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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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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  »

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$2,070,871 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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 ribbons [over left pocket] of everyone are in the wrong order. No service patch on right shoulder of the JAG officer but has Korean War and United Nation ribbons. Warriors, Inc. and Capt. Dale USMC Ret'd should know better. See more »


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Cpl. Gerald Gessner: All right ladies, LISTEN UP! You've got FIFTEEN MINUTES to shower, shave, shit, shine, shampoo! YOU HEAR ME! Now DO IT!
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Why is this film so unknown ? It really deserves to be recognised as a great film along with the Nam films of the late 70s early 80s. To me it has quite a Nam feel to it, (the progression of the relationship between the inmates, and the constant battle with the higher ranks). Deterioration of character screams out "Apocalypse Now", but the team aspect shows a strong influence from films such as "Platoon". The film itself is set during the time of Nam, but can't be bracketed as one. Charlie Sheen has once again took part as the lead role in a great film. I can't see the film working with any other actor ! His cold manner, but warm heart is seen also in the classic "Platoon". All in all this film is a good modern story. Which I recommend to not only Vietnam film fans, but to a general audience.

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