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Promise (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Family  |  21 December 1986 (USA)
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When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy. At the age of 21, Bob promised to look after... See full summary »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Bob Beuhler
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D.J.
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Annie Gilbert
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Stuart
Michael Alldredge ...
Gibb
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Dr. Pressman
Mary Marsh ...
Mrs. Post
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Joan (as Barbara Alexander)
Steven M. Gagnon ...
Michael
Raissa Fleming ...
Lonnie
Art Burke ...
Dr. Wexler
Bob Griggs ...
Minister
Janet Baumhover ...
Mrs. Green
Charles Bernard ...
Mr. Allison
Claretta Mariana ...
Beth
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When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy. At the age of 21, Bob promised to look after his brother. Although he has barely seen him in the many years since then and strives against the commitment, he doesn't dare to put him in a home either. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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21 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Promise (#36.1)  »

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Why no DVD?
8 December 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

It beats me how this excellent film has never been made into a video/DVD. The acting by James Garner and James Woods is superb. It is far and away better than 'Rainman' and deserves a wider audience. Woods character is so three dimensional and believable, I am sure he must have studied long and hard to reproduce the handicapped brother so brilliantly. Garners character , who doesn't want to be saddled with a 'cripple' but gradually is taken over by his love for him, is also fine acting. So many films of no significance , with bad acting, bad scripts and nothing much to commend them, are available . Surely the film company must realise what a commercial success this would be. PLEASE let's have a DVD.


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