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Cadence (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama | 15 February 1991 (USA)
Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

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Mr. Vito
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Bean Sr.
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Principal (as Tom Mcbeath)
David Glyn-Jones ...
Funeral Director
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Mrs. Vito
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Tattooist (as Jennifer Griffin)
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M.P. in Bar
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Sager
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Brooks
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Stokes (as Larry Fishburne)
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Charlie Sheen plays a rebellious inmate in an Army stockade.

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

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Stockade  »

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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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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 ribbons [over left pocket] of everyone are in the wrong order. No service patch on right shoulder of the JAG officer but has Korean War and United Nation ribbons. Warriors, Inc. and Capt. Dale USMC Ret'd should know better. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence: I dreamt I woke up and I was *white*.
Roosevelt Stokes: That's no dream man. That's a nightmare
Lawrence: You tellin' me, Brother Man. I had this sudden urge to start clappin' on one and three.
[laughter from the Soul Patrol]
Lawrence: Then I started listenin' to all this *weird* music like Creedence Clearwater Revival and uh.. uh.. Three Dogs in the Night.
[more laughter from the Soul Patrol]
Lawrence: Then I found myself eating cream cheese and bagels.
[more laughter from the Soul Patrol]
Lawrence: Then, I don't know why, but I had this sudden urge to ...
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I like this film.
25 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Why is this film so unknown ? It really deserves to be recognised as a great film along with the Nam films of the late 70s early 80s. To me it has quite a Nam feel to it, (the progression of the relationship between the inmates, and the constant battle with the higher ranks). Deterioration of character screams out "Apocalypse Now", but the team aspect shows a strong influence from films such as "Platoon". The film itself is set during the time of Nam, but can't be bracketed as one. Charlie Sheen has once again took part as the lead role in a great film. I can't see the film working with any other actor ! His cold manner, but warm heart is seen also in the classic "Platoon". All in all this film is a good modern story. Which I recommend to not only Vietnam film fans, but to a general audience.


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