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Broken Promise (1981)

Abandoned by their parents, the young children of the Clawson family are put in the care of local authorities. However, rather than being kept together, the siblings are sent to live at ... See full summary »

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

Kent Hayes (book), Stephen Kandel (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Sarandon ... Bud Griggs
Melissa Michaelsen Melissa Michaelsen ... Patty Clawson
George Coe ... George Mathews
McKee Anderson ... Nancy Sloan
David Haskell David Haskell ... Tom Parks
Sondra West Sondra West ... Alice Parks
Marc Alaimo ... Joe Clawson
C.J. Hincks ... June Clawson
Tristine Schmukler Tristine Schmukler ... Sue Anne Clawson
John McCaffrey John McCaffrey ... John Clawson
Erika Katz ... Karen Clawson
Canaan Crouch Canaan Crouch ... Charlie Clawson
Jessie Lee Fulton ... Mrs. Gustafson
Irma P. Hall ... Williston (as Irma Hall)
William H. Burkett William H. Burkett ... Judge
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Abandoned by their parents, the young children of the Clawson family are put in the care of local authorities. However, rather than being kept together, the siblings are sent to live at different homes. Tenacious Patty Clawson (Melissa Michaelsen) is determined to keep her brothers and sisters together, but the bureaucracy in place makes her quest almost impossible. Aided by social worker Bud Griggs (Chris Sarandon), Patty tries to reunite her family, facing many obstacles along the way. Initial release: 1981 Director: Don Taylor Cast: Chris Sarandon, Melissa Michaelsen

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Petetty lupaus See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A TV movie for the CBS network. See more »

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Found a web site that sells old movies and has broken promise
4 September 2013 | by wwjlshd1-783-776423See all my reviews

HI I found a web site called TruTvMovies.net It has all kinds of old movies for sale! BROKEN PROMISES IS ON THERE! But becareful because there are 2 different Broken Promises! You want Broken Promise 1981 the little girl in it is Melissa Michaelsen. She is a little girl but the older child and trys to keep her brothers and sisters together! Her parents kept them stranded! I don't know much about the web site so be careful! I hope this was of help to all of you looking for this movie! It was one of my favorites as a child but I couldn't find it anywhere! I asked my sister and parents and they don't remember the movie! But I remember alote of things that others don't. There is also a trailer for the movie on youtube. I hope you are able to find the movie and are able to finally watch it! Let me know if it is good!


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