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Promise is a 1986 CBS television movie presented by the 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 (James Woods). 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.
When his mother dies, estranged son Bob (James Garner) inherits her estate, and, surprisingly, custody of his younger brother D.J. (James Woods), who suffers from schizophrenia. Bob is initially reluctant at his new responsibility, but remembers that he had promised his mother to look after his brother.
The cast and credits of Promise are recorded at WorldCat.
James Garner … Bob Beuhler
James Woods … D.J.
Piper Laurie … Annie Gilbert
Peter Michael Goetz … Stuart
Michael Alldredge … Gibb
Alan Rosenberg … Dr. Pressman
Mary Marsh … Mrs. Post
Barbara Lee Alexander … Joan
Steven M. Gagnon … Michael
Raissa Fleming … Lonnie
Art Burke … Dr. Wexler
Bob Griggs … Minister
Janet Baumhover … Mrs. Green
Charles W. Bernard … Mr. Allison
Claretta Mariana … Beth
Virginia Settle … Mrs. Burden
Diana Van Arnam … Netta
Promise was first broadcast December 14, 1986, as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame television anthology series. Directed by Glenn Jordan from a screenplay by Richard Friedenberg, the film was shot September–October 1986 on location in Oregon, in Corvallis, Salem and Dallas, and at Triangle Lake.
"It was an easy decision for me and my producing partner, Peter Duchow, to join forces with Hallmark," James Garner wrote in his 2011 autobiography, The Garner Files. He felt he would not have been able to play the role of Bob Beuhler five years earlier, since he felt it was unsympathetic. "Not that Bob is a villain, he just never grew up," Garner wrote. James Woods was cast as his younger brother, D.J.; Garner remembered him from the first episode of The Rockford Files.
Woods has said, "People ask me, 'What's the favorite thing you've ever done in your life?' and I always say Promise because it was a perfect part for me and a perfect experience with Jim." He researched his role at a halfway house in Santa Monica, California, where he met a young man whose eloquent description of living with schizophrenia was put into the script:
It's like, all the electric wires in the house are plugged into my brain. And every one has a different noise, so I can't think. Some of the wires have voices in them and they tell me things like what to do and that people are watching me. I know there really aren't any voices, but I feel that there are, and that I should listen to them or something will happen. … I can remember what I was like before. I was a class officer, I had friends. I was going to be an aeronautical engineer. Do you remember, Bobby? I've never had a job. I've never owned a car. I've never lived alone. I've never made love to a woman. And I never will. That's what it's like. You should know. That's why I'm a Hindu. Because maybe it's true: Maybe people are born again. And if there is a God, maybe he'll give me another chance. I believe that, because this can't be all I get.
"Accepting the Emmy for Best Teleplay, Richard Friedenberg said he hoped the film would help schizophrenics by calling attention to their plight," Garner wrote. "I'm sorry to say that 25 years later, schizophrenia is the worst mental health problem facing the nation."
Awards and nominations
1987 Peabody Award — CBS Entertainment, Garner-Duchow Productions
1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special
1987 Emmy Award for Directing in a Miniseries or a Special — Glenn Jordan
1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special — James Woods
1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special — Piper Laurie
1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special — Richard Friedenberg
1987 Golden Globe Award for Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
1987 Golden Globe Award for Lead Actor — James Woods
1987 Humanitas Prize — Richard Friedenberg
1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special — Gayne Rescher
1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special — James Garner
1987 Golden Globe Award for Lead Actor — James Garner
1987 Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actress — Piper Laurie
2009: Hallmark Hall of Fame, Gold Crown Collector's Edition (DVD), 2009. Special features include a featurette on the making of the film, interviews, cast biographies and credits. Close captioned.
2012: Warner Archive (DVD-R, created on demand), August 28, 2012.