7.6/10
374
11 user 1 critic

Promise (1986)

When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy. At the age of 21, Bob promised to look after... See full summary »

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Richard Friedenberg (teleplay), Ken Blackwell (story) (as Kenneth Blackwell) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Bob Beuhler
James Woods ... D.J.
Piper Laurie ... Annie Gilbert
Peter Michael Goetz ... Stuart
Michael Alldredge ... Gibb
Alan Rosenberg ... Dr. Pressman
Mary Marsh Mary Marsh ... Mrs. Post
Barbara Niven ... Joan (as Barbara Alexander)
Steven M. Gagnon ... Michael
Raissa Fleming Raissa Fleming ... Lonnie
Art Burke Art Burke ... Dr. Wexler
Bob Griggs Bob Griggs ... Minister
Janet Baumhover Janet Baumhover ... Mrs. Green
Charles Bernard Charles Bernard ... Mr. Allison
Claretta Mariana Claretta Mariana ... Beth

Photos

Edit

Storyline

When his mother dies, Bob not only inherits her house, but also the custody of his younger brother, who suffers from schizophrenia and epilepsy. At the age of 21, Bob promised to look after his brother. Although he has barely seen him in the many years since then and strives against the commitment, he doesn't dare to put him in a home either. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A story of family love and loyalty.

Genres:

Drama | Family

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

James Woods' favorite role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

User Reviews

 
A rare gem
22 September 2001 | by yelowdukSee all my reviews

Among hundreds of nearly worthless made for TV movies, this rare gem shines. James Woods performance as a mentally handicapped adult is one of the best of his career. The script is sensitively written and the dialog will touch your heart. I only wish this film were available on DVD or VHS.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Promise (#36.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

Corvallis, Oregon, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed