Promise (1986)

Promise, the most honored movie in television history, is a deeply moving story of family love and loyalty. Bob (James Garner) returns home for his mother’s funeral knowing that he must fulfill a promise made 30 years earlier—to care for his younger brother D.J. (James Woods), who is schizophrenic. When Bob eventually takes over responsibility for his younger brother’s well-being, he embarks upon the most difficult challenge of his life. Following its premiere in 1986, Promise won virtually every award a television program can win, including five Emmys® (Best Actor, Best Special, Best Direction, Best Teleplay, Best Writing), two Golden Globes®, a Peabody Award, a Christopher Award, the Humanitas Prize and several other honors. The movie remains an enduring favorite in the Hallmark Hall of Fame’s library of films.

Directing:
  • Glenn Jordan

Writing:
  • Richard Friedenberg
  • Kenneth Blackwell
  • Tennyson Flowers

Stars:
Release Date: 1986-12-21
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 110
James Woods
James Woods
D.J.
James Garner
James Garner
Bob Beuhler
Alan Rosenberg
Alan Rosenber...
Dr. Pressman
Piper Laurie
Piper Laurie
Annie Gilbert
Peter Michael Goetz
Peter Michael...
Stuart
Michael Alldredge
Michael Alldr...
Gibb
Barbara Niven
Barbara Niven
Joan (as Barbara Alexander)
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