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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.

Director:

Martin Sheen

Writers:

Dennis Shryack (screenplay), Gordon Weaver (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Bean
Jay Brazeau ... Mr. Vito
Matt Clark ... Bean Sr.
Tom McBeath ... Principal (as Tom Mcbeath)
David Glyn-Jones David Glyn-Jones ... Funeral Director
Samantha Langevin ... Mrs. Vito
Jenn Griffin ... Tattooist (as Jennifer Griffin)
Tony Pantages Tony Pantages ... G.I. - Bar
Deryl Hayes ... M.P. in Bar
David Michael O'Neill ... Sager
Roark Critchlow ... Brooks
Martin Sheen ... McKinney
Ramon Estevez ... Gessner
James Marshall ... Lamar
Laurence Fishburne ... Stokes (as Larry Fishburne)
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Storyline

Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes you've got to stand out to fit in.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stockade See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$173,601, 21 January 1991, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,070,871
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The passage being read aloud by 'Spoonman' Bryce on Bean's first day at hard labor near the windmill is found in Chapter 5 of the book, "The Brothers Karamazov" by 'Fyodor Dostoevsky'. See more »

Goofs

When MSG McKinney is talking to Bean during the first "hat clear" check, the boom mic is reflected in McKinney's sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

[McKinney wants to be friends with Bean]
Pfc. Franklin Fairchild Bean: I can't. I can't be your friend.
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: Why? Am I not as good as your color buddies?
Pfc. Franklin Fairchild Bean: You're a bully! And I hate EVERYTHING you stand for!
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: GERALD!
[Gessner comes in]
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: [to Gerald] Escort this prisoner back to the compound before I throw him out the window. Dismissed!
[Gessner and Bean leave]
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: That son of a BITCH!
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Working on the Chain Gang
6 October 2018 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

Plagued with a bad attitude and seriously lacking discipline, "Franklin Bean" (Charlie Sheen) joins the United States Army right after high school. Not long afterward, his father dies unexpectedly and this subsequently has a profound affect upon him. To that end, he gets into a drunken brawl while stationed in West Germany and for that he is sentenced to serve 90 days in a local stockade. Unfortunately, his attitude problems continue and this creates extreme friction with both his new NCOIC, "Master Sergeant Otis McKinney" (Martin Sheen) and his fellow prisoners. Likewise, the fact that all of his prison mates are black doesn't help his situation either. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was an interesting film for the most part in that it highlighted some of the social issues surrounding race relations within the U.S. military during this particular era. Admittedly, the plot was rather predictable but even so I found it to be somewhat enjoyable and I have rated it accordingly. Slightly above average.


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