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 & 6 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
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Gibb
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Dr. Pressman
Mary Marsh ...
Mrs. Post
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Joan (as Barbara Alexander)
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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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Drama | Family

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21 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Promise (#36.1)  »

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A rare gem
22 September 2001 | by (Malden, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Among hundreds of nearly worthless made for TV movies, this rare gem shines. James Woods performance as a mentally handicapped adult is one of the best of his career. The script is sensitively written and the dialog will touch your heart. I only wish this film were available on DVD or VHS.


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