A young nurse becomes determined to reach an unresponsive teenage cerebral palsy patient by encouraging her to write to her favorite rock singer, Elvis Presley.

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(based on the book by: "To Elvis With Love"), (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Lena Canada
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Karen
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Dr. Bell
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Tony
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Amy
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Margaret
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Don Fielder
Twyla-Dawn Vokins ...
Monica (as Twyla Volkins)
Clive Shalom ...
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Jason Bates ...
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Joseph John Bondok ...
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A young nurse becomes determined to reach an unresponsive teenage cerebral palsy patient by encouraging her to write to her favorite rock singer, Elvis Presley.

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A true story. A courageous story. A love story that will touch you forever.

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31 October 1980 (USA)  »

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To Elvis, with Love  »

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This is a real story about young disabled girl who had correspondence with Elvis Presley up to 1963 when she died. See more »

Crazy Credits

Just prior to the closing credits, this dedication appears on-screen:

This film is dedicated to Lena for her gift of love and conviction... To Karen for courage and determination... To Elvis Presley for his compassion and ability to spread joy. And, above all, to all the Karens everywhere who may need a friend to say "I care"...a friend like you. See more »

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Don't Be Cruel
Written by Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
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This movie was WONDERFUL!
14 February 2004 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as an 11 year old. And I absolutely loved it! It's one of those movies that you just can't forget. I saw it again on cable late one night last year but it was too late to tape it. So I'm thinking seriously of buying the tape. Deborah Raffin did a fabulous job as the compassionate caretaker Lena Canada. Diane Lane also did an excellent job playing Karen,the handicapped teenager. If you have a chance & it's in a videotape store, see it!


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