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

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Heartfelt, enjoyable movie. Wish they would show it again on TV.
31 March 2004 | by Gemini1953See all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV when it first came out (before I owned a VCR or I would have taped it). Beau Bridges' real life son, Jason, plays one of three teenage sons who is having some life/school problems. The title comes from the son being given money by a neighbor to raise a young Canada Goose the neighbor (played by Lloyd Bridges) found on the road. The teenager is to feed and be responsible for the goose, then when Thanksgiving comes, to kill it for the neighbor to have for Thanksgiving dinner. This is the boy's promise and this promise comes to bring second thoughts for him. It was a heartfelt and enjoyable movie about family, keeping promises/commitments, dealing with bullies and family dynamics. Beau, Lloyd and Dorothy Bridges, and Beau's son, Jason are very convincing as family and friends who love and respect each other. Jeff Bridges plays a neighbor who helps the boy to earn money with washing his truck. The three actors who play the sons conveyed true brotherly love and support, which is nice to see in movies. I really enjoyed it and wish it was on every Thanksgiving. We need more good family movies like this.


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