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Hard Promises (1992)

Director: Martin Davidson     Starring: Sissy Spacek
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40724700
UPC: 027616125408
UPC 14: 00027616125408
Category Keywords: Adventure  Family Interaction  Romance
Rating: Game Rating Code
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He Just Met The Perfect Woman. His Wife.
Joey Coalter (William Petersen, TV's C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation) is a restless adventurer who's been married for nearly thirteen years to his high-school sweetheart, Christine (Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner's Daughter), but has been working odd jobs that have kept him away from home nearly the whole time. Fed up with her husband's wandering ways, Chris files for divorce and makes plans to marry a local, and reliable, businessman. Completely stunned when he receives a wedding invitation (secretly sent by their daughter, Beth), Joey rushes home to try to win back his wife in this true-to-life romantic comedy.
Editor's Note
Good ol' boy Joey is a free-roaming soul with an urge to travel just about anywhere except home. So imagine his surprise when he's invited to his own wife's wedding. He rushes home to find himself newly divorced, fighting to win back the wife he stills wants and becoming a belated father to his headstrong daughter.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Surround Sound, English, French, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/15/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 95 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1992
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 101411
Video UPC UPC: 00027616125408
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Brian Kerwin
Video Cast Info Mare Winningham
Video Cast Info Sissy Spacek
Video Cast Info William Petersen
Video Cast Info Andrzej Bartkowiak - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Bonnie Koehler - Editor
Video Cast Info Dan Leigh - Production Designer
Video Cast Info George S. Clinton, et. al. - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Jule Selbo - Writer
Video Cast Info Martin Davidson - Director
Video Cast Info William L. Petersen, et. al. - Producer
Plot Summary
Christine divorced her first husband after he abandoned her and their daughter Beth. But since the divorce -- which she filed without her husband's consent -- Chris has fallen in love with Walt Humphrey, a stable, loving, family man. When her ex-husband, Joey, discovers his wife is about to remarry, he returns to his family hoping to stop the wedding and win her back.

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"...[Featuring] a warm and believable performance by the invariably underrated Spacek..." 01/31/1992 p.F6

Rolling Stone 4 of 10
Writer Jule Selbo -- not surprisingly from TV (Life Goes On) -- and director Martin Davidson, who's behind such tripe as Heart of Dixie and Hero at Large, smooth out those pesky rough edges and anything else that's remotely interesting. Petersen tries so hard for charm he kills any chance to achieve it. The movie is too bloodless to provoke scorn; it's simply a forgettable mediocrity. - Peter Travers

Chicago Sun-Times 3 of 10
Hard Promises was made in the spirit of a brainless sitcom, but if you stand back from the movie and really look at it, you're struck by how weird all of the characters are. The movie struggles to be about love and freedom and caring, but in fact it's about seriously dysfunctional people living on the edge of madness. The film's chatty small-town setting only underlines its oddity. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Spacek,Sissy
Product attributeLabel:   Mgm Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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