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Cadence (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama | 15 February 1991 (USA)
Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

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Cast

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Mr. Vito
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Bean Sr.
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Principal (as Tom Mcbeath)
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Mrs. Vito
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M.P. in Bar
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Sager
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Brooks
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$173,601 (USA) (21 January 1991)

Gross:

$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 »

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

Roosevelt Stokes: [Bean tries to isolate himself from the 'Soul Patrol'] Listen up, Bean. If you want to be over here by yourself, that's your business. But let me tell you something. We are *all* in this together! That means you do *not* operate entirely on your own in here. Nobody does. You will pull your weight, or we will make you wish you had. See, your being white don't mean *shit* in here. 'Cause as far as that old bastard out there is concerned, we're all *niggers* in here. You dig it!
Pfc. Franklin Fairchild Bean: I dig it.
Roosevelt Stokes: I knew ...
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Chain Gang
Written by Sam Cooke
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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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