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A young doctor, Alexandra Kendall, seeking change while recovering from a recent heartbreak, moves from Chicago, Illinois to Hartford, Connecticut. She joins the West Hartford medical practice of Dr. Walter McInterny, a doctor approaching retirement age. 17-year-old Elizabeth "Buffy" Koenig is a precocious student at West Hartford's William Hall High School. Her boyfriend Gerry is a football player at Hall High. While Dr. McInterny is away on vacation, longtime patient Buffy hurts her leg while harmlessly kicking a soccer ball during Gerry's nearby football practice. At the hospital, Dr. Kendall finds that not only is the leg broken, but the bone was also weakened by cancer. Dr. Kendall treats Buffy and the two develop a bond that extends beyond the doctor-patient relationship; Dr. Kendall is drawn to Buffy's humor and raw honesty.

  1. Jerome Hellman

    Director

  2. Loring Mandel

    Writer

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  1. Marsha Mason

    Marsha Mason

    Dr. Alexandra Kendall

  2. Ned Beatty

    Ned Beatty

    Bud Koenig

  3. Susan Clark

    Susan Clark

    Fran Koenig

  4. Michael Brandon

    Michael Brandon

    Dr. Jim Sandman

  5. Kathleen Beller

    Kathleen Beller

    Elizabeth (Buffy) Koenig

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Promises in the Dark

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  • November 2, 1979
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 58m

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