Pact With God, A

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A Pact With God[1]
Work In Progress
Original Broadcast Date
Joe Frank
Serious Monologue, 1 hour
Preceded by: Dear Annie
Followed by: Pretender

"The development is called The Fountains..."

"A Pact With God" is the name of a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Work In Progress. It was originally broadcast in 1987.


  • Joe narrates a home movie documenting a visit to his parents.
  • A repeated passage: diving in the ocean, racing through country roads at night and driving into a telephone pole. Thunder as the voice of Joe's father. "He'd speak softly, if he could."
  • A man Joe's parents admire suffers from a brain disease, degenerates, and is institutionalized.
  • The life of Joe's mother, and her youth in Europe.
  • Freddy's illness.
  • Making a deal with god; jogging to prevent Freddy from having cancer.


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Interesting Facts

The text from this program is re-recorded with different background music in "A Death in the Family."


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Work In Progress

Another Country (part 1) | Another Country (part 2) | Another Country (part 3) | At the Border | Bad | Best, The | Building a Church | Case Studies | Cocktails Before Dinner | Dear Annie | Dictator, The (part 1) | Dictator, The (part 2) | Dictator, The (part 3) | Dreamland (1986) | Dreams Of The River | El Cholo (The Beginning) | Emerald Isle | Emergency Room | Five Part Dissonance | Great Lives | He Hesitated | Highways West | Home | Iceland (part 1) | Iceland (part 2) | Iceland (part 3) | I'm Not Crazy | In the Dark (part 1) | In the Dark (part 2) | In the Middle of Nowhere (part 1) | In the Middle of Nowhere (part 2) | In the Middle of Nowhere (part 3) | Islands | Landing Strip in the Jungle, A | Let Me Not Dream | Lines | More I Know You, The | Nausea | Night | Nightride | No Show | On the Edge | Pact with God, A | Performer | Photography | Pilot | Policeman's Ball, The | Pretender | Rain (1986) | Redneck Rounder | Rent a Family (part 1) | Rent a Family (part 2) | Rent a Family (part 3) | Road to Hell | Rose | Sleep | Stories for Nothing | Street, The | Summer Notes (remix) | Talking About Love | Tell Me What to Do | Thank You, You're Beautiful | To the Bar Life | Truth About Women, The (part 1) | Truth About Women, The (part 2) | Two Babes | When She's Asleep, She Looks Like an Angel | Why I Don't Love You Anymore | Words