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Cadence (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama | 15 February 1991 (USA)
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Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

Director:

Martin Sheen

Writers:

Dennis Shryack (screenplay), Gordon Weaver (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Bean
Jay Brazeau ... Mr. Vito
Matt Clark ... Bean Sr.
Tom McBeath ... Principal (as Tom Mcbeath)
David Glyn-Jones David Glyn-Jones ... Funeral Director
Samantha Langevin ... Mrs. Vito
Jenn Griffin ... Tattooist (as Jennifer Griffin)
Tony Pantages Tony Pantages ... G.I. - Bar
Deryl Hayes ... M.P. in Bar
David Michael O'Neill ... Sager
Roark Critchlow ... Brooks
Martin Sheen ... McKinney
Ramon Estevez ... Gessner
James Marshall ... Lamar
Laurence Fishburne ... Stokes (as Larry Fishburne)
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Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes you've got to stand out to fit in.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stockade See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$173,601, 21 January 1991

Gross USA:

$2,070,871

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,070,871
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The passage being read aloud by 'Spoonman' Bryce on Bean's first day at hard labor near the windmill is found in Chapter 5 of the book, "The Brothers Karamazov" by 'Fyodor Dostoevsky'. See more »

Goofs

The flags in the courtroom are reversed; the flag of the United States should be positioned to its own right of any other flag or standard, even on an American military installation on foreign soil. Also U.S. Army flags or standards, even the National Flag, should have spearhead pole finials instead of eagle pole finials. Eagles are reserved for civilian flags and the President of the United States. See more »

Quotes

[Gessner protests leaving McKinney alone with the prisoners in the woods]
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: Don't you...
[decks Gessner]
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: EVER question my orders, you snot-faced brown nose! I will not tolerate insubordination by anyone in my command!
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Subterranean Homesick Blues
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
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3 Paws up!
7 December 2000 | by war_cat2See all my reviews

Plot summary: Charlie Sheen is thrown into an army stockade with a whole gang of brothers, and they need to learn to work together to get through it. Translation: He's the only white guy in the bunch, and if his honky azz messes up, he won't be rollin'.

This underground (hardly any theater time) military movie turns out to be quite a winner. Charlie Sheen is superb, Laurence Fishburne does a great job, and Martin Sheen pulls off a great directorial debut to the big screen (along with a nice acting performance). I was in the army for many years and I could totally relate sometimes how it was to be the white guy trying to fit in. It's a tough situation to capture in film and make work (it's been attempted hundreds of times), but Martin does a very nice job. The 'Chain Gang' song they sing through the movie was so good that I recorded it off the the movie to MP3. My squad once attempted to perform that cadence dance. It was very amusing. 'Gig for Bean' is a quote I used to say all the time. Every once in awhile someone would get it and it would be a classic moment. 3 out of 4 paws on this one. (More reviews at www,warcat,com)


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