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The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987)

TV Movie | 115 min | Biography, Drama

The true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner who, after being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, attempted two daring escapes.
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Robert E. Burns (book "I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang") | Michael Campus
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Updated Oct 31, 1987

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Oct 31, 1987 (United States)

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Val Kilmer
Robert Elliot Burns / Elliot Roberts Robert Elliot Burns / Elliot Roberts   See fewer
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Charles Durning
Warden Hardy Warden Hardy   See fewer
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Sônia Braga
Emily Del Pino Pacheco (as Sonia Braga) Emily Del Pino Pacheco (as Sonia Braga)   See fewer
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Kyra Sedgwick
Lillian Salo Lillian Salo   See fewer
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James Keach
Father Vincent Godfrey Burns Father Vincent Godfrey Burns   See fewer
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Elisha Cook Jr.
Pappy Glue Pappy Glue   See fewer
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Taj Mahal
Bones Bones   See fewer
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Taylor Presnell
George Seales George Seales   See fewer
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Paul Benjamin
Big Sam Big Sam   See fewer
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Bill Bolender
Rayford Rayford   See fewer
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Esther Benson
Mother Burns Mother Burns   See fewer
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Bert Conway
Father Burns (as Burt Conway) Father Burns (as Burt Conway)   See fewer
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Charles Carroll
Hobo #1 Hobo #1   See fewer
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Ransom Andrews
Hobo #2 Hobo #2   See fewer
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Stan Sturing
Burn's Atlanta Lawyer Burn's Atlanta Lawyer   See fewer
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John Mitchum
Atlanta Judge Atlanta Judge   See fewer
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Roy Morgan
Deebo Deebo   See fewer
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Bert Williams
Police Chief Police Chief   See fewer
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Lawrence Parks
Merle McBain Merle McBain   See fewer
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Chris Mulkey
Burn's Chicago Lawyer Burn's Chicago Lawyer   See fewer
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Billy Kane
Burley Burley   See fewer
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Jerry Anderson
Speech Chairman Speech Chairman   See fewer
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Rony Clanton
Cowboy Cowboy   See fewer
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Warren Vanders
Stuckey Stuckey   See fewer
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Tommy Bush
Chicago Judge Chicago Judge   See fewer
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Bill Gratton
Georgia Parole Board Official Georgia Parole Board Official   See fewer
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Michael Clark
Detective #1 Detective #1   See fewer
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George Auld
Detective #2 Detective #2   See fewer
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Helen Hall
Bookstore Owner Bookstore Owner   See fewer
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Pat Minter
Trustee #1 Trustee #1   See fewer
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Joe McCaig
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Harlan Jordan
Backwoodsman Backwoodsman   See fewer
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Desmond Dhooge
Dog Handler Dog Handler   See fewer
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Billy Bob Thornton
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John Franklin
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Nelson Nemec
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Elliot Jonathan Klein
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7.2 / 10 | 567 votes