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The Promise (1978)





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In this romance, a young couple's happiness is violently destroyed during a car accident in which the young man is left in a coma and the girl's face is ruined. The boy's snooty mother, never having liked the girl, uses the accident to break up the lovers by offering the girl's poor mother money, for badly needed plastic surgery, if the girl will never again see her love. The deal is done, and after the boy finally awakens he is told that his girlfriend has died. But despite the mother's machinations, true love is not easily vanquished. The plot is based on a story by Danielle Steele.


Kathleen Quinlan
as Nancy/Marie
William Prince
as George Calloway
Michael O'Hare
as Ben Avery
Bibi Besch
as Dr. Allison
Robin Gammell
as Dr. Wickfield
Katherine de Hetre
as Wendy Lester
Paul Ryan
as Dr. Fenton
Tom O'Neill
as Painter
John Allen Vick
as 1st Cab Driver
Dan Leegant
as 2nd Cab Driver
Bob Hirschfeld
as Dr. Sidney Meisner
Carey Loftin
as Truck Driver
Max Balchowsky
as Truck Driver
Mickey Gilbert (II)
as Truck Driver
Robert Hirschfeld
as Doctor Sidney Meisner
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Critic Reviews for The Promise

All Critics (1)

When, at year's end, critics vote The Promise the Drippiest Movie of 1979, you may want to know first-hand what all the pouting was about.

July 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Promise

There is a lot of honesty and truth in what it wants to say, especially in the way it avoids making Marion a one-dimensional villain; even so, the result is only a passable yet sappy love story with good performances but inevitably weakened by its corny dialogue.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Young couple in love, his mother objects. They suffer a horrendous car accident during which her face is destroyed, his mother pays her off with reconstructive surgery. She emerges looking...remarkably similar? He doesn't notice when they met. Uh right. Gooey nonsense at least has nice San Francisco locations and decent actors working with a silly script.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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