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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 »

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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

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$173,601, 21 January 1991

Gross USA:

$2,070,871

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

The nametag of the MP behind the reception desk at the psychiatric ward McKinney is sent to after his trial reads "Estevez" - Martin Sheen's original last name, and the last name of his son, Ramon, who plays Pfc. Gessner. See more »

Goofs

When MSGT McKinney turns over the prisoners to PVT Stokes to march to the mess hall, PVT Stokes calls, "Column right..." They were standing in two ranks and could not do a column right from that formation. They needed to do a "right face," first, then two column right maneuvers to head for the gate. Since they would be parallel to the gate, another column right would be called. Stokes, also, did a column right without announcing it outside the gate. See more »

Quotes

Bryce: Well don't you know...
Roosevelt StokesBryceWebbLawrenceHarry 'Sweetbread' Crane: That's the sound of the men. Get back. Working on the chain... Ga-e-ang...
Bryce: Well don't you know...
Roosevelt StokesBryceWebbLawrenceHarry 'Sweetbread' Crane: That's the sound of the men. Get back. Working on the chain... gang...
Harry 'Sweetbread' Crane: And let me hear you say it...
Roosevelt StokesBryceWebbLawrenceHarry 'Sweetbread' Crane: Oooh... Ahhhh... Oooh... Ahhh...
Bryce: Well don't you know...
[song repeats a few more times]
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Soundtracks

End of My Journey
Written by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Performed by Harry Stewart
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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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