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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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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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Realistic mostly but not the events surrounding the fugitive
27 August 2007 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I can accept the fact this guy wasn't abusive throughout the marriage but grave money problems and a mid-life crises when he could not fulfil his dream to be self-employed doing whatever drove him around the bend. Obviously their standard of living had plummeted and he regarded the meal she served him as dog food.

The shortcoming of the movie was the police side. A man shooting his wife with the three kids in the house would have been a major news story in almost all communities. His picture would have been on TV and in the papers. The guy is striking in appearance with long blond air. Yet he avoids capture, and there is no mention even of sightings, without his changing his appearance, to close-cropped hair, beard, mustache, a few tattoos, a baseball cap. Living from hand to mouth, he would start to appear quite seedy as well. He even walks onto to the school yard and no one pays attention and the teacher who finally chased him didn't seem to recognize him.

Otherwise it was solid dramatic effort from all concerned, and having been a kid who listened to Ozzie and Harriet on the radio, and then a teenager who danced to Ricky, I was happy to see the next generation making her way in the business.


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