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|Keeping the Promise|
Actors: Keith Carradine, Annette O'Toole, Brendan Fletcher, Gordon Tootoosis, Maury Chaykin
Director: Sheldon Larry
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Kids & Family
Keith Carradine and Annette O'Toole star in this powerful family drama adapted from the best-selling novel "The Sign Of The Beaver" by Elizabeth George Speare that's become required reading in schools throughout the countr... more »
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"Keeping the Promise is a movie based on the children's novel, Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare. I'm a teacher, so I have my students read the book, then we watch the movie and compare the two. It is a good family movie with a positive message. My students enjoy watching it every year!"
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(4 out of 5 stars)
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