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Chaindance (1991)

 -  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
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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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Crime | Drama

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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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A powerful, brilliantly made, and very underrated film
2 December 1998 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

An amazingly under-rated film that has been unfairly ignored by many, I would definitely count this among the best films of 1990. Driven by a thought-provoking plot and the surprisingly powerful performances of Michael Ironside and Brad Dourif, and a fine supporting turn by Rae Dawn Chong, this movie is definitely worth a look if you happen to notice it on the video store shelf.


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