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Free Money (1998)

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Walrus-like warden, Sven "Swede" Sorenson, a cross between Bluto and Wimpy, runs the prison, murders convicts who escape, and has the FBI on his trail in the form of agent Karen Polarski, ... See full summary »

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Yves Simoneau

Writers:

Tony Peck (as Anthony Peck), Joseph Brutsman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Brando ... The Swede
Donald Sutherland ... Judge Rolf Rausenberger
Charlie Sheen ... Bud (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 Christin Watson ... Inga
Holly Watson Holly Watson ... Liv
James Hyndman ... Mack
Frank Fontaine ... Sheriff Earl Knudsen
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Storyline

Walrus-like warden, Sven "Swede" Sorenson, a cross between Bluto and Wimpy, runs the prison, murders convicts who escape, and has the FBI on his trail in the form of agent Karen Polarski, the daughter of the town's corrupt judge. Swede's twins tell their father they're pregnant (they aren't), so he pushes their dim boyfriends, Bud and Larry, into shotgun marriages. He also turns his sons-in-law into slave labor, so Bud hatches an escape plan: to rob a train carrying old bills to the mint for burning. Larry's his reluctant accomplice. When Bud is captured and railroaded into Swede's jail, his death looks certain, until he hatches yet another plan that requires Larry's help. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Right scheme, wrong guys!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1998 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Asalta como puedas See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of three films in which Charlie Sheen was billed under the name Charles. This was in keeping to his turning a new leaf in his personal life after his battles with alcohol and drug addiction along with the infamous Heidi Fleiss scandal. He would later return to his more familiar name after replacing Michael J. Fox on the hit series, Spin City (1996) in 2000. See more »

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Features Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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A Cult Classic in the Making
13 August 2006 | by whipsnade76See all my reviews

If any film deserves to become a cult classic, this is one. It is very bizarre and, truly, unlike anything I've ever seen. It might be trying to rip off the Coen brothers' slapstick comedies, but it has its own strange tone unlike their films. It's like a living cartoon, basically. It feels even broader than even something like 'The Ladykillers' or 'Raising Arizona' - if that seems possible. The main point of watching it is Brando, who is unrecognizable with his hysterical swede accent. He even does slapstick ... using his enormous girth for comic effect. It is strangely enduring and, despite everything, likable! Overall, this is not for all tastes. But if you like iconic stars in very strange films, this is for you. It might deserve a rediscovery sometime soon. When the comments pages mainly only has two responses -- it's great or it's horrible -- you know something interesting is going on.


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