A Son's Promise

A Son's Promise

John Korty (1990)

U Certificate


Our Score
Get out the Kleenex and prepare for a seriously weepie TV movie. When his mother is diagnosed as having terminal cancer, teenage son Rick Schroder promises to keep the family of seven sons together, no matter what. Despite good performances from a cast that includes Stephen Dorff (Backbeat), this film flounders in a sea of sentimentality heaped on by director John Korty (best known for the equally gushy sequel to Love Story, Oliver's Story), so that any message about family unity is lost behind a mounting pile of clichés and "meaningful" moments.


A 15-year-old boy promises his dying mother that he will look after his six younger brothers and keep them together as a family. Drama, starring Ricky Schroder, David Andrews and Veronica Cartwright.

Cast & Crew

Terry O'Kelley Ricky Schroder
Wayne O'Kelley David Andrews
Dorothy Donaldson Veronica Cartwright
Director John Korty

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video