Promises in the Dark

A remarkable film about the most disturbing subject of all.

Promises in the Dark (1979)

Drama

A young doctor, Alexandra Kendall, seeking change while recovering from a recent heartbreak, moves from Chicago, Illinois to Hartford, Connecticut. She joins the West Hartford medical practice of Dr. Walter McInterny, a doctor approaching retirement age. 17-year-old Elizabeth "Buffy" Koenig is a precocious student at West Hartford's William Hall High School. Her boyfriend Gerry is a football player at Hall High. While Dr. McInterny is away on vacation, longtime patient Buffy hurts her leg while harmlessly kicking a soccer ball during Gerry's nearby football practice. At the hospital, Dr. Kendall finds that not only is the leg broken, but the bone was also weakened by cancer. Dr. Kendall treats Buffy and the two develop a bond that extends beyond the doctor-patient relationship; Dr. Kendall is drawn to Buffy's humor and raw honesty.

Director: Jerome Hellman

Release Date: 1979-11-02
Status: Released
Run time: 118 min / 1:58


Casts

Marsha Mason
as Dr. Alexandra Kendall
Ned Beatty
as Bud Koenig
Susan Clark
as Fran Koenig
Michael Brandon
as Dr. Jim Sandman
Kathleen Beller
as Elizabeth (Buffy) Koenig
Paul Clemens
as Gerry Hulin

Crew

Directing Jerome Hellman Director
Writing Loring Mandel Writer

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