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Free Money (film)

Free Money is a 1998 Canadian black comedy film directed by Yves Simoneau, produced by Nicolas Clermont and written by Anthony Peck and Joseph Brutsman, and starring Marlon Brando in his penultimate film (his final screen appearance was in 2001's The Score).

Free Money
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Directed byYves Simoneau
Produced byNicolas Clermont
Written byAnthony Peck
Joseph Brutsman
StarringMarlon Brando
Charlie Sheen
Donald Sutherland
Mira Sorvino
Martin Sheen
Thomas Haden Church
Holly L Watson
Christin Watson
Music byMark Isham
CinematographyDavid Franco
Edited byYves Langlois
Release date
December 3, 1998 (Singapore)
Running time
91 minutes
Budget$30 million


Sven "The Swede" Sorenson (Marlon Brando) is a malicious warden of the county, illegally executing some of his worst prisoners. Everybody in town hates and is scared of him, except his twin daughters (Holly Watson and Christin Watson). Swede's twins tell their father they're pregnant, lying in order to manipulate him into forcing their dim boyfriends, Bud Dyerson (Charlie Sheen) and Larry (Thomas Haden Church), into shotgun marriages. He also turns his sons-in-law into slave laborers, so Bud hatches an escape plan to rob a train carrying old bills to the mint for burning. Larry is his reluctant accomplice. When Bud is captured, he is railroaded into Swede's small-town jail by the Judge (Donald Sutherland) and Swede. His death looks certain, until he hatches yet another plan that requires Larry's help. Meanwhile, Judge's daughter and FBI Agent Karen Polarski (Mira Sorvino), come to his aid.



In spite of the high profile cast, the movie was produced independently from Hollywood, by the Canadian studio Filmline.[1] It was filmed in the country from September 1997 to October 1997,[2] in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Locales used in the movie include Sutton Junction, Vale Perkins, Highwater, Mansonville, and Mount Owl's Head.


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