Before They Were Stars: 8-Year Old Charlie Sheen in “The Execution of Private Slovik”

In 1974, Martin Sheen starred in an acclaimed made-for-TV movie called The Execution of Private Slovik, based on the true story of the only American soldier to be executed for desertion during World War II. Martin decided to give his eight-year old son, Charlie, one of his first tastes of show business by letting him appear as an extra who steals candy during a wedding scene. It looks like this particular clip was taken from an Italian T.V. segment about Charlie Sheen.

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