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A Promise to Carolyn (1996)

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)
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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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Crime | Drama

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16 January 1996 (USA)  »

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This movie is a true story about Carolyn McMorris who was murdered by her stepmother, Colleen Stubblefield, on December 5, 1955. She had two older sisters, Kay who was then 5-years old and Debra, then 3-years old. The children lived with their stepmother and biological father, Bull, in the Ace Motel in Lubbock, Texas at the time of the murder. See more »

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Kay: It's okay, Debra. You don't even have to look at her.
Debra: I want to look at her!
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Poignant
6 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie really gripped me from beginning to end. Its about two sisters who want to bring their baby sisters killer(their stepmother) to justice. The flashback scenes i found to be quite disturbing, the stepmother is a really wicked person and it saddens me to know this thing happens every day all over the world.


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