(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
DATE REVIEWED: 01/16/2017
TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 37 minutes
DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 21.8 miles
TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6063 miles
SYNOPSIS: A disillusioned young soldier must conform to the rules of a military prison.
CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Being a rebel, working with a team, overcoming adversity, reaching across ethnic lines, the relationships of fathers and sons, the list is quite lengthy.
PROS AND CONS: An unexpectedly good film. I had my doubts about this random media selection and the first 10 minutes appear to make it look like a rather low budget film.
But after about 20 minutes, there is an a-ha moment that takes the story line off in an unexpected direction and the character's backgrounds and plot become very unconventional.
This film is a hidden gem and it is evident in the credits. Martin Sheen directs and stars, along with Charlie Sheen, Laurence Fishburne and F. Murray Abraham. So good, I plan on watching it again to pick up what I may have missed.
To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.
This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.
Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film.
This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle. A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.