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A Promise to Carolyn (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  16 January 1996 (USA)
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Flashbacks in the early part of this fact-based film set in McKinney, Texas, establishes that three sisters were mistreated by an abusive step-mother. 37 years later, the two remaining ... See full summary »

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Debra
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Kay
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Jolene Maggart
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Francie Harper
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Randy Goodson
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Travis Colton
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Young Kay (as Alexa Vega)
Jane E. Goold
Bill McKinney ...
Butch Maggart
Steve Shearer ...
Woody
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Young Jolene
David Denney ...
Timmy
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Aunt Letty
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Young Debra
Allison Ritter ...
Carolyn
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Flashbacks in the early part of this fact-based film set in McKinney, Texas, establishes that three sisters were mistreated by an abusive step-mother. 37 years later, the two remaining sisters still are haunted by the treatment they received and begin to be haunted by the supposed accidental death of the third at the step-mother's hands. With the help of a detective, a District Attorney, and through hypnosis, the two sisters piece together the step-mother's crime and have charges brought against her. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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In 1955 doctors were not required by law to report child abuse. See more »

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Jolene Maggart: [Bringing a cup of tea to Debra who is hanging her head down on the porch] You feeling any better?
Debra: [takes the tea cup] Yeah. Just feeling a little light-headed is all.
Jolene Maggart: This is about Carolyn, isn't it? Kay got you all stirred up again?
Debra: No it's not.
Jolene Maggart: You can tell me the truth.
Debra: No, Kay just wanted to know when Carolyn was born so that she could do her chart.
Jolene Maggart: I have been very patient about this and I have not said a word, but if you're gonna stand there and lie to my face...
[she turns to walk away]
Debra: ...
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There is a fine line between discipline and abuse
17 March 2004 | by (Bridgeport, CT) – See all my reviews

There is a fine line between discipline and abuse. What Jolene did to those little girls was abuse. She beat that baby to death for crying because the shoes were too tight and she wouldn't stop squirming while she was trying to get them on... It isn't the baby's fault that the shoes were too tight. The difference between abuse and discipline is discipline is a quick slap on the behind for doing something wrong. Abuse is slapping the child for doing nothing at all. The other kids should have done whatever they could have done to try to stop their step-mom from killing their baby sister. The flashbacks were so sick... they made me cry. I would have taken them kids away from her whether someone told me about it or not.


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