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Broken Promise (1981)

Abandoned by their parents, the young children of the Clawson family are put in the care of local authorities. However, rather than being kept together, the siblings are sent to live at ... See full summary »

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Bud Griggs
Melissa Michaelsen ...
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George Mathews
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Nancy Sloan
David Haskell ...
Tom Parks
Sondra West ...
Alice Parks
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Joe Clawson
C.J. Hincks ...
June Clawson
Tristine Schmukler ...
Sue Anne Clawson
John McCaffrey ...
John Clawson
Erika Katz ...
Karen Clawson
Canaan Crouch ...
Charlie Clawson
Jessie Lee Fulton ...
Mrs. Gustafson
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Williston (as Irma Hall)
William H. Burkett ...
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Abandoned by their parents, the young children of the Clawson family are put in the care of local authorities. However, rather than being kept together, the siblings are sent to live at different homes. Tenacious Patty Clawson (Melissa Michaelsen) is determined to keep her brothers and sisters together, but the bureaucracy in place makes her quest almost impossible. Aided by social worker Bud Griggs (Chris Sarandon), Patty tries to reunite her family, facing many obstacles along the way. Initial release: 1981 Director: Don Taylor Cast: Chris Sarandon, Melissa Michaelsen

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5 May 1981 (USA)  »

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Petetty lupaus  »

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i would like everyone to know about a must see movie.
11 January 2003 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

This movie I watched back in 1981 when it came out. Although I missed the first part of the movie what I did see was great. this movie is hard to find but if found you must see. The acting is great. very believable sad movie. If I ever find me a copy I definitely will buy me a copy to treasure.


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