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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Principal (as Tom Mcbeath)
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Tattooist (as Jennifer Griffin)
G.I. - Bar
Deryl Hayes ...
Stokes (as Larry Fishburne)


Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

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




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Release Date:

15 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stockade  »

Box Office


$2,070,871 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gary Busey was cast as McKinney. However, nine days into production, Busey's erratic behavior on set caused director Martin Sheen to fire him and step into the role himself. See more »


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 »


Lawrence: I dreamt I woke up and I was *white*.
Roosevelt Stokes: That's no dream man. That's a nightmare
Lawrence: You tellin' me, Brother Man. I had this sudden urge to start clappin' on one and three.
[laughter from the Soul Patrol]
Lawrence: Then I started listenin' to all this *weird* music like Creedence Clearwater Revival and uh.. uh.. Three Dogs in the Night.
[more laughter from the Soul Patrol]
Lawrence: Then I found myself eating cream cheese and bagels.
[more laughter from the Soul Patrol]
Lawrence: Then, I don't know why, but I had this sudden urge to ...
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End of My Journey
Written by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Performed by Harry Stewart
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Surprisingly good
26 September 2004 | by (Little Falls, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I seldom comment on a movie, but I so strongly disagreed with a prior comment on this movie, I felt I had to add two cents. I found this entrant far from boring. I have watched it four or five times, each time finding a new focus. The movie's idea is interesting, the conflict between the Sheens believable and well played, and the supporting cast excellent. Laurence Fishburne and James Marshall in particular are pleasures to watch. As the second of Sheen's two stints as a director I was impressed. Even the basic set works for me. And the music is so good that I continue to look from time to time to see if an actual CD is available. I believe that if you get your hands on this movie you won't be disappointed.

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