A rare step behind the camera for Sheen’s directorial debut, the story of army private Franklin Bean (Charlie Sheen) who learns his father has died, gets drunk and goes AWOL.
He’s tossed into a military prison loaded with black inmates and run by the bigoted Otis V McKinney (a growly, solid role for a young, up and coming thesp named, er, Martin Sheen). Rebelling against the hatred, Bean bonds with his fellow prisoners, including Laurence Fishburne.
Did we mention it starred Charlie Sheen? And son Ramon has a smaller role as Corporal Gerald Gessner. We’re surprised Emilio isn’t cleaning the windows somewhere.