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Promise (2008)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 25 August 2009 (USA)
A college senior, Jesse, attempts to rescue his girlfriend Selene from the vicious cult that ambushed them along a lonely mountain road.
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Credited cast:
Ron Berg Ron Berg ... Cyrus
Ron Bowen Ron Bowen ... Abraham
Michael Butler Michael Butler ... Sgt. Lane
Mike Butler Mike Butler ... Sgt. Lane
Kim Cifuentes Kim Cifuentes ... Sarah
Seth Gandrud ... Mason
Kurt Kubicek ... Jesse
Marcello Mazzilli Marcello Mazzilli ... Zachary
Bart Overbey Bart Overbey ... Hyrum
Debbie Overbey Debbie Overbey ... Aimee
Angelo Rea Angelo Rea ... Nathan
John Rea John Rea ... Malachi
Tim Richards Tim Richards ... Riker
Matt Robinson ... Brody
Tiffany Shepis ... Bethany
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A single car travels along a lonely mountain road in the mountains of northern Arizona, its headlights cutting through the thick shadows of the forest around them. Within the car are Jesse and Selene, two young lovers escaping the uncertainty of their impending graduation for a night in an effort to reconcile their struggling relationship. Their romantic evening together becomes a harrowing nightmare as they are pursued off the main highway and onto a remote trail by a truck that bears down on them even as Jesse attempts to outrun it. Just as they are about to be overtaken by the vehicle, red emergency lights are lit up from its roof, revealing that they have just attempted to escape a State Trooper. Jesse pulls over, but the police vehicle continues past them on the road at breakneck speed, disappearing around a bend up ahead. They continue on their way, only to find that the State Trooper never made it to its destination; the Trooper is pinned down in his immobilized vehicle, ... Written by David M. Quiroz, Jr.

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Release Date:

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Arizona, USA

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The cult depicted in the film is based on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. See more »

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Promise...You Will Never Make Another Movie!
29 July 2019 | by clintstevensSee all my reviews

It is hard to fathom how horrendous movies like this ever get made, not to mention ever see the light of day. There is so much wrong with this movie, I'm not sure where to begin. Here are a few highlights.

The worst action sequences ever. Fights are spliced together, never showing any actual punches or gunshots, just the final results (like the man who is shot and strawberry jam is shown splattering on the wall).

Dialog? What dialog? Samples; a mother discovers her pregnant daughter tied up and her response? 'Oh, dear!' When the heroine yells at the cult leader 'You're all full of s**t!' his reply is 'I do enjoy rebellious city women.'

Laughable costuming. The women wear rejects from 'Little House On The Prairie' and the sheriff wears an outfit about 3 sizes too big.

With a cast who have absolutely no acting talent and no believability, including a wimpy hero who survives 3 gunshots and singlehandedly kills multiple heavily armed cult-members, this film could have been a high school audiovisual project that was given a failing grade.

To those responsible for this mess, promise you'll never make another movie again!


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