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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 ...
Patty Clawson
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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
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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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Broken Promise Melissa Michaelsen 1980
13 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has a copy of the movie Broken Promise?? I loved this movie growing up and watched it every time it was on. It has been YEARS since I have seen it and would love to get a copy. I have checked all of the internet and have been unable to find it. If anyone has a copy to trade or sell em please email me at NoelGypsy@Yahoo.com... Thank you and have a great night!! Christine --------- The "broken promise" was made to eleven-year-old Melissa Michaelsen, whose parents have deserted her and her siblings. Taken in by the County, Michaelsen has had to watch helplessly as her brothers and sisters are split up and farmed out to different families. One of the kids is even institutionalized. Juvenile court officer Chris Sarandon joins Michaelsen in her struggle to reunite her family under one roof. Broken Promise was originally offered as a "General Foods Golden Showcase" presentation. It was first telecast May 5, 1981.


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