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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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Drama

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15 February 1991 (USA)  »

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$2,070,871 (USA)
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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 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 »

Quotes

[McKinney wants to be friends with Bean]
Pfc. Franklin Fairchild Bean: I can't. I can't be your friend.
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: Why? Am I not as good as your color buddies?
Pfc. Franklin Fairchild Bean: You're a bully! And I hate EVERYTHING you stand for!
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: GERALD!
[Gessner comes in]
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: [to Gerald] Escort this prisoner back to the compound before I throw him out the window. Dismissed!
[Gessner and Bean leave]
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: That son of a BITCH!
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In the Sweet Bye and Bye
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an unforgettable movie with a fantastic story and great acting!
4 January 1999 | by (Doraville, Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

More than any of his other movies that I have seen (even "Wall Street" and "Platoon"), "Cadence" makes me hope that Charlie Sheen will not throw away his talent. He does a remarkable job in this movie, which is even more impressive because everyone else does a terrific job too! (Martin Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Beach...) This movie didn't last long in the theaters, which is a real shame, because too many people missed it! It has a timeless, touching message of brotherhood, acceptance and friendship, which it conveys through an interesting story and very engaging characters. Overall, it's serious, and even disturbing at times, but it has enough humor and light moments to give you hope and a good feeling at the end. The dream about being white and the prison-yard basketball game are two wonderful and memorable scenes, and you never will hear the song "Chain Gang" quite the same way again! I love this movie! I hope you will, too!


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