Cinema: In Stitches

THE PROMISE Directed by Gilbert Gates Screenplay by Garry Michael White

Here is yet another silly Hollywood soap opera about a damaged heroine. In this variation on the theme, pert young Nancy (Kathleen Quinlan) goes through the windshield of a car headfirst on her way to marry earnest young Michael (Stephen Collins). The prognosis is not good. Nancy requires 90 stitches, and, as her doctor points out, "there's not an awful lot left under those stitches." Is there a plastic surgeon in the house?

Well, lo and behold, there is. Unfortunately, he costs $100,000, and the heroine apparently doesn't have Blue Cross....

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