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Writers (WGA):
Tony Peck (written by) &
Joseph Brutsman (written by)
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Release Date:
3 December 1998 (Singapore) See more »
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Walrus-like warden, Sven "Swede" Sorenson, a cross between Bluto and Wimpy, runs the prison, murders convicts who escape... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Marlon Brando ... Warden Sven 'The Swede' Sorenson

Donald Sutherland ... Judge Rolf Rausenberger

Charlie Sheen ... Bud Dyerson (as Charles Sheen)

Thomas Haden Church ... Larry

Mira Sorvino ... Agent Karen Polarski

Martin Sheen ... New Warden

David Arquette ... Ned Jebee

Jean Pierre Bergeron ... Lauter (as JP Bergeron)

Rémy Girard ... Louis
Roc LaFortune ... Dwayne

Roy Dupuis ... The Turk
Christin Watson ... Inga Sorenson
Holly Watson ... Liv Sorenson
James Hyndman ... Mack
Frank Fontaine ... Sheriff Earl Knudsen
Tom Rack ... Reverend Schmidt

Pierrette Robitaille ... Mrs. Reverend Schmidt
Robert Burns ... One Man Band

Gordon Masten ... Principal Mike Hock

Alain Goulem ... Brake-man Doug

Robin Leach ... Robin Leach
Sylvie Potvin ... Doris
Tamar Kozlov ... Kim Schmidt
Dorothée Berryman ... Miss Jensen
Marie Tifo ... Miss Hammer
Kent McQuaid ... Billy

Jeff Roop ... Brad (as Jeffrey Roop)
Art Kitching ... Kyle

Matthew Boylan ... Deputy Bud Knudsen
Sylvain Beauchamps ... Handsome (as Sylvain Beauchamp)
Robert Norman ... Kitchen Boss
Emidio Michetti ... Chief Kitchen Guard

Joseph Brutsman ... Slim Paul
Pierre Powers ... Jacques
Cynthia Frazier ... Vita
Candice Frazier ... Juanita
Pierre Couillard ... Mexican Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chantal Lonergan

