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Promised Land (1987)

R
102 min | Drama

This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film Festival, it portrays the other half of the ...See moreThis gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film Festival, it portrays the other half of the American dream, as Hancock and his cheerleader girlfriend Mary wander to a middle-class mediocrity out itself out of reach for Danny and his psychotic wife Bev. Written by Owen F. Lipsett See less
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Opening weekend
$31,401
Gross (US & Canada)
$316,199
Gross (World)
$316,199
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Release date
Jan 22, 1988 (United States)

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Jason Gedrick
Hancock Hancock   See fewer
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Googy Gress
Baines Baines   See fewer
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Oscar Rowland
Mr. Rivers Mr. Rivers   See fewer
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Mrs. Rivers Mrs. Rivers   See fewer
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Jay Underwood
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Herta Ware
Mrs. Higgins Mrs. Higgins   See fewer
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Logan Field
High School Coach (as Walt Logan Field) High School Coach (as Walt Logan Field)   See fewer
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Kelly Ausland
Schroeder / Ashville Basketball Player #1 Schroeder / Ashville Basketball Player #1   See fewer
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Todd Anderson
Pat Rivers Pat Rivers   See fewer
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Theron Read
Harting Harting   See fewer
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Charles Black
Preacher Preacher   See fewer
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Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Jim S. Cash
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Matthew Karas
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David Jensen
College Coach (as Dave Jensen) College Coach (as Dave Jensen)   See fewer
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Michael Ruud
Cowboy in Casino Cowboy in Casino   See fewer
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Herb McGarvey
Riley Riddle Riley Riddle   See fewer
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Fenton Quinn
Flagman #2 (as Fenton Quinn Jr.) Flagman #2 (as Fenton Quinn Jr.)   See fewer
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L.L. West
Toy Store Clerk Toy Store Clerk   See fewer
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John Garrison
Mr. Daley Mr. Daley   See fewer
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Deborah Green
Kate Daley Kate Daley   See fewer
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Dorothy Konrad
Grandmother Daley (as Dorothy Conrad) Grandmother Daley (as Dorothy Conrad)   See fewer
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Gae P. Cowley
Mrs. Daley (as Gae Cowley) Mrs. Daley (as Gae Cowley)   See fewer
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Lisa MacFarlane
Jenny Daley (as Lisa Macfarlane) Jenny Daley (as Lisa Macfarlane)   See fewer
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Joseph Yeates
Kate's Husband Kate's Husband   See fewer
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Gene Pack
Mayor of Ashville Mayor of Ashville   See fewer
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Grant Gottschall
Bassford Bassford   See fewer
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Adam Christensen
Ashville Basketball Player #2 Ashville Basketball Player #2   See fewer
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Shane Perry
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Greg Weichers
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Bob Bedore
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Troy Bench
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Tom Thornquest
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Zeke Totland
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Jeff Lindsay
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Brandyn Cross
Basketball Kid (uncredited) Basketball Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald Reagan
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5.7 / 10 | 1,127 votes