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Cadence (1990)

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

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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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Drama

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15 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Stockade  »

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$2,070,871 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The nametag of the MP behind the reception desk at the psychiatric ward McKinney is sent to after his trial reads "Estevez" - Martin Sheen's original last name, and the last name of his son, Ramon, who plays Pfc. Gessner. 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

Bryce: Well don't you know...
Roosevelt StokesBryceWebbLawrenceHarry 'Sweetbread' Crane: That's the sound of the men. Get back. Working on the chain... Ga-e-ang...
Bryce: Well don't you know...
Roosevelt StokesBryceWebbLawrenceHarry 'Sweetbread' Crane: That's the sound of the men. Get back. Working on the chain... gang...
Harry 'Sweetbread' Crane: And let me hear you say it...
Roosevelt StokesBryceWebbLawrenceHarry 'Sweetbread' Crane: Oooh... Ahhhh... Oooh... Ahhh...
Bryce: Well don't you know...
[song repeats a few more times]
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Great acting ensemble creates a riveting drama.
30 October 2000 | by (Gold Coast, Australia) – See all my reviews

Reading Maltin's summary may steer you away from a film which, after an unpromising beginning, develops into a gripping drama, aided no end by superb acting from the nine very individual players in this film: Charlie Sheen, as the white prisoner incarcerated with five black soldiers in a military stockade, the two very different white guards, and Martin Sheen as the bullying and racist Sergeant who causes the tension to mount as his personal problems drive him to take out his frustrations on his charges. Martin Sheen perhaps gives the weakest, because least believable, characterization. It is Charlie Sheen as the initially wary room mate and the five finely etched black prisoners, all very good in their roles, who forge a memorable dramatic scenario out of their situation. Martin Sheen's sole directorial effort makes the most of the increasingly tense story-line. See it, it's good!


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