As punishment for drunken, rebellious behavior, a young white soldier is thrown into a stockade populated entirely by black inmates. But instead of falling victim to racial hatred, the soldier joins forces with his fellow prisoners and rises up against the insanely tyrannical and bigoted prison warden.

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  1. Martin Sheen

    Director, Writer

  2. Dennis Shryack


Top Billed Cast

  1. Martin Sheen

    Martin Sheen

    MSgt. Otis V. McKinney

  2. Charlie Sheen

    Charlie Sheen

    Pfc. Franklin Fairchild Bean

  3. Laurence Fishburne

    Laurence Fishburne

    Roosevelt Stokes

  4. Blu Mankuma

    Blu Mankuma

    Eugene 'Spoonman' Bryce

  5. Michael Beach

    Michael Beach

    Edward James Webb

  6. Harry Stewart

    Harry Stewart

    Harry 'Sweetbread' Crane

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • December 31, 1990
    PG-13, Theatrical



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