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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 ...
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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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Francie Harper: [Standing in a closet looking for something to wear] No, I'm not talk to them. I ain't having a thing to do with this.
[she goes back to the mirror table where Kay and Debra are standing and sits down]
Kay: Why not?
Francie Harper: Because it's over and done!
Kay: Francie, don't do this!
Francie Harper: I'm not doing nothing. It's in the Lord's hands now which is where it belongs. Why drag it out now?
Kay: You're afraid it's all gonna come out about you, ain't you?
Francie Harper: ME? I don't have nothing to be ashamed of! I did everything I could about this...
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A contrived, over-acted mess.
17 June 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"A Promise to Carolyn" tells of the investigation of two middle aged women into the death of their little sister 30+ years earlier. A contrived mess fraught with herky-jerky flashbacking, over-acting, and poor technical consulting in hypnosis, law, forensics, etc., this flick is an obvious fabrication with one purpose; to jerk the audience around emotionally. Should be most appreciated by soaps junkies.

At this writing the IMDB user rating of 7.8 computed from 37 votes is grossly distorted by 16 votes, almost half, giving this mediocre film a maximum score of 10 with no semblance of a Gaussian distribution.


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