October 14, 1985 12:00 PM

CBS (Tues., Oct. 15, 9 p.m. ET)

D

It could be fun to see three generations of Mitchums—Robert, son Christopher and grandson Bentley—acting together. It could be, but unfortunately it’s not in this movie. Promises tells the story of a father who’s left his family and then returns to patch up things because he’s sick. The story’s old and has been better told. Promises is hackneyed and hokey at best. At worst, the show is a humiliating experience for the younger Mitchums, who pale beside their patriarch.

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