Promised Land (1988)

Promised Land

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Three friends face the disappointments of adulthood in this drama. Growing up in Ashville, Utah, a small town where traditional ideals still cling stubbornly to the hearts and minds of youth, Davey Hancock (Jason Gedrick) is the star of the high school's championship basketball team. Pretty cheerleader Mary Daley (Tracy Pollan) is Davey's girlfriend, and bright Danny Rivers (Kiefer Sutherland) is his best friend. Two years after graduating from high school, reality has dimmed their dreams; while … More

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Hoffman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 21, 2003
Runtime:
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Cast


as Danny 'Senator' Rive...

as Davey Hancock

as Mary Daley

as Beverly 'Bev' Sykes

as Mr. Rivers

as Mrs. Rivers

as Circle K Clerk

as Mrs. Higgins

as High School Coach

as Mrs. Daley

as Schroeder

as Pat Rivers

as Harting

as Falcons Basketball P...

as Preacher

as Charlie

as College Coach

as Riley Riddle

as Rudy Riddle

as Park Employee

as Toy Store Clerk

as Mr. Daley

as Park Employee Dultz

as Cowboy in Casino

as Mary's Grandmother

as Kate's Husband

as Mayor of Ashville

as Ashville Basketball ...

as Ashville Basketball ...

as Ashville Basketball ...

as Falcons Basketball P...

as Falcons Basketball P...

as Falcons Basketball P...

as Flagman #1

as Falcons Basketball P...

as College Coach
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Critic Reviews for Promised Land

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Promised Land tries hard to win you over but finally wears you down with its sincerity.

Full Review… | October 17, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

The film has a lot going for it though, with its beautiful snowy landscapes, empty highways, and committed playing from the cast.

Full Review… | October 17, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Many scenes are extended to the point that all potential dramatic tension is drained out of them.

Full Review… | October 17, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Gedrick and Pollan give character to the cliche's with their heartfelt work, and Sutherland and the show-stealing Ryan bring depth and weight to a potentially tiresome pair.

Full Review… | October 17, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

Clumsy, heartfelt and promising.

Full Review… | October 17, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

A smart and well constructed drama.

Full Review… | October 17, 2012
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