• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“After the Promise” is a 1987 American made-for-television drama film directed by and starring , , and . The movie is based on the true story of David Vetter, a boy born with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), also known as “bubble boy” disease. The film follows the struggles of his parents, Brian () and Jean (), to find a cure for their son and give him a chance to live a normal life.

The film was well-received by critics and audiences and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Special. It is praised for its sensitive portrayal of the Vetter family's ordeal and its commentary on the medical establishment's limitations in treating rare diseases. “After the Promise” is a moving and inspiring story of the human spirit's resilience and the power of love in the face of adversity.

Directed by
Produced by Tamara Asseyev
Written by Sebastian Milito (Story)
Robert W. Lenski (Teleplay)
Starring , , , ,
Music by Ralph Burns
Cinematography René Verzier
Edited by Parkie L. Singh
Tamara Asseyev Productions
New World Television
Distributed by CBS (USA) (TV) (Original Airing)
New World Home Video
Starmaker Entertainment
Release date October 11, 1987
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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