The Road Out Of Hell is the true story of the infamous Wineville Chicken ranch murders of 1926-1928, focusing on the kidnapped thirteen-year-old boy, Sanford Clark. He was held captive on the ranch for two years, savagely beaten and sexually abused, forced to participate in murders and dispose of bodies. The story pursues the question of how he managed to go on and live for the next sixty-five years and live a life of honor and decency, dying as a publicly lauded and beloved local figure, even by those who knew all about his past.
This is the full story behind the true movie "Changling," directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Angeline Jolie, which only touched upon the Wineville case and Sanford Clark's plight. After director Eastwood finished the film, he said of Sanford Clark, "And you wonder: How the hell did this guy go on to be a loving father and grandfather? How did he bury all that crap? That's a whole story in itself."