Common Bonds (1992)

Genres - Drama, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Odd Couple Film, Prison Film  |   Release Date - May 31, 1991 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

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.



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