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Sacred Cargo If only this thriller were as imaginative as the folks who thought Martin Sheen and Chris Penn could play brothers. The creative casting can't save...Sacred CargoMystery and ThrillerR If only this thriller were as imaginative as the folks who thought Martin Sheen and Chris Penn could play brothers. The creative casting can't save...1996-08-23Martin Sheen

Sacred Cargo

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Chris Penn, Martin Sheen; MPAA Rating: R

If only this thriller were as imaginative as the folks who thought Martin Sheen and Chris Penn could play brothers. The creative casting can’t save this boring tale about an ex-Marine (Penn) and a priest (Sheen, of course) smuggling millions in church jewels out of Russia while mixing with neo-Nazis and double-crossers. It’s fun watching Penn throw his weight around as the affable hero, but no amount of swagger can keep Sacred Cargo from resembling a depressing travelogue of St. Petersburg. Besides, any mystery is 86’d by the presence of J.T. Walsh, who always plays the bad guy — even in Russia. D