A Son's Promise (1990)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Family

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The touching true story of the fifteen years old Terry who promised his dying mother to look after his six younger brothers and keep them together as a family ... a man's job on a boy's ... See full summary »


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John Korty


Bill Stratton (story), Bill Stratton (teleplay), Robert Inman (teleplay)

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31 January 2017 | MattyGibbs
| Inspirational true story. One of the better TV movies.
The true story of a young son who promises his dying mom to look after his younger brothers when she dies. The film follows his struggles as he tries to keep his family together through immense hardship.

A Son's Promise is a typical feel good true movie but don't let that put you off, this is one of the better ones. This is a tough role but the very likable Ricky Schroder excels as the young man showing maturity beyond his years as he works himself to the bone to provide for his brothers.

This is an inspirational story and is dealt with well here. It is always entertaining and thanks to Schroder you feel engaged with the lead character and his problems. It all builds to a satisfying ending.

As far as made for TV movies go this is one of the better ones I've seen.

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Drama | Family


Release Date:

5 March 1990



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Filming Locations

Georgia, USA

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