The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains

1987, Movie, NR, 115 mins

Daniel Mann's cable-TV retread of the 1932 Warner Brothers' classic I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG, which was inspired by real-life events that led to the abolition of chain gangs, gives freer rein to violence but lacks the punch and immediacy of its inspiration.

Unable to readjust to everyday American life after serving in WWI, Robert Elliot Burns (Val Kilmer) has trouble finding work and controlling his temper. One of the nation's forgotten men, the bellicose Burns can't abide authority figures. At the end of his rope, Burns hops a freight train in hopes of shielding his family from, stopping only to explain matters to his brother, Vincent (James Keach)...

Released: 1987 Rated: NR Length: 115 mins

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