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Release Date:
21 December 1986 (USA) See more »
When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

James Garner ... Bob Beuhler

James Woods ... D.J.

Piper Laurie ... Annie Gilbert

Peter Michael Goetz ... Stuart
Michael Alldredge ... Gibb

Alan Rosenberg ... Dr. Pressman
Mary Marsh ... Mrs. Post

Barbara Niven ... 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
Virginia Settle ... Mrs. Burden
Diana Van Arnam ... Netta
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric A. Stillwell ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Glenn Jordan 
Writing credits
Richard Friedenberg (teleplay)

Ken Blackwell (story) and
Tennyson Flowers (story)

Produced by
Peter K. Duchow .... executive producer
Richard Friedenberg .... co-producer
James Garner .... executive producer
Glenn Jordan .... producer
Paul Rubell .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Shire 
Cinematography by
Gayne Rescher 
Film Editing by
Paul Rubell 
Production Design by
Fred Harpman 
Production Management
Dick Gallegly .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy King .... second assistant director
Art Department
Frank Irving .... property master
Sound Department
George Ronconi .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Anderson .... best boy
Patricia Van Over .... first assistant camera (as Pattie Vanover)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Lapidus .... set costumer
Other crew
Eric A. Stillwell .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: Promise (#36.1)" - USA (anthology series)
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97 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Why no DVD?, 8 December 2007
Author: arenapuzzles from France

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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