Common Bonds (1991)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Odd Couple Film, Prison Film  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - Canada, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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In this off-beat drama set in Canada, a prison decides that the best way to rehabilitate a particularly troublesome prisoner is to chain him to the wheelchair of a rebellious, bad-tempered young man with cerebral palsy. The government rationale behind this is three fold. First it will help a terribly understaffed nursing home. Second, being chained to a handicapped person may inspire caring in the prisoner and third, it could help to toughen up the patients.

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nursing-home, cerebral-palsy, handicap, wheelchair, sentence [penal system], caregiver, prison, rehabilitation [criminal]