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Promises in the Dark

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Numbed by career demands and a recent divorce, Dr. Alexandra Kendall (Marsha Mason) hides behind a hard shell of professional detatchment - until she treats Buffy Koenig (Kathleen Beller), a dying 17-year-old cancer patient who reawakens Kendall to life's possibilities. Soon the courageous girl's condition takes a downturn - and the physician must carefully, even agonizingly, weigh the consequences of keeping a promise she made to Buffy. Jerome Hellman, producer of such award-winning movies as Midnight Cowboy, Coming Home and The Mosquito Coast, makes his directorial debut on this frank, finely crafted film casting an unflinching yet compassionate eye on illness. Full of memorable performances, promises in the dark moves, challenges - and inspires you to live life more fully.... Show more

I watched Promises in the Dark with a pleasure. It's hard to find a movie done this well. I will tell you something. I ended up watching it four times whole movie online in the web, almost without breaks. Promises in the Dark filled me with difficult to explain energy got me so immersed in it. The richness of dialogue, which is the power of this image, arouses the respect of the recipient, especially when compared to today's productions, most of them are very poor. Jerome Hellman proved that the whole film can hold the viewer's attention. Watch Promises in the Dark online or download it.... Show more

Directors: Jerome Hellman
Countries: United States
Release: 1980-04-03
Duration: 118 min
IMDb Rating: 6.5