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- About Hard Promises
- Addiction – "Down the Rabbit Hole"
- Cast of Characters
- Crime and Criminals – The Wiseguys
- Education – "The Way Out"
- Guardian Angels.
- Hard Promises Themes
- Incarceration – "Justice is Always Served?"
- Nostalgia from the '60's and '70's – "The Age of Aquarius"
- Overcoming Adversity
- People Behind "Hard Promises"
- Rehabilitation and Redemption – "The Monkey off your Back"
- The Pitch
Monthly Archives: July 2012
For me movies are about charisma. The scripts need energy and that “thing” that makes the words worth paying attention to. The actors also need to convey that energy and cool factor if I’m staying in the picture. It colors … Continue reading
Wanna talk tough? Let’s talk prisons. Because one of the toughest and most compelling settings in the story of Allan Haber as set out in “Hard Promises” are the prisons where he did more than 13 years of his young … Continue reading
The edges of Hard Promises have all the elements of a great movie……..action, heroes, villains, love, sex, heartbreak…… it’s all there. At the beating heart of Hard Promises is a deeper story. It’s about redemption. Hollywood doesn’t make a lot … Continue reading
It usually only takes one……..the one person who sees the good in you that even you aren’t quite sure exists. The person who is willing to take a risk. Invest some time. Give you the push. Opens a door. The … Continue reading
The story of “Hard Promises” is really about the main character and his journey in overcoming so many different types of adversity. This was a man who started his life alone and was shuffled from foster home to foster home. … Continue reading
Although the ”Hard Promises” story begins in the “do wop” days of the late 1950′s, the bulk of Allan Haber’s story takes place in the turbulent 60′s and 70′s. A time when the golden age of Camelot was waning and our … Continue reading
As discussed in other postings of this site, addictions come in many forms today……and with many different consequences. Are the fundamental issues around addictions the same and can they be dealt with and treated with similar programs and techniques. And what are the … Continue reading
Heroin addiction was a central point in Allan Haber’s journey into the darkness. His addiction was, in his own opinion, under his control, but as any recovering addict will tell you, you never control the addiction ……. rather, the addiction … Continue reading
Justice is a difficult concept to define and support. Especially as it relates to criminal behavior, incarceration and rehabilitation. There are many issues and considerations that apply to how we as a society manage our criminals. Can and should all … Continue reading
“Wiseguys” have played a major role in some of the film industry’s best movies. From the “Godfather” trilogy to ”Goodfella’s”, from “The Freshman” to “Married to the Mob”……..Wiseguys have been played as dramtic heroes, action stars and even goofy comedic roles. … Continue reading