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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15 February 1991 (USA)  »

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$2,070,871 (USA)
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The songs Sweetbread Crane sings ("Give me water" and "The end of my journey") were both songs the actor Harry Stewart wrote himself. "Give me water" is actually part of the Sam Cooke song "Chain Gang" See more »

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Early bar scene 1965, Bean walks in the bar and passes a push button pay telephone. These phones came out in the mid '70s. 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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Chain Gang
Written by Sam Cooke
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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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