The Promise

The Promise

Bethany Rooney (1999)

15 Certificate


Our Score
In this harrowing drama based on a true story, a battered wife tries to break away from her husband and start afresh with her three children, only to be subjected to constant harassment and threats. There's something unsavoury about the way in which director Bethany Rooney dwells on the details of the abuse, and the action becomes increasingly melodramatic as Tracy Nelson involves sister Isabella Hoffmann in a desperate quest to keep her kids out of Neil Maffin's clutches.


A battered wife with three children is persuaded by her sister to leave her abusive husband, but he continues to subject her to a barrage of harassment and threats - until the situation culminates in a fatal confrontation that changes the lives of all involved. Drama, starring Isabella Hofmann, Seth Adkins, Tracy Nelson and Matt Cooke.

Cast & Crew

Joanne Stoller Isabella Hoffman
Bill Miles Neil Maffin
Lisa Miles Tracy Nelson
Jennifer Stoller Kristin Booth
Susie Miles Courtney Peldon
Del Stoller Seth Adkins
Dan Rosen Shaun Smyth
Detective Matt Cooke
Director Bethany Rooney
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for violence.