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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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$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Prior to this film, Charlie Sheen and 'Donald Sutherland' co-starred in Shadow Conspiracy (1997), which came out a year prior and was on the shelf for a year. Free Money also suffered the same fate before it finally released on video in 1999. See more »

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Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 23 August 1997 (1997) See more »

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You Make Me Feel Brand New
Written by Thom Bell (as Thomas Bell) and Linda Creed
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Weird, uneven curiosity....
25 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone in this movie, Marlon Brando, Donald Sutherland, Charles Sheen, Thomas Hayden Church, Mira Sorvino, seem to simply be going through the motions, yet occasionally, bright moments of very dark comedy arise from the murky script. Speaking of the script, it just never gives the feeling of being fully developed, the actors appear to be simply freewheeling as they go along. Nevertheless, the film is watchable, and there is a chance that repeat viewings may actually improve the experience. A curiosity at best for Brando's over the top performance, a bad film at worst for the uneven script, "Free Money" might have just enough weirdness to survive. - MERK


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