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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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Stokes (as Larry Fishburne)
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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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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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When MSG McKinney is talking to Bean during the first "hat clear" check, the boom mic is reflected in McKinney's sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

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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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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