Cadence (1990)


“I guess you’ve chosen your team after all. Well I got news for you, you chose the WRONG one. You hear me! YOU CHOSE THE WRONG ONE! ” – McKinney

Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Sep 2019)

Brief Synopsis – After getting into a fight with an MP in a bar, a solider is sentenced to the stockade where he must deal with a sadistic prison guard.

My Take on it – This is a film that I’ve never had any desire to see, but since I’m trying to watch more films with Charlie Sheen, I figured that I would give this movie a shot.

IT was terrible.

Nothing about it works and it almost entirely falls completely flat.

Sheen feels way out of his depth with this kind of role and despite him being the epitome of an actor who can act ludicris, but this film doesn’t allow him to really break out in such a role and things are much too tame for this kind of personality.

He doesn’t manage to make us care about his character at all and that’s quite a shame.

The plot is a mess and very little of it actually makes any sense.

Martin Sheen actually directed this movie and one would expect much more from such a talented actor when choosing a project to direct.

The fact that he takes on one of the central roles of the film would make us expect even more from him, but his character is far too sadistic for us to believe that the seemingly nice Sheen could portray such a character who is the opposite of what he often plays.

This film has plot holes galore and this makes things even stranger to try and figure out

This is a film that has so much more potential than its able to realized and it’s wasted here because this is such a horrendous presentation.

Bottom Line – Terrible movie that doesn’t work at all.  Sheen is out of his depth with this character and fails to make us care about what will happen to him at all.  Much of the plot seems to make little sense and even with Sheen Sr. and Fishburne, they aren’t able to endear any of the characters to the audience. Sheen Sr. actually directed this film and one would expect more from such a talented actor like him especially when he takes on one of the main roles which is very much against type for him.  The story is filled with lots of plot holes that don’t help move the story forward and the potential of such a story is completely wasted here due to the mediocrity of it all.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Gary Busey was cast as McKinney. However, nine days into production, Busey’s erratic behavior on set caused director Martin Sheen to fire him and step into the role himself. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)

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