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Movie where some kids discover and old man has locked his crazy brother away in a room in his house.

There was a scene where two kids tried to break the shackles n the crazy guy with a sledge hammer, but the crazy guy shifts and one kid destroys the other kids hand with the hammer by accident.
asked Aug 29, 2016 in Name That Movie by AmirJ19 (1 point)

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"The Shortcut" (2009)
From Wikipedia:
 In the basement, Mark and Taylor discover an old man named Benjamin shackled to a large wheel by a chain that is padlocked around his neck. Benjamin pleads for them to help him before the other elderly man arrives back home. Lisa, Mark and Taylor take Benjamin and depart the house, but Benjamin is still bound. As they reach the shortcut, the chain restricts him from moving farther. Taylor grabs a sledgehammer to break the chain while Benjamin and Mark hold the chain tight. As Taylor swings the sledgehammer, Benjamin yanks the chain, bringing Mark's hand in line with the swing, horribly disfiguring it.
answered Aug 30, 2016 by MystMoonstruck (10,229 points)
Yep that was it!  Thanks so much!