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After the Promise (1987)

TV Movie | 90 min | Drama

Elmer Jackson is a carpenter in a small Californian town in the 1930s. Struggling to bring up 4 young boys after the death of his wife, he is horrified when the Government (citing trumped-up charges of parental neglect) places the boys ...See moreElmer Jackson is a carpenter in a small Californian town in the 1930s. Struggling to bring up 4 young boys after the death of his wife, he is horrified when the Government (citing trumped-up charges of parental neglect) places the boys into various foster homes and institutions, unaware of the abuse that boys would then be subjected to. The conditions imposed by the court and the difficulties caused by the Depression make Jackson's determined and vigorous quest to find his boys extremely difficult. Written by Murray Chapman See less
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René Verzier (as Rene Verziér)
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Parkie L. Singh (as Parkie Singh)
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Updated Oct 11, 1987

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Oct 11, 1987 (United States)

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Mark Harmon
Elmer Jackson Elmer Jackson   See fewer
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Diana Scarwid
Anna Jackson Anna Jackson   See fewer
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Rosemary Dunsmore
Florence Jackson Florence Jackson   See fewer
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Donnelly Rhodes
Dr. Northfield Dr. Northfield   See fewer
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David French
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Benjamin Turner
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Raymond 1 (as Lance) Raymond 1 (as Lance)   See fewer
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Gary Verwoerd
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Shirley Barclay
Mrs. Adams Mrs. Adams   See fewer
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Alex Bruhanski
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Dwight Koss
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Linda Darlow
Welfare Officer Welfare Officer   See fewer
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Dana Still
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Jenn Griffin
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Alex Diakun
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Dan Muldoon
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Slone Romano
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William Nunn
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Lillian Carlson
Mrs. Sykes Mrs. Sykes   See fewer
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Adrien Dorval
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Janet Wright
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Ryan Francis
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Donnie Jeffcoat
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Ryan Heavenor
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Pat Bermel
Patrolman Patrolman   See fewer
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William Buck
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Melissa Melissa   See fewer
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Michele Goodger
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Lorraine Foreman
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Mark Hildreth
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Trey Ames
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7.9 / 10 | 788 votes