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The Promise (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  15 August 1999 (USA)
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Lisa's husband, Bill, abuses her. With her sister's encouragement, she takes their three kids and leaves her husband. Bill keeps interfering with Lisa's attempts at a new life. She gets an ... See full summary »

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Joanne Stoller
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Lisa Miles
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Bill Miles
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Susie Miles
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Billy Stoller
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Dan Rosen
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Randall
Djanet Sears ...
Carolyn Porter
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Angelo
Andrew Deweyert ...
Scott Miles
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Jennifer Stoller
Diane Fabian ...
Doris Miles
Patrick Patterson ...
Harold Miles
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Lisa's husband, Bill, abuses her. With her sister's encouragement, she takes their three kids and leaves her husband. Bill keeps interfering with Lisa's attempts at a new life. She gets an order of protection against him, but the police can't do anything else to help her. One night Bill breaks into Lisa's apartment and shoots her. As she dies in the hospital, Lisa asks her sister to promise to take care of her three children. The sister takes the kids into her home, but Bill is still on the loose, an ever present threat. Written by Anonymous

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Good acting, suspense, characters developed are unusual for a woman's TV movie
16 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I usually do not watch this type of movie unless it is based on a

book by a well known author, but I found this story unusual in that I

found excellent character development, good acting, a truly serious

treatment of spousal abuse, and a ton of suspense. I found

myself fearing the abuser, and waiting with baited breath for his

capture. Well done. The children were fine actors, and the abuser

was effectively underacted, and really scary. The grandparents

were very convincing, also fine actors. I recommend this movie if it

comes on TV again. Although this plot is frequently shown in

movies and on TV, this is one of the better and more realistic

treatments I have seen. I am not familiar with the starring actors,

but they look so familiar that you can empathize with them. I hope

these actors receive more attention from central casting. I rated

this movie "7".


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