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Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains, The

Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains, The

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Tuesday, October 27, 1987 N/A
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  • Season: 1987-88
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Story, Prison and Prison Camp, Period Piece

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Plot Synopsis

The story of Robert Elliot Burns who sentenced to a brutal prison on a false robbery charge and is forced to endure endless abuse on a chain gang by a sadistic guard. He eventually escapes and is pursued by the ruthless warden of the penitentiary. Note: This story inspired the classic film '' I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang''.


Production Company:

  • HBO Pictures, Journey Entertainment

Production Type:

  • In-House
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