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After the Promise (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  11 October 1987 (USA)
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Elmer Jackson is a carpenter in a small Californian town in the 1930s. Struggling to bring up 4 young boys after the death of his wife, he is horrified when the Government (citing ... See full summary »

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Elmer Jackson
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Anna Jackson
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Florence Jackson
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Dr. Northfield
Chance Michael Corbitt ...
Wayne 1
David French ...
Richard 1
Benjamin Turner ...
Ellis 1
Lance Verwoerd ...
Raymond 1 (as Lance)
Gary Verwoerd ...
Raymond 1
Shirley Barclay ...
Mrs. Adams
Alex Bruhanski ...
Hospital Cop
Dwight Koss ...
Young Doctor
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Welfare Officer
Dana Still ...
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Jenn Griffin ...
Sitter (as Jennifer Griffin)
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Elmer Jackson is a carpenter in a small Californian town in the 1930s. Struggling to bring up 4 young boys after the death of his wife, he is horrified when the Government (citing trumped-up charges of parental neglect) places the boys into various foster homes and institutions, unaware of the abuse that boys would then be subjected to. The conditions imposed by the court and the difficulties caused by the Depression make Jackson's determined and vigorous quest to find his boys extremely difficult. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Elmer Jackson: Maybe we just oughta leave them alone?
Anna Jackson: Oh no you don't! You'll never be all one piece until they are back! Besides - you promised her. You promised me. You promised Melissa. and you back out now - I'll go up and down the street, knocking on doors, telling everybody that Elmer Jackson goes back on his promises!
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buhuhu
2 December 2002 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I just wanna say that it was the most tearjerking movie I have ever seen. And believe me...Ive seen alot of sad movies. Its so terrible what happened to this family. What a cruel world we live in. Everyone who'll see this movie would shed a tear!!!


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