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Free Money (1999)




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The Swede (Marlon Brando), a prison warden, rules his family and his prison with an iron hand in one of the coldest parts of North Dakota. When an inmate dies under mysterious circumstances, however, the FBI sends in agent Karen Polarski (Mira Sorvino) to investigate. On the home front, the sons-in-law of the Swede, Larry (Thomas Haden Church) and Bud (Charlie Sheen) accidentally discover that a train loaded with millions of dollars of unmarked currency slated to be destroyed will soon be passing through. The temptation is too great and the guys hatch a scheme to rob the train. Of course, the biggest obstacle in their way is the Swede.

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Marlon Brando
as The Swede
Donald Sutherland
as Judge Rowsenberger
Mira Sorvino
as Agent Polarski
Martin Sheen
as New Warden
Roy Dupuis
as The Turk
Tom Rack
as Reverend Schmidt
Pierette Robitaille
as Mrs. Schmidt
Gordon Masten
as Principal
Alain Goulem
as Brakeman Doug
Tamar Kozlov
as Kim Schmidt
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All Critics (6)

It's not that bad that it's not worth checking out to see a grotesquely bloated Marlon Brando.

Full Review… | April 10, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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January 30, 2004
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Strained one-liners and random eccentricities.

Full Review… | January 6, 2004
Film Threat

Too many cooks in the kitchen?

September 17, 2002

Audience Reviews for Free Money

Despite being funny, Free Money it's a nothing recommendable movie with a poor screenplay and a weak performance by Brando.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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[img][/img] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]Bud and Larry are two young men who have falsely been informed by their girlfriends that they are about to become fathers. They try to do the right thing by marrying their “pregnant” girlfriends and forming a proper family. Their father, a warden at the local prison, does not agree with the marriage, but accepts it in his own way. Bud and Larry are broke and need a way to fetch some quick cash. One of their associates is a local train engineer and tells them a story of a money train on its annual voyage to Canada. Bud and Larry scheme a plan to rob the train.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“Shut up. If you interrupt me once more, I’m gonna tear your nuts off and throw them in your mouth.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]Yves Simoneau, director of Memphis, Cruel Doubt, Intensity, [/color][/size][/font][font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]36 Hours to Die[/color][/size][/font][font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white], and Ignition, delivers Free Money. The storyline for this film is hilarious and abstract; not particularly original, but entertaining nevertheless. The acting in this film is superb and the script is well written. The cast includes Charlie Sheen, Marlon Brando, Thomas Haden Church, Donald Sutherland, Mira Sorvino, Martin Sheen, and David Arquette.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“Now you both have committed fornication, have you not?”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“Yeah, I guess so.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]The “double” reference throughout the wedding, the romantic proposals, the fun guy reference, the mail box reference, the “memory problem” conversation, the twins visiting their father for the first time since the wedding, Dewayne’s money train story, the lake of fire reference, the conjugate visits reference, the breaking wind in church punishment, the Dodge Ram, the bathroom sequence, the train hitting the truck, the truck souvenir, the “eating brains” reference, the “handsome” massage, the new warden, the South American retreat, and the garbage chariot were amongst the better portions of the film.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“Maybe we hit a cow.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“Cows don’t burn, Doug.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“Sure they do.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“Not that much.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]Marlon Brando looks like the Quaker oats guy in this film. The storyline is interesting and well presented. The character development is superb, and the dialogue/interactions between characters were brilliant. The overall film, due to its lack of depth, is just above average, but the writing was excellent. The acting is remarkable for a film with this type of content. Free Money is a film that could easily find itself on my guilty pleasures list.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“I bet the Swede is getting a boner for the first time in years.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white][/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][color=white]Grade: B- [/color][/font] [color=white][/color]

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