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Escape! Tales of Suspense: Lawbreakers - Chain Gang Breakout DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: December 16, 2000
A two-time escapee crusaded against the injustice of chain gangs while on the run.

Robert Burns was a shell-shocked World War I veteran arrested for a petty robbery in Georgia. As part of his punishment, he served on a chain gang. But he escaped, dodging bullets and bloodhounds, and made his way to Chicago, where he started a new life.

For seven years, Burns lived in peace--until his vengeful wife betrayed him to the authorities.

CHAIN GANG BREAKOUT reveals how Burns soon found himself back in irons and, incredibly, made good a second escape!

While on the run, he embarked on a one-man campaign to expose the atrocities of chain-gang punishment. He wrote a bestselling book and helped Warner Brothers produce a movie about his experiences.

From his original arrest to his final capture and the drama that followed, this is the fascinating odyssey of a man who didn't just run from the law--he changed it!

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