MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 21,801 this week

After the Promise (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  11 October 1987 (USA)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 585 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

True Blood Recap: “Lost Cause”
| Collider.com
Fringe Midseason Report Card: B
| TVfanatic

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 343 titles
created 16 Aug 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
 
a list of 2568 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 
a list of 8864 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
a list of 102 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: After the Promise (TV Movie 1987)

After the Promise (TV Movie 1987) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of After the Promise.
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: John Seale
Stars: Mark Harmon, Martin Garner, Gregory T. Daniel
Original Sins (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

On Jonathan Frayne's radio talk show, the guilty call in to reveal their darkest sins. But when one mysterious caller confesses to murder, Jonathan is inextricably drawn into the case--and ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Egleson
Stars: Mark Harmon, Julianne Phillips, Ron Perlman
Fourth Story (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Thriller | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Mark Harmon, Mimi Rogers, Paul Gleason
And Never Let Her Go (TV Movie 2001)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The true story of a woman's suspicious disappearance after ending an affair with a powerful, married attorney.

Director: Peter Levin
Stars: Mark Harmon, Rachel Ward, Kathryn Morris
Worth Winning (1989)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Taylor is a man who has no problems with women. So confident is he that he accepts a challenge from his friends: he has to secure proposals of marriage from three women of their choice.

Director: Will Mackenzie
Stars: Mark Harmon, Madeleine Stowe, Lesley Ann Warren
Intimate Agony (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A film about the growing epidemic of the time - Herpes as a sexual transmitted disease.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Anthony Geary, Judith Light, Mark Harmon
Stealing Home (1988)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mark Harmon is a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to handle the ashes of his childhood sweetheart/ first love who had committed suicide. As he searches for what to do with ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Kampmann, William Porter
Stars: Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster, Blair Brown
The Dream Merchants (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fictionalized behind-the-scenes machinations of early Hollywood movie-making.

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Mark Harmon, Vincent Gardenia, Morgan Fairchild
Long Road Home (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Ertie Robertson, a man with incredible strength and aggressive thoughts, does everything he can to keep his family alive. The Great Depression has made them homeless, drifting around ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty
Stars: Mark Harmon, Lee Purcell, Morgan Weisser
After the Promise (Video 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Willie Adah Ajenge
Stars: Jayke Aernan, Emmanuel Armah, Florence Onuma
Reasonable Doubts (1991–1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A drama about the working relationship between Assistant DA Tess Kaufman, a prosecutor sensitive to the rights of the accused, and hard-charging, gruff Detective Dicky Cobb, an old-fashioned cop with a "bust-the-perps" attitude.

Stars: Mark Harmon, Marlee Matlin, William Converse-Roberts
Prince of Bel Air (TV Movie 1986)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A free-spirited, womanizing L.A. pool cleaner (Mark Harmon) finds his lifestyle challenged by a new love interest (Kirstie Alley). Robert Vaughn also appears as Alley's uncle.

Director: Charles Braverman
Stars: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robert Vaughn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Elmer Jackson
...
Anna Jackson
...
Florence Jackson
...
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
...
Welfare Officer
Dana Still ...
Supervisor
Jenn Griffin ...
Sitter (as Jennifer Griffin)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on true story | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Versprechen des Elmer Jackson  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Waitress: You win! On the house! First prize for the fastest worker in town!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A small masterpiece
25 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

We are all victims of "circumstances," trying to cope as best we can with forces beyond our control that may determine the course our lives take, for better or worse. That is why virtually everyone will be touched by this heart-rending picture, a story of decent people trapped by conditions that turn them into victims. There is no happy ending - only a partially satisfying resolution of a struggle which demonstrates the courage and determination that people must sometimes look for within themselves, and hope to find.

Everything about this film is handled with the extreme sensitivity its theme deserves.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tearjerker rotellaterreri
does anyone know what happend? carly_is_me
I'd love to hear from you brfluc-1
After The Promise fsaufy
Does anyone else seem to recall PandaKym-TheOneAndOnly
There are a few copies of this movie available on Amazon.com neopet
Discuss After the Promise (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?