After the Promise

After the Promise
After the Promise (1987) Film Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byDavid Greene
Produced byTamara Asseyev
Written bySebastian Milito (Story)
Robert W. Lenski (Teleplay)
Music byRalph Burns
CinematographyRené Verzier
Edited byParkie L. Singh
Tamara Asseyev Productions
New World Television
Distributed byCBS (USA) (TV) (Original Airing)
New World Home Video
Starmaker Entertainment
Release date
  • October 11, 1987 (1987-10-11)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

After the Promise is a 1987 American television film directed by David Greene and starring Mark Harmon, Diana Scarwid, Rosemary Dunsmore and Donnelly Rhodes. The film received positive reviews.


Elmer Jackson is a carpenter in a small Californian town in the 1930s. Struggling to bring up 4 young boys after the death of his wife, he is horrified when the government (citing trumped-up charges of parental neglect) places the boys into various foster homes and institutions, unaware of the abuse that boys would then be subjected to. The conditions imposed by the court and the difficulties caused by the Depression make Jackson's determined and vigorous quest to find his boys extremely difficult.


  • Mark Harmon as Elmer Jackson
  • Diana Scarwid as Anna Jackson
  • Rosemary Dunsmore as Florence Jackson
  • Donnelly Rhodes as Dr. Northfield
  • David French as Richard Jackson (age 10)
  • Don Jeffcoat as Richard Jackson (age 12)
  • Andrew Woodworth as Richard Jackson (age 15)
  • Benjamin Turner as Ellis Jackson (age 8)
  • Ryan Heavenor as Ellis Jackson (age 10)
  • Trey Ames as Ellis Jackson (age 13)
  • Chance Michael Corbitt as Wayne Jackson (age 6)
  • Ryan Francis as Wayne Jackson (age 8)
  • Dick Billingsley as Wayne Jackson (age 11)
  • Lance and Gary Verwoerd as Raymond Jackson (age 3)
  • Slone Romano as Raymond Jackson (age 5)
  • Mark Hildreth as Raymond Jackson (age 8)


After the Promise received positive reviews from critics. The film was nominated for two Golden Globes. One in the category of "Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television" and another in the category of "Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television" for Mark Harmon.[1] The film was also nominated for two Young Artist Awards in the categories of "Best Family TV Special" and "Best Young Actor/Actress Ensemble in a Television Comedy, Drama Series or Special".[2]


  1. ^ "Awards for 1988 Golden Globe". IMDB. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Awards". IMDB. Retrieved 10 April 2017.

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