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Promised Land 

A family devotes their lives to traveling the country to help those in need.
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1999   1998   1997   1996  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gerald McRaney ...  Russell Greene 69 episodes, 1996-1999
Wendy Phillips ...  Claire Greene 69 episodes, 1996-1999
Austin O'Brien ...  Josh Greene 69 episodes, 1996-1999
Sarah Schaub Sarah Schaub ...  Dinah Greene 69 episodes, 1996-1999
Eddie Karr Eddie Karr ...  Nathaniel Greene 69 episodes, 1996-1999
Celeste Holm ...  Hattie Greene 69 episodes, 1996-1999
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Storyline

When Russell Greene loses his job, he decides to go on the road with his family. So he gathers his wife, Claire, his son, Josh, his daughter, Dinah, his mother, Hattie, and his nephew, Nathaniel and hits the road. With only an old Suburban, a trailer, and a dream, Russell and his family are now traveling across the country in search of adventure and helping many people along the way. Written by Ashleigh Swindol <jswindol@bellsouth.net>

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Home is wherever you hang your hat, open your heart or help a friend.

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Drama

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This series was a spin-off from the series Touched by an Angel (1994), which ran for nine seasons. This makes the true pilot, the season three opening episode of Touched by an Angel, "Promised Land" on September 15, 1996. See more »

Goofs

The interior Airstream set was about three feet wider than the Airstream trailer which was used for exterior shots. The extra width in the set's ceiling was covered by a removable, simulated skylight which is clearly visible throughout the series. The top of the trailer shown in exterior shots has no visible signs of a skylight. See more »

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[Opening Credits Narration, Season One]
Russel Greene: My name is Russell Greene. Maybe you passed me and my family out on the highway. Maybe you were driving some fancy sports car or an old beat up four-door. Or maybe you've had some hard times like us and you're out on the road with your house hitched up behind you, and America the Beautiful up ahead. But whoever you are you be sure to give us a wave the next time you drive by. Cause we're your neighbors, and we're all on the road together.
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Referenced in Touched by an Angel: The Road Home: Part 1 (1997) See more »

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Values and Veterans

Although it has been off the air for 6 years now, Promised Land was one of those shows that comes along once or twice in a generation. Good cast, supporting cast(among them, Richard Thomas and Ossie Davis) and crew. The plot is believable with McRaney packing up his family and just saying "to hell with it all" after being subjected to so many disappointments and incidents since his return from Vietnam years earlier. I think a lot of Vietnam-era veterans, myself included, could really relate to McRaney's thought process in finally deciding on his course of action. Many of us did precisely the same thing in real life, after returning from that war and finding that America was not the same place we left. The show imparts not only values but a glimpse into what took place in one veterans life. In those two respects alone, I think it is one of the more poignant TV series of our time. Why this program only ran for 3 years is beyond me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(69 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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