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Chaindance (1991)

R | | Crime, Drama | 28 May 1992 (USA)
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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Scott Andersen ...
James
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Greason
Norman Browning ...
Topper
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Willy
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Ilene Curtis
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Mitch
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Sergeant
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Russell Ferrier ...
Eric
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Casey
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Policeman outside Bar
Janet Hodgkinson ...
Resident in Cafeteria
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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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They had nothing in common but their desire to break free. See more »

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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 real sleeper
16 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

I recorded this movie off HBO which called it "Common Bonds" and it's one heck of a acted, directed & written film. Excellent acting by all especially by Brad Dourif. Kudos to Michael Ironside for a great film.


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