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Promises to Keep (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 15 October 1985
A man who left his family thirty years ago, discovers that he has a terminal illness, and before going to the hospital for treatment, he decides that it's time for him to go back. However, his son finds it hard to forgive him.

Director:

Noel Black

Writers:

Phil Penningroth (teleplay), Frédéric Hunter (story) (as Frederic Hunter)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Jack Palmer
Christopher Mitchum ... Tom Palmer
Bentley Mitchum Bentley Mitchum ... Johnny Palmer (as Bentley C. Mitchum)
Tess Harper ... Gwen Palmer
Claire Bloom ... Sally
Merritt Butrick ... Reg
Jane Sibbett ... Libby
Hugh Gillin ... Wendell
Peter Hobbs ... Doctor
Paul Mantee ... Mike
Randy Oglesby ... Ames (as Thomas Oglesby)
Andy Romano ... Ben Wilson
Richard Partlow ... Fish Buyer
George Cheung ... Jerry (as George Kee Cheung)
Bob Hoy ... Bud (as Robert Hoy)
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Storyline

A man who walked out on his family 30 years ago learns he has serious and life threatening illness. Before going to the hospital for treatment, he decides it's time to go back. When he does, his son doesn't welcome him with open arms. He learns that he has a grandson and they bond. At the same time he learns that his grandson is in trouble and tries to help. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gylne løfter See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Three Generations of Mitchums
4 May 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Promises To Keep is a Mitchum family project where Robert Mitchum co- stars with son Chris and grandson Bentley playing who they are in real life. Bob deserted his wife Claire Bloom and young son thirty years earlier and now has come back in their lives with a secret. He's got cancer and has to get surgery soon if he's to survive any length of time.

Chris is a hard unforgiving kind who wants nothing to do with his father. Bentley however is curious about the grandfather that everyone hates and is a big family mystery. He bonds with him before the others.

Young Bentley will need all his family soon. He's gotten himself involved in a smuggling racket thinking it all a great adventure.

The film was shot in and around Santa Barbara where Chris Mitchum ekes out a living as a commercial fisherman. He's got all kinds of financial problems himself.

As the Mitchum family is playing themselves they fit comfortably into the parts. This family project is nice family entertainment.

And Bentley Mitchum is one of the few people I've met who can do justice to a mullet haircut. Wonder if he still can?


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