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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.

Director:

Allan A. Goldstein

Writers:

Alan Aylward (original screenplay), Alan Aylward (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Andersen Scott Andersen ... James
R. Nelson Brown ... Greason
Norman Browning Norman Browning ... Topper
Leslie Carlson ... Willy
Rae Dawn Chong ... Ilene Curtis
Bill Croft ... Mitch
Don S. Davis ... Sergeant
Brad Dourif ... Johnny
Russell Ferrier Russell Ferrier ... Eric
Bruce Glover ... Casey
Deryl Hayes ... Policeman outside Bar
Janet Hodgkinson Janet Hodgkinson ... Resident in Cafeteria
Michael Ironside ... J.T. Blake
Michael A. Jackson Michael A. Jackson ... Black Lady
Lee Jeffery Lee Jeffery ... Guard #2
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Storyline

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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A severely-disabled wheelchair patient... A violent street-hardened convict... Make unlikely partners. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Common Bonds See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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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AND DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION
Written by Dylan Thomas
Granted by Harold Ober Associates Incorporated
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A powerful, brilliantly made, and very underrated film
2 December 1998 | by Verbal-17See 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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