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Keeping the Promise (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 January 1997 (USA)
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Harsh elements, disease and dilemmas mark a Massachusetts family's move to uncharted Maine and a better life in 1768.

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William (Will) Hallowell
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Anne Hallowell
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Sakniss
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Hunter Ben Loomis
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Sarah Hallowell
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Ashley Saulnier ...
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Immigrated carpenter William 'Will' Hallowell hopes to make his family wealthy, after a fire ruined them in Springfield, Massachusettes, by moving to a claim in Maine territory. In order not to loose it, his son and apprentice Matt (13), a greenhorn city boy, must stay there while Will fetches spoiled wife and daughters, but an epidemic wrecks that plan. Matt is robbed by white neighbor Ben Loomis, but saved by old Penobscott Indian Sakniss, who demands in exchange mat teaches his his grandson Attean to read. From suspicion bordering on blind hatred, loyal friendship springs, yet the winter is unforgiving. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rather Dull and Tedious
10 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was in sixth grade reading class, because we were reading the book, The Sign of the Beaver. When I heard that we were going to be watching this movie, I became interested, but when I watched it, I was like: "What?" There were so many differences with it, I could hardly tell it was the book.

This production was a bad idea, I don't even agree with it being a made-for-television movie, it should have gone direct-to-video, because it is rather dull and tedious. This movie is boring, it is so boring, that it makes a very exciting story about the Battle of Gettysberg seem as boring as the ingredients on the back of a shampoo bottle.

Go ahead and watch this movie if you like, but you might be bored when you do. If I had not read the book first, I probably would have liked this movie better. But I did read the book before I saw this movie, and so I didn't like it. But watch it if you want to, you never know, you actually might like it.

5/10 or 2/4


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