Maggie Shuter ... Extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
Yves Simoneau 
Writing credits
Tony Peck (written by) (as Anthony Peck) &
Joseph Brutsman (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Brutsman .... executive producer
Nicolas Clermont .... producer
Stewart Harding .... co-producer
Richard Lalonde .... line producer
Bret Michaels .... associate producer
Tony Peck .... executive producer
Elie Samaha .... executive producer
Shane Stanley .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Cinematography by
David Franco 
Film Editing by
Yves Langlois 
Casting by
Vera Miller 
Nadia Rona 
Production Design by
Michel Proulx 
Art Direction by
Jean Kazemirchuk 
Costume Design by
François Barbeau 
Makeup Department
Linda Bourgon .... assistant hair stylist
Serge Morache .... assistant hair stylist
Marcelo Padovani .... hair stylist
Pierre Saindon .... makeup artist
Nathalie Trépanier .... makeup artist
Production Management
George Jardon .... post-production supervisor
Mario Nadeau .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Roméo Desjardins .... second assistant director
Simon-Édouard Pilon .... third assistant director
Louis-Philippe Rochon .... first assistant director
Art Department
Francis Back .... storyboard artist
Alain Brochu .... construction supervisor
Jean-François Campeau .... assistant art director
Simon Chamberland .... property master
Eric Lafrance .... carpenter
Martin Chalifoux .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Marc H. Beaulieu .... boom operator
Michel B. Bordeleau .... supervising sound editor
Ismael Cordeiro .... production sound mixer
Michel Descombes .... sound re-recording mixer
Gavin Fernandes .... sound re-recording mixer
Natalie Fleurant .... dialogue editor
Marc Gagnon .... sound editor
Richard Lavoie .... boom operator
France Leduc .... assistant sound editor
Raymond Legault .... sound designer
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Sylvie Masse .... sound effects editor
Mireille Morin .... adr editor
Sylvain Richard .... assistant sound editor
Bruno Ruffolo .... adr recordist
Victoria Rose Sampson .... adr supervisor: Los Angeles
Mark Shnuriwsky .... sound editor
Steve Whelan .... adr voices
Eric Zimmer .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
Pierre Côté .... special effects technician
Mario Dumont .... special effects senior technician
André Laforest .... special effects technician
André Laperrière .... special effects rigger
Francis Marleau .... effects runner
Eric-André Paquin .... special effects technician
Sebastien Roussel .... special effects technician
Martin Williams .... special effects rigger
Visual Effects by
Patrice-Alain Barrette .... visual effects: Hybride
Sébastien Bergeron .... visual effects: Hybride
Louise Bertrand .... digital effects production manager: Hybride
Benoit Brière .... visual effects: Hybride
Nicolas Cotta .... digital compositor: Hybride
Thierry Delattre .... visual effects: Hybride
Mélanie Goyette .... administration: Hybride
François Lambert .... digital compositor: Hybride
Daniel Leduc .... digital effects supervisor: Hybride
Patrick Legault .... computer system support: Hybride
Charles Marchand .... Flame artist
Charles Marchand .... digital compositor: Hybride
Sébastien Moreau .... inferno compositor: Hybride
Michel Murdock .... visual effects financial controller: Hybride
Dominique Normand .... digital compositor: Hybride
Pierre Raymond .... digital effects producer: Hybride
Sylvie Talbot .... digital compositor: Hybride
Mike Chute .... stunt double
Marc Désourdy .... lead stunt double
Jean Frenette .... stunts
Stéphane Lefebvre .... stunt coordinator
Louis Pharand .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Benoît Alarie .... grip
Jean-Yves Denis .... grip
Nathalie Lasselin .... focus puller: second unit
Raynald Lavoie .... electrician
Christian Lemay .... second assistant camera
Nicolas Marion .... first assistant camera
Clyde Miller .... assistant camera: aerials and Wescam camera
Denis Ménard .... best boy
Pierre Provost .... gaffer
Michel Périard .... key grip
Geoffroy St-Hilaire .... camera trainee
Michel Steinmetzer .... electrician
Jan Thijs .... still photographer
Paul Tremblay .... best boy grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Arnsby .... costumer
Anne Duceppe .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Marc Lussier .... colorist: dailies
Isabelle Malenfant .... assistant editor
Music Department
Stanley Behrens .... musician: harmonica
Lisa Brown .... music supervisor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Stephen Krause .... scoring mixer
Roger Neill .... composer: additional music
Roger Neill .... conductor
Roger Neill .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Aleck Duncan .... principal cast driver: Mira Sorvino
Joe Sanchez .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Suzo Barzman .... assistant: Ms. Sorvino
Francis Choquette .... production assistant
Esther Côté .... script trainee
Céline Daignault .... train coordinator
Bram Eisenthal .... unit publicist
Josée Francis .... assistant location manager
Paule Girardin .... production secretary
Renée Hébert .... assistant to producer
Mario Morin .... production assistant
Nathalie Picard .... script supervisor
Ellie Presner .... script revisor

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Rated R for some violence, language and sexuality
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Mixed Bag of Brilliant Treasure, 2 October 2007
Author: Zen Bones from USA

Currently this film has a 4.8 rating here at IMDb but in my opinion, VERY unjustly so! It teeters constantly between quirky, sweet humor, and macabre, almost cartoonish dark comedy. Which is to say, it's quintessential Brando. There's even a brief freeze-frame in the film of Brando with his hands flapping by his face in a 'neah-neah' gesture that is so 'Brandoesque'. He knows that his physical presence (a seemingly 500-pound ballet dancer) is a grand mixture of Father Christmas, Charlie Chaplin, Edward G. Robinson, and the man who bites off the heads of chickens at the circus. You just never know what you're going to get with him, so you - and the other characters in the film - are always kept a bit on edge (he played a somewhat similar character in "The Freshman"; another film that I've always thought was underrated).

Anyway, the train heist is merely a minor plot point, so I'm guessing that maybe that's why the movie bombed. Audiences were probably expecting a heist story with a solid, formula plot (probably along the scale of "Oceans Twelve"), and I'm guessing they felt extremely uncomfortable with the film's humble speed. The big-name cast also probably didn't help, because the film has a real 'Canadian provincial' feel to it (Hollywood, this film is not!). Nevertheless, the entire cast is fantastic; particularly Thomas Haden Church who I never would have guessed was the same guy in "Sideways"! Perhaps I'm just nuts, but I think this is a sleeper gem that has yet to find its true audience.

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