Did you know in that in 1986 Dallas Oregon went to Hollywood? Rather, Hollywood came to Dallas Oregon! That’s right, the movie “Promise”, starring James Garner and James Woods, was filmed right here on Main Street and inside the Blue Garden.
Long absent from his family, Bob Beuhler (James Garner) returns home after his mother’s death to find she has left him her estate and placed his brother, D.J. (James Woods), in his care. Harking back to a promise made many years earlier, Bob cannot bring himself to put D.J., who suffers from epilepsy and schizophrenia, in a home. Slowly, he and his brother bond, and in the process Bob rehabilitates his own scars, including the mark left on him by his childhood sweetheart (Piper Laurie).
Join us on Saturday, May 18th for a re-screening of the movie at Dallas Cinema! Tickets are $5.00 and available for purchase online or at the box office!
After the movie, hop on over to Blue Garden for an after party! There will be lots of fun memories shared and maybe even some surprises!
Awards and Nominations for Promise:
- 1987Peabody Award — CBS Entertainment, Garner-Duchow Productions
- 1987Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special
- 1987 Emmy Award for Directing in a Miniseries or a Special — Glenn Jordan
- 1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special — James Woods
- 1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special — Piper Laurie
- 1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special — Richard Friedenberg
- 1987Golden Globe Award for Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
- 1987 Golden Globe Award for Lead Actor — James Woods
- 1987 Humanitas Prize— Richard Friedenberg
- Christopher Award:193
- 1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special — Gayne Rescher
- 1987 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special — James Garner
- 1987 Golden Globe Award for Lead Actor — James Garner
- 1987 Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actress — Piper Laurie