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David James Carroll in The Promise of Love

The Promise of Love

1980 PG

Valerie Bertinelli heads the cast as Kathy Wakeman, a promising young woman who sacrifices her collegiate goals to marry her high school sweetheart (David James Carroll) only to become a widow when he's killed during the Vietnam War. Jameson Parker, Craig T. Nelson and Shelley Long also star in this insightful made-for-TV drama that looks at the effects of war and the toll it takes on loved ones back home.