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The Broken Chain (1993)

The story of two Iroquis brothers caught in the midst of the Revolutionary War.


Lamont Johnson


Earl W. Wallace
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Schweig ... Joseph Brandt / Theyendangea
Wes Studi ... Seth / Chief / Speaker for the Tribes
Buffy Sainte-Marie ... Gesina 'Grandmother' / Seth's Wife
Pierce Brosnan ... Sir William Johnson
J.C. White Shirt J.C. White Shirt ... Lohaheo
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ... Tribe Elder
Elaine Bilstad Elaine Bilstad ... Catherine
Kim Snyder Kim Snyder ... Molly
Graham Greene ... Peace Maker (Spirit)
Michael Spears ... Young Lohaheo
Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse ... Young Joseph
Grace Renn ... Peggy (as Grace C. Renn)
Mark Joy Mark Joy ... Guy Johnson
John Hagadorn John Hagadorn ... Ben Franklin
Stan Kelly Stan Kelly ... Isaac Norris


The story of two Iroquis brothers caught in the midst of the Revolutionary War.

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Drama | War | Action


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Joseph Brandt: As we turned our face to Canada, we left behind a new nation, the United States of America. A nation that was created in our image and that was paid for with the blood of the Iroquois people. But the people of the Long House will survive as long as we keep the Tree of Peace growing and the spirit of the council fire bright. For it is a spirit and a fire that must never be allowed to die. And as long as the people believe in it, they shall live on through all the ages. And they shall have the ...
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Eric Schweig did great portraying Joseph Brant
8 February 2004 | by LaxFan94See all my reviews

I thought this film to be a good one since I believed it to be historically accurate. I think Eric Schweig did a good job in portraying Joseph Brant. After watching this film, it reminds me a little bit about the film "Divided Loyalties" (a Canadian version of this film) in which John Langedick played the part of Joseph Brant too. In that particular film, it showed what Joseph did from when his early days. In this one, the focus is centered on what Joseph and his brother did during the Revolutionary War. Of course there were some differences between "The Broken Chain" and "Divided Loyalties". Broken Chain was American made film while Divided Loyalties was Canadian (I believe).

But anyway................... this is why I gave this film a 7 out of 10.

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12 December 1993 (USA) See more »

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Virginia, USA See more »

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