Promised a Miracle Poster

Release Date: 1988

PG-13|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Based on an actual incident, this drama follows the trial of Alice Elizabeth "Lucky" Parker (Rosanna Arquette) and her husband, Larry (Judge Reinhold). Fervently religious people, the Parkers opt to stop giving their diabetic son, Wesley (Vonni Ribisi), his regular dose of insulin in the belief that God will heal him. When Wesley dies after days without insulin, the two are charged with manslaughter and must deal with the repercussions of their decision.

Cast: Rosanna Arquette, Judge Reinhold, Tom Bower, Giovanni Ribisi, Gary Bayer, Maria O'Brien

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Father, Fall, 1970s, Mother, Emotional, Son, Death