Promise Trailer

Promise Trailer (1986)

21 December 1986 Drama, Family, TV Movie 110 mins

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.

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James Garner

as Bob Beuhler

Piper Laurie

as Annie Gilbert

Alan Rosenberg

as Dr. Pressman

Mary Marsh

as Mrs. Post

Barbara Niven

as Joan (as Barbara Alexander)

International Releases Dates

United States 21 December 1986

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