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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 »

Director:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film features past and present Academy Award winners and one future nominee. They include Marlon Brando, Mira Sorvino and later on Thomas Haden Church. See more »

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Referenced in Conan: Return to A-Hole Acres (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Money (That's What I Want)
Written by Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy, Jr.) and Janie Bradford
Performed by Dr. John
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Lake of fire
13 June 2016 | by pzivojinovicSee all my reviews

This movie, with its superb cast, starts out as a lighthearted comedy. All of a sudden, it takes a hard left turn - leaving the viewer wondering, "What happened? Is this the same movie I was watching a minute ago?" Brando is absolutely charming and hilarious in this dark comedy and the writing is first-rate. The cinematography of the woods and country is breathtaking and you really get a sense of this "small town" from the script and acting. Sheen and Church are fabulous in their parts although Sheen sometimes speaks a little fast in some of the comic punchlines, so seeing it more than once would be of benefit. The jokes are terrible, and it's all in poor taste. The other actors {Sheen, Sorvino, and Sutherland} are O.K. in their roles. It's Brando that you can't take your eyes off of. He only made one more film after this " The Score" and that was more of a cameo. This was his last starring role in a movie and it is worth watching.

Overall rating: 6 out of 10.


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