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      The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains

      TV-14 1987 1 hr. 53 min. Biography List
      Reviews 96% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Jobless and desperate, World War I veteran Robert Eliot Burns (Val Kilmer) is arrested for theft and sentenced to work on a prison chain gang. Eager to get away from brutal Warden Hardy (Charles Durning), Burns busts out of jail. Suddenly free, he woos foxy stranger Emily Del Pino Pacheco (Sonia Braga). Soon, though, the romance sours, and, without cover from Emily, Burns is left with nowhere to hide. To his dismay, he might just find himself making a return journey to Hardy's chain gang. Read More Read Less

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      jerry p Remake of I was a Fugitive From a Chain Gang. Mildly entertaining but not sure how it warrants a 96% approval. Excellent performances from Charles Dunning as the warden. Willam Sanderson as a guard. Kyra Sedgwick is flat chested girl friend, apparently before breast implants. Oddly, the Portuguese wife has this swarthy almost mulatto complexion, that's not characteristic of European women. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Powerful story with the true one armed man. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member I really enjoyed this film. Im not a huge Val Kilmer fan but he was really good here, didn't over act the role. Based on real live events. Story. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member good plot- chain gang... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member My Dad produced this film and it was nominated for Best Picture in the Cable Ace Awards as well as winning Best Cinematography. It's a really good re-make of the classic original. Val Kilmer is great as is Sonia Braga and Billy Bob Thornton makes one of his first screen appearances in this film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Jobless and desperate, World War I veteran Robert Eliot Burns (Val Kilmer) is arrested for theft and sentenced to work on a prison chain gang. Eager to get away from brutal Warden Hardy (Charles Durning), Burns busts out of jail. Suddenly free, he woos foxy stranger Emily Del Pino Pacheco (Sonia Braga). Soon, though, the romance sours, and, without cover from Emily, Burns is left with nowhere to hide. To his dismay, he might just find himself making a return journey to Hardy's chain gang.
      Director
      Daniel Mann
      Rating
      TV-14
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English