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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 »
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Lee 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
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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>

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A story of family love and loyalty.

Genres:

Drama | Family

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James Woods' favorite role. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1987) See more »

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Amazing!!
24 May 2016 | by Bronco46See all my reviews

There weren't enough awards to properly honor this great made for TV movie. Whoever cast this film did an amazing job. Garner was great, but Woods was over the top great. He was amazing in this film. And those two actors together created a moving thought provoking story. I came across it by accident on Turner Classic Movies. I was just surfing by and saw James Garner and stopped to see what he was up to in this film. And I was rewarded with this marvelous story. I'm not going to spell the story out as some reviewers do. Enough people have already done that. I just want to add my voice to the others that have endorsed this film. Since it was on TV it didn't have the weight or promotion that a theatrical film might get. Don't miss this film. You'll be well rewarded.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

Corvallis, Oregon, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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