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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Part of a mini-cycle of Hollywood movies made during the 1980s centering around the military experience. The pictures include Taps (1981), Stripes (1981), Private Benjamin (1980), Up the Academy (1980), The Lords of Discipline (1983) and An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). Then the mid-late 1980s saw a few more: Cadence (1990), Biloxi Blues (1988), Heartbreak Ridge (1986) and Full Metal Jacket (1987). See more »

Goofs

The flags in the courtroom are reversed; the flag of the United States should be positioned to its own right of any other flag or standard, even on an American military installation on foreign soil. Also U.S. Army flags or standards, even the National Flag, should have spearhead pole finials instead of eagle pole finials. Eagles are reserved for civilian flags and the President of the United States. See more »

Quotes

[Gessner protests leaving McKinney alone with the prisoners in the woods]
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: Don't you...
[decks Gessner]
MSgt. Otis V. McKinney: EVER question my orders, you snot-faced brown nose! I will not tolerate insubordination by anyone in my command!
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Soundtracks

Subterranean Homesick Blues
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
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Great movie....really better that rated
29 May 2004 | by CrayzcanuckSee all my reviews

This movie surprised me. I am not really big on Charlie Sheen movies, other than Platoon, but this is a truly good movie. Martin Sheen gives a good performance, as does the supporting cast. The setting, while not authentic, is real enough. The dialogue and acting are both excellent and believable. I found I was interested in the characters, and although the ending is predictable, it was fitting. I would recommend this movie to just about anyone, other that the hardcore action enthusiast. Definitely an entertaining film, and one that is quite a bit better than the rating it has received. I wouldn't hesitate to rent it again.


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