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Chains of Gold (1990)

A Miami social worker, Scott, helps a fatherless boy. When the boy goes missing, Scott looks for him everywhere, incl. in a crack dealing gang.


Rod Holcomb
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Scott Barnes
Marilu Henner ... Jackie
Joey Lawrence ... Tommy
Bernie Casey ... Sergeant Falco
Hector Elizondo ... Lieutenant Ortega
Benjamin Bratt ... Carlos
Ramón Franco ... James
Conchata Ferrell ... Martha Burke
Tammy Lauren ... Rachel Burke
Raphael Rey Gomez Raphael Rey Gomez ... Bobby
Jack Lam Jack Lam ... Che Che
Anson Downes Anson Downes ... Ed
Will Knickerbocker Will Knickerbocker ... Donaldson
Jafari Dunn Jafari Dunn ... Pedro
John Archie John Archie ... Vincent


Scott Barnes is an alcoholic turned social worker hellbent on saving a young boy named Tommy from self-destructing when he finds out he has begun selling crack in an organization called YIP, run by Carlos. Written by Angela Anuszewski <axa143@psu.edu>

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Second and last theatrical movie directed by Rod Holcomb after Stitches (1985). See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Cut-Throats Nine (2014) See more »


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This film IS good!
1 September 2005 | by ladies_pinchSee all my reviews

I actually really liked this film not just because i like joey Lawrence but because its about real issues. Joey Lawrence and John Travolta give really good performances, i was never really a fan of Travolta before i saw this film but now i see him as a really talented actor! Also Joey Lawrence gives an excellent performance as the troubled teenager tommy,everyone who still just see's him as that kid from Blossom should see this film, so they can see that there is more to him than his looks and his funny role as Joey Russo!!!Despite the bad reviews this film has had i give this film 8/10 and if you have the chance to see this film take the opportunity!

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Release Date:

15 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cadenas de oro See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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