A Son's Promise (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Son's Promise (1990)





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The promise made by 15-year-old Georgia boy Ricky Schroder is to his dying mother (Veronica Cartwright). Schroder vows that he'll keep his parentless family--all seven brothers--together, no matter what. He keeps his word, through starvation, deprivation and natural disaster. It says in the ads that the made-for-TV A Son's Promise was based on a true story. Real or fabricated, the film offers a good workout for your tear-ducts, even when lapsing into the Obvious.


Rick Schroder
as Terry O'Kelley
Veronica Cartwright
as Dorothy Donaldson
Boyd Gaines
as Dan Weston
David Andrews
as Wayne O'Kelley
Andrew Lowery
as Tommy O'Kelley
Stephen Dorff
as Charles O'Kelley
Dan Biggers
as Judge Pettus
Ken Strong
as Lee Renolds
Grayson Fricke
as Jason O'Kelly
Danny Nelson
as Judge McLauren
Ryan Marshall
as David O'Kelley
Bob Hannah
as Doug Barron
Joe Inscoe
as Tom Donaldson
Edith Ivey
as Luella
Jim Peck
as Brantley Kincaid
Linda Pierce
as Judy O'Kelly
Benji Wilhoite
as Brett Pauly
Trey Yearwood
as Jeff O'Kelly
Pamela Garmon
as Sarah Hall
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3 3/4s---Nice made-for-tv type of movie. Young adult Ricky Schroder. A good family heartwarmer.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


from 1990 This movie was based on a true story Rick Schroder is in it & Stephen Dorff as well. After his makes a promise to his mother.. the trials & tribulations the Eldest son (Schroder) goes through to keep his family together after his mother dies. It was touching & one of those, poor guys just can?t catch a break. It was pretty good, sad most of the time but it puts things in perspective.. tho it took me a few hours to watch it (I got bored every 15-30 minutes) C+

Kym (c my community profile) Ragarsson
Kym (c my community profile) Ragarsson

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