The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains Poster

Release Date: October 24th, 1987

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Val Kilmer, Charles Durning, Sonia Braga, James Keach, Elisha Cook Jr., William Sanderson, Kyra Sedgwick

Director: Daniel Mann

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Rousing, Tense, Fall, Escape, Quest, Survival, Prison