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Chaindance (1991)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  28 May 1992 (USA)
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As a part of a special government reform program, inmate J.T. Blake has to take care of Johnny Reynolds who has cerebral palsy. In the meantime, another inmate wants to take care of J.T. Blake forever.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Andersen ...
James
R. Nelson Brown ...
Greason
Norman Browning ...
Topper
Leslie Carlson ...
Willy
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Ilene Curtis
Bill Croft ...
Mitch
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Sergeant
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Johnny
Russell Ferrier ...
Eric
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Casey
Deryl Hayes ...
Policeman outside Bar
Janet Hodgkinson ...
Resident in Cafeteria
...
J.T. Blake
Michael A. Jackson ...
Black Lady
Lee Jeffery ...
Guard #2
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A prison decides that the best way to rehabilitate a particularly troublesome prisoner is to chain him to the wheelchair of a rebellious, bad-tempered young man with cerebral palsy. The government rationale behind this is three fold. First it will help a terribly understaffed nursing home. Second, being chained to a handicapped person may inspire caring in the prisoner and third, it could help to toughen up the patients... Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

Common Bonds  »

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Nick Nolte and John Hurt were originally considered for the roles of J.T. Blake and Johnny, respectively. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: I think I'm in love
J.T. Blake: You're in lust.
Johnny: I'll call it what I want.
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I WANT TO GO
Performed by John Mayall
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
Written by J.B. Lenoir
Published by Ghana Music administered by Bug
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Ironside advertises himself
14 October 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Although Michael Ironside and Rae Dawn Chong are credited as the stars of the film, this is far and away Brad Dourif's movie. A low budget, Canadian film, Chaindance ( aka Common Bond) is an independent film. Besides starring in the movie, Ironside was also the executive producer. Knowing this, the movie has been labeled an attempt to advertise Michael Ironside as a leading man. Having played several (good) supporting roles in the past, Ironside put on the executive producer hat in order to star in a movie. Ironside is a great supporting actor. Then again, he is far from the star of this film, even though he is the main character. Brad Dourif, who plays the supporting role, steals the show with his over the top and very convincing role as a handicap. A good movie, one of Dourif's better roles.


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