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Promise is a 1986 American made-for-television drama film presented by Hallmark Hall of Fame. Adapted by screenwriter Richard Friedenberg from a story by Ken Blackwell and Tennyson Flowers, the film was directed by Glenn Jordan and aired December 14, 1986. read more

Promise is a 1986 American made-for-television drama film presented by Hallmark Hall of Fame. Adapted by screenwriter Richard Friedenberg from a story by Ken Blackwell and Tennyson Flowers, the film was directed by Glenn Jordan and aired December 14, 1986. James Garner stars as a carefree man who returns to his hometown after his mother's death and has to assume responsibility for his mentally ill younger brother. One of the most honored films in television history, Promise received the Peabody Award, Humanitas Prize, Christopher Award and Golden Globe Award. Its record of five Primetime Emmy Awards was not matched until 2010, by the film Temple Grandin.

Original Release

12/21/1986

Cast

Directors

Glenn Jordan

Writers

Richard Friedenberg, Ken Blackwell, Tennyson Flowers

Cast

Producers

Peter K. Duchow Executive Producer
James Garner Executive Producer
Richard Friedenberg Producer
Glenn Jordan Producer
Paul Rubell Producer

Editors

Paul Rubell

1987 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1987 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1987 Golden Globe Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1987 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1987 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1987 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
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