: : : Chains of Gold
===Story=== Before ''Pulp Fiction'' put him back on the mainstream cultural radar, John Travolta lent his considerable charms (and, somewhat surprisingly, cowrote the script) to this wholly schizophrenic straight-to-video L.A. gangland drama. The opening expository scenes are a bit of a drag, but be sure to hang on; what starts out as a painfully earnest paean to these troubled streets abruptly (and delightfully) switches gears to become a viscerally bruising action flick, as Travolta's troubled social worker goes undercover to save a wholesome teen from a murderous street gang. Second-half highlights include a terrific use of found locations, a completely dumbfounding suspension bridge stunt destined to wear out rewind buttons everywhere, and a flamboyant drug lord (played by ''Law & Order'' hunk Benjamin Bratt) whose swinging bachelor pad includes a decidedly nonregulation alligator pit. The DVD presentation includes a nicely rendered full-screen picture, production notes, and cast bios. Not likely to be featured in any future Travolta career retrospective, but a fun film nonetheless. ''--Andrew Wright''


John TravoltaScott Barnes
Marilu HennerJackie
Joseph LawrenceTommy
Bernie CaseySergeant Falco
Hector ElizondoLieutenant Ortega
Benjamin BrattCarlos
Ramón FrancoJames
Conchata FerrellMartha Burke
Tammy LaurenRachel Burke

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Rod Holcomb
  • Producer: Studio Home Entertainment
  • Length: 95 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 15, 1991
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 15, 1998
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