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Free Money (1998)

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Walrus-like warden, Sven "Swede" Sorenson, a cross between Bluto and Wimpy, runs the prison, murders convicts who escape, and has the FBI on his trail in the form of agent Karen Polarski, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson
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Judge Rolf Rausenberger
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Bud Dyerson (as Charles Sheen)
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Larry
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Agent Karen Polarski
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New Warden
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Ned Jebee
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Lauter (as JP Bergeron)
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Louis
Roc LaFortune ...
Dwayne
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The Turk
Christin Watson ...
Inga Sorenson
Holly Watson ...
Liv Sorenson
James Hyndman ...
Mack
Frank Fontaine ...
Sheriff Earl Knudsen
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Walrus-like warden, Sven "Swede" Sorenson, a cross between Bluto and Wimpy, runs the prison, murders convicts who escape, and has the FBI on his trail in the form of agent Karen Polarski, the daughter of the town's corrupt judge. Swede's twins tell their father they're pregnant (they aren't), so he pushes their dim boyfriends, Bud and Larry, into shotgun marriages. He also turns his sons-in-law into slave labor, so Bud hatches an escape plan: to rob a train carrying old bills to the mint for burning. Larry's his reluctant accomplice. When Bud is captured and railroaded into Swede's jail, his death looks certain, until he hatches yet another plan that requires Larry's help. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Right scheme, wrong guys!

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Rated R for some violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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3 December 1998 (Singapore)  »

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Free Money  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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The film features past and present Academy Award winners and one future nominee. They include Marlon Brando, Mira Sorvino and later on Thomas Haden Church. See more »

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Features WWF Raw (1993) See more »

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Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
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funny, irreverent, clever movie
18 July 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Loved this film. Marlon Brando, is a blunt over-the-top parody of a small minded religious, authoritarian, middle American bigot. Very humorous characterization as when Marlon Brando who is a sadistic murderous prison warden, prone to holier-than-thou, fire-and- brimstone religious judgments, covers his beloved truck with a giant American flag and gives thanks to the lord for his truck and all the great trucks America gives to the world. Brando is a genius. He makes these quirky speeches that are soft spoken and impromptu, yet so brilliant, subtle and befitting of the oddball character he plays. Although this movie is perfectly obtuse and surreal, it hilariously portrays a certain truth about dishonest, self- centered, small town Ameircan religious fanatics. Fun just to see the assortment of big name actors even if for minor roles. Sorvino plays an interesting character who makes it big as an FBI agent returning to her hometown to track down Marlon Brando . Lots of interesting comical references to small town politics and culture. Reminds me of David Lynch. Quirky and thoughtful.


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