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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
5 March 1990 (USA) See more »
The touching true story of the fifteen years old Terry who promised his dying mother to look after his... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ricky Schroder ... Terry O'Kelley (as Rick Schroder)

David Andrews ... Wayne O'Kelley (Dad)

Veronica Cartwright ... Dorothy Donaldson (guardian ad litem)

Stephen Dorff ... Charles O'Kelley

Boyd Gaines ... Dan Weston
Andrew Lowery ... Tommy O'Kelley (2nd oldest)

Donald Moffat ... 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)

Edith Ivey ... Luella (step Gramdma)
Ken Strong ... Lee Reynolds
Jim Peck ... Brantley Kincaid - Atty.
Dan Biggers ... Judge Pettus
Danny Nelson ... Judge McLauren
Pamela Garmon ... Sarah Hall

Andy Stahl ... Principal

Joe Inscoe ... Tom Donaldson
Benji Wilhoite ... Brett Pauly
Pat Fuleihan ... Edwina Wylie
Bob Hannah ... Doug Barron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Campbell ... Truck driver (uncredited)
Charles Lawlor ... Fire Chief (uncredited)

Tim Powell ... TV Anchor (uncredited)

Judson Vaughn ... Chief Brown (uncredited)

Directed by
John Korty 
Writing credits
Bill Stratton (story)

Bill Stratton (teleplay) and
Robert Inman (teleplay)

Produced by
Anne Hopkins .... producer
Original Music by
J.A.C. Redford 
Cinematography by
Kees Van Oostrum 
Film Editing by
Corky Ehlers 
Production Design by
Linda Pearl 
Costume Design by
Rondi Hillstrom Davis 
Makeup Department
Lynn Barber .... key makeup artist
Art Department
Phil Hayes .... set dresser
Richard Blake Wester .... property master
Scott Dale .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Kempf .... key grip
Joseph Thomas .... assistant camera
Stan Vaughan .... best boy grip
Julian Wilson .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Ryan .... wardrobe assistant
Karen Young .... key costumer
Transportation Department
Roxie Scott .... transportation
Other crew
Robert Ballentine .... assistant location manager
Carri Gibbs .... location manager
Gail Hunter .... script supervisor

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95 min
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A Great and touching movie, 3 March 2006
Author: dreakathy from Pennsylvania, USA

This movie is a good one. Rick Schroder is very believable as Terry. A Boy who had to become a Man all too soon. I highly recommend this movie. This is a story of a promise that a seventeen year old boy made to his dying mother, the promise of keeping his brothers' together. This movie made me cry. This is one of Rick Schroder's best performances in my opinion. I hope people watch this movie, as it was very good. A Son's Promise is a movie that hopefully will be around for a while. And hopefully everyone who watches this agrees with me. I give this movie a ten. I'd stop typing but there has to be ten lines of text lol.

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