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A Son's Promise (1990)

The touching true story of the fifteen years old Terry who promised his dying mother to look after his six younger brothers and keep them together as a family ... a man's job on a boy's ... See full summary »

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Terry O'Kelley (as Rick Schroder)
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Wayne O'Kelley (Dad)
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Dorothy Donaldson (guardian ad litem)
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Charles O'Kelley
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Dan Weston
Andrew Lowery ...
Tommy O'Kelley (2nd oldest)
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Paw Paw
Ryan Marshall ...
David O'Kelley
Trey Yearwood ...
Jeff O'Kelley (blonde)
Peirce Baehr ...
Michael O'Kelley (littlest kid)
Grayson Fricke ...
Jason O'Kelley (littlest kid)
Linda Pierce ...
Judy O'Kelley (Mom)
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Luella (step Gramdma)
Ken Strong ...
Lee Reynolds
Jim Peck ...
Brantley Kincaid - Atty.
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The touching true story of the fifteen years old Terry who promised his dying mother to look after his six younger brothers and keep them together as a family ... a man's job on a boy's shoulders. He had to face many misfortunes and "parenthood" had such hard and unpleasant surprises for him, he was almost tempted to disappoint his mother ... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Inspirational true story. One of the better TV movies.
31 January 2017 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

The true story of a young son who promises his dying mom to look after his younger brothers when she dies. The film follows his struggles as he tries to keep his family together through immense hardship.

A Son's Promise is a typical feel good true movie but don't let that put you off, this is one of the better ones. This is a tough role but the very likable Ricky Schroder excels as the young man showing maturity beyond his years as he works himself to the bone to provide for his brothers.

This is an inspirational story and is dealt with well here. It is always entertaining and thanks to Schroder you feel engaged with the lead character and his problems. It all builds to a satisfying ending.

As far as made for TV movies go this is one of the better ones I've seen.


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