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The Thanksgiving Promise 

A teenage boy is torn between his love for an injured Canadian goose that he has found and his agreement to fatten and kill it for an approaching Thanksgiving dinner for his neighbors.

Director:

Beau Bridges

Writers:

Glenn L. Anderson (teleplay), Craig Holyoak (teleplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Hank Tilby
Millie Perkins ... Lois Tilby
Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Sheryl
Ed Lauter ... Coach Gruniger
Anne Haney ... Mrs. Sudsup
Beau Dremann ... Alec
Bill Calvert Bill Calvert ... Jason Tilby
Jordan Bridges ... Travis Tilby
Jason Bateman ... Steve Tilby
Lloyd Bridges ... Stewart Larson
Jason Naylor Jason Naylor ... Arnold
Jessica Puscas Jessica Puscas ... Jenni Tilby
Joshua Bryant ... Sam the Vet
Zero Hubbard Zero Hubbard ... Jeff
Tina Caspary ... 1st Girl
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A teenage boy is torn between his love for an injured Canadian goose that he has found and his agreement to fatten and kill it for an approaching Thanksgiving dinner for his neighbors.

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This is the only production in which Lloyd Bridges, Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges all appear. See more »

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Thanksgiving film with lots of great family-oriented themes.
22 November 2007 | by wallcindSee all my reviews

I taped this movie when it was first on and, as a teacher, have shown it to my sixth graders every year. They all LOVE it even in this day of sex, violence, and graphic action. The movie is heart-warming and filled with lots of wonderful family-oriented themes, love from the heart being the over-riding one. It's sad that today's film-makers can't produce family-oriented movies without trash. This film is a great example of family values, self-responsibility, and living an honest lifestyle of hard work and respect for self and others. Today's youth needs more movies like this! This one needs to be released on DVD now!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Promise Made See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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