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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Principal (as Tom Mcbeath)
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Jenn Griffin ...
Tattooist (as Jennifer Griffin)
G.I. - Bar
Deryl Hayes ...
Stokes (as Larry Fishburne)


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:

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$2,070,871 (USA)

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Pfc. Franklin Fairchild Bean: I can't. I can't be your friend.
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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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Camaraderie and Class
18 September 2004 | by (MI) – See all my reviews

Perhaps, it was my having seen this movie with a bunch of my Army buddies - while in the Army. Or maybe, being a Larry/Laurence Fishburne FANATIC! It could be that I saw this with my heart open and my mind closed...nah, none of the above reasons are why this movie ranks as one of my all-time favorites. It is the camaraderie and class of the relationship that Martin Sheen created with his main characters.

Never have I seen a movie with such honesty and triumph. Truly, I saw the ending before it came...but I didn't care. Isn't that what a GOOD director will do - make you appreciate the movie and not focus on what the end result will be.

The "End of My Journey" rips through me every time I hear it. A great film study on what true friendship is when race is not factored into the equation. 9/10 - And, I know flicks!

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