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The Promise (1979)

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A rich student's fiancee has her face destroyed by a car accident, and refuses to return to him fearing the loss of his love.

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Nancy McAllister / Marie Adamson
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Michael Hillyard
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Marion Hillyard
Laurence Luckinbill ...
Dr. Peter Gregson
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George Calloway
Michael O'Hare ...
Ben Avery
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Dr. Faye Allison
Robin Gammell ...
Doctor Wickfield
Katherine De Hetre ...
Wendy Lester
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Doctor Fenton
Tom O'Neill ...
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Kirchy Prescott ...
Nurse
John Allen Vick ...
First Cab Driver
Dan Leegant ...
Second Cab Driver
Jerry Walter ...
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Storyline

Two college students, one from a rich background, and the other from a poor one, decide to elope. They are involved in a serious car wreck, with the young girl's face severely injured. In order to get the necessary surgery, the mother of the young man injured in the accident offers a deal to the young woman - to stay out of her son's life permanently, and in return, get the plastic surgery to restore her face. What comes after that is something none of them expected. Written by Marinelle K. Szenasy

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A haunting story of love and betrayal.

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6 December 1979 (Finland)  »

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Face of a Stranger  »

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Trivia

This was the last movie to play a regular engagement at Radio City Music Hall in New York City,New York. See more »

Goofs

Nancy's hair color changes after the accident. See more »

Quotes

Ben: Mike? Happy Birthday, hooligan!
Michael: Yeah, that's right, my day all day.
Ben: Hey, you know who else's birthday it is? I read it in the San Francisco Chronicle. Julius Ceasar!
Michael: Julius Caesar! How the hell do they know?
Ben: Because they are fiendishly clever, man!
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Remade as Yeh Vaada Raha (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Title Song - The Promise - (I'll Never Say Goodbye)
Lyrics by'Alan Bergman' (as Alan) and Marilyn Bergman
Music by David Shire
Sung by Melissa Manchester
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Hopeless Romantics
21 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a fifty two year old hopeless romantic and I believe you need to believe in love conquering all to truly appreciate this beautiful movie. I still have Melissa Manchester singing " I'll Never Say Goodbye" playing in my mind, it is one of the most beautiful love songs ever recorded in my opinion. I am not embarrassed to say I fell in love with this movie years ago and still get choked up thinking about it. This movie doesn't have any graphic sexual scenes, what it has is a well acted love story. You are taken on a journey with these two young lovers as they lose each other but are eventually reunited thanks to true love. Watch "The Promise" with your true love, or watch it by yourself but watch it!


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