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Chaindance (1991)

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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Allan A. Goldstein

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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:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1992 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Common Bonds See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

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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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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AND DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION
Written by Dylan Thomas
Granted by Harold Ober Associates Incorporated
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Memorable
8 June 2006 | by gaiasuniverseSee all my reviews

This movie is one I have watched repeatedly and I feel it is one of Michael Ironside's best works. Take a rough and tumble jail bird and force him to work with a wheel chair bound smart mouth and you have the makings of a great adventure.

It takes you on a roller-coaster of emotions. Though somewhat predictable in spots, more often just when you think you know where the movie was going it changes direction.

I spent years looking for this movie when I was still in Canada and was only able to find it for purchase 2 years ago. It is a shame that this movie was not noticed by more people.


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