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The Promise (1999)

Lisa's husband, Bill, abuses her. With her sister's encouragement, she takes their three kids and leaves her husband. Bill keeps interfering with Lisa's attempts at a new life. She gets an ... See full summary »


Bethany Rooney


Sally Nemeth
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabella Hofmann ... Joanne Stoller
Tracy Nelson ... Lisa Miles
Neil Maffin ... Bill Miles
Courtney Peldon ... Susie Miles
Seth Adkins ... Billy Stoller
Matt Cooke Matt Cooke ... Detective
Shaun Smyth ... Dan Rosen
Patrick McKenna ... Randall
Djanet Sears Djanet Sears ... Carolyn Porter
Diego Fuentes Diego Fuentes ... Angelo
Andrew Deweyert Andrew Deweyert ... Scott Miles
Kristin Booth ... Jennifer Stoller
Diane Fabian Diane Fabian ... Doris Miles
Patrick Patterson Patrick Patterson ... Harold Miles
Brooke Johnson ... ER Doctor


Lisa's husband, Bill, abuses her. With her sister's encouragement, she takes their three kids and leaves her husband. Bill keeps interfering with Lisa's attempts at a new life. She gets an order of protection against him, but the police can't do anything else to help her. One night Bill breaks into Lisa's apartment and shoots her. As she dies in the hospital, Lisa asks her sister to promise to take care of her three children. The sister takes the kids into her home, but Bill is still on the loose, an ever present threat. Written by Anonymous

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15 August 1999 (USA) See more »

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Az ígéret See more »

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Ontario, Canada

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NBC Studios See more »
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All of the cars in this movie have Indiana plates on the front and back. Indiana does not require front license plates. See more »

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The Promise
5 January 2019 | by wilsonandrewcSee all my reviews

Here's what I think the lines in the scene where Bill was convicted should have been; Judge: Jury, have you agreed on a verdict? Jury Foreman: Yes! We've agreed, your honor. Judge: Please hand the verdict to the bailiff. Will the defendant please rise? On the count of murder in the first-degree, how do you find the defendant? Jury Foreman: We find the defendant guilty. Judge: For several years, we lost 6,488 souls in battles fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. But during those several years, 11,766 women were killed, but by their own spouses. This is a war that we, in this country, refuse to address. It has to stop because things have gotten so dire that this is what a victory looks like and I am sorry folks but today was no victory. This case should not be closed because when it comes to domestic violence, there needs to be change on a cultural level and that change needs to start with each and every one of you. Sentencing one week from today. Court is dismissed. Randall Stoller: Hey, Dan, thank you. Thank you so much. Dan Rosen: As for the kids, they're amazing, you know. Joanne Stoller: I know. Dan Rosen: See you at sentencing. Joanne Stoller: Thanks again, Dan. Dan Rosen: Yeah. Doris Miles: Joanne? Randall? This is a little awkward but, well, now that it's done, we'd really like to see the kids from time to time. Harold Miles: I mean, we can understand if they don't want to. Joanne Stoller: Listen, you'll always be their grandparents. Call us. OK? Harold Miles: Yeah. Thanks.

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