallace
as Big Dan
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Audience Reviews for Working Trash


A movie with both Ben Stiller and George Carlin that I had never heard of? Well, its about that good. Wouldnt have missed anything if I'd never seen this made-for-TV by-the-numbers comedy.


More of a curiosity piece than comedy classic, this flick still has some charm to it. This was the Fox network's first television movie. It's nice to see Carlin in a starring role (even if he is hammy as hell) and it's interesting to see how even at this early stage Ben Stiller pretty much had his screen persona solidified. Most entertaining here, however, is former (and future) Beverly Hillbilly Buddy Ebsen in one of his final performances. Not great, but diverting.

Ben Ritchie
Ben Ritchie

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