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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 overview, first billed only:
Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson
Judge Rolf Rausenberger
Bud Dyerson (as Charles Sheen)
Agent Karen Polarski
New Warden
Ned Jebee
Lauter (as JP Bergeron)
Roc LaFortune ...
The Turk
Christin Watson ...
Inga Sorenson
Holly Watson ...
Liv Sorenson
James Hyndman ...
Frank Fontaine ...
Sheriff Earl Knudsen


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 <>

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Right scheme, wrong guys!


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

3 December 1998 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Asalta como puedas  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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Entertaining off-beat comedy.
4 March 1999 | by (Belfast, N.Ireland) – See all my reviews

Free Money was not at all what I had expected. It is an entertaining comedy with Brando having great fun. Charlie Sheen also plays against type as a nerd duped into marriage with one of Brando's daughters.

This premiered on Sky TV in the UK without even so much as a video release but is much more entertaining than a lot of other Charlie Sheen movies of late. I enjoyed it!

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