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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 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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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!

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Alec Baldwin, Patrick Swayze and Alicia Silverstone were all originally announced for this in 1997. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 23 August 1997 (1997) See more »

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The Great Epic
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Entertaining off-beat comedy.
4 March 1999 | by Neil-46See all my reviews

Free Money was not at all what I had expected. It is an entertaining comedy with Brando having great fun. Charlie Sheen also plays against type as a nerd duped into marriage with one of Brando's daughters.

This premiered on Sky TV in the UK without even so much as a video release but is much more entertaining than a lot of other Charlie Sheen movies of late. I enjoyed it!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1998 (Singapore) See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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