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A Son's Promise (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 5 March 1990
The touching true story of the fifteen years old Terry who promised his dying mother to look after his six younger brothers and keep them together as a family ... a man's job on a boy's ... See full summary »

Director:

John Korty

Writers:

Bill Stratton (story), Bill Stratton (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Schroder ... Terry O'Kelley (as Rick Schroder)
David Andrews ... Wayne O'Kelley (Dad)
Veronica Cartwright ... Dorothy Donaldson (guardian ad litem)
Stephen Dorff ... Charles O'Kelley
Boyd Gaines ... Dan Weston
Andrew Lowery Andrew Lowery ... Tommy O'Kelley (2nd oldest)
Donald Moffat ... Paw Paw
Ryan Marshall Ryan Marshall ... David O'Kelley
Trey Yearwood Trey Yearwood ... Jeff O'Kelley (blonde)
Peirce Baehr Peirce Baehr ... Michael O'Kelley (littlest kid)
Grayson Fricke Grayson Fricke ... Jason O'Kelley (littlest kid)
Linda Pierce Linda Pierce ... Judy O'Kelley (Mom)
Edith Ivey ... Luella (step Gramdma)
Ken Strong Ken Strong ... Lee Reynolds
Jim Peck ... Brantley Kincaid - Atty.
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The touching true story of the fifteen years old Terry who promised his dying mother to look after his six younger brothers and keep them together as a family ... a man's job on a boy's shoulders. He had to face many misfortunes and "parenthood" had such hard and unpleasant surprises for him, he was almost tempted to disappoint his mother ... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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Seven brothers stick together ... no matter what.

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Not Quite realistic
8 November 2020 | by MovieIQTestSee all my reviews

Where's the Social Service? Also, when their mother died, all the authorities related got be reported, where's the funeral money to either bury or cremate their mother? Once the mother died, the hospital had to report to the authorities; even she died at home, the police had to come over to verify the death and the cause of the death. These procedures are the basic legal system that existed and being carried out faithfully and continuously, not even you promised to your dying mom that you, as the eldest and big brother in the family would be able to avoid these legal formalities. It's totally unrealistic and highly unlikely that would have happened in the American legal system. Without the logic reality, how could be possible it's a true story?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The O'Kelley Brothers See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Marian Rees Associates See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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