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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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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
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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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They had nothing in common but their desire to break free. See more »

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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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Entertaining and different ..........
10 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Chaindance" does not feature the usual whacked out Brad Dourif performance. Here he plays a very sympathetic character, severely disabled, with Michael Ironside a lot of the time chained to his wheelchair. The movie explores an uneasy relationship between the handicapped Dourif, and the explosive prisoner, Ironside. I liked "Chaindance" because it is different and not very predictable. Character development is especially good, and Dourif's performance difficult and excellent. Although the story is a real stretch of believability, it is entertaining, and that's enough for me to recommend the film ....... - MERK


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