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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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Stockade  »

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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 »

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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 »

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[Bean refuses to identify his assailant]
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: Now then, I want to tell you people about your new roommate. This Mr. Bean here's a real *smart-ass* who thinks he's better than the rest of us. While all you color boys been busy soldiering, what do you think he's been doing? DOGGING IT, that's what! Dead-heading! And playing the SICK-CALL SOLDIER! Well, he will learn *not to dog it in HERE*! And YOU PEOPLE will grunt and sweat every last second with him until he DOES learn it!
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: [...]
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In the Sweet Bye and Bye
by Rick Gibson
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I like this film.
25 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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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