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Promised a Miracle (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 19 May 1988
Loving parents throw away their young son's insulin in the belief that God will then heal him of diabetes.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Elizabeth 'Lucky' Parker
Larry Parker
Michael Elliot
Wesley (as Vanni Ribisi)
Pastor Evans
Gary Bayer ...
Maria O'Brien ...
Jennifer Puscus ...
Patricia Parker
America Martin ...
Pamela Parker
Wyatt Knight ...
Brother Walker
Amy Michelson ...
Terry Wills ...
Mitchell O'Connor


Loving parents throw away their young son's insulin in the belief that God will then heal him of diabetes.

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Unforgettable true tragedy, and it happened again in 2012
15 September 2012 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

At UCLA film school I was taught that there are two kinds of movies: good ones and bad ones. This is a good one. It is good because it does compel the viewer to watch it all the way through, and because once you have seen it, though you may forget the title years later, you will never forget the story, nor the actors who portrayed these parents. The facts surrounding their decision are shocking. If you have any empathy at all, you cannot stop thinking about what happened to this boy's siblings and parents as a result of being influenced by wolves in sheep's clothing. It is very sad, and indeed, as I looked for this title again today to tell someone about this movie, which I saw many years ago, I was shocked to see news in May 2012 of another case in Oklahoma of a diabetic child deprived of insulin because the mother believed God would heal him. Shaking my head.

This is an important film, a must-see in religious studies classrooms everywhere.

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