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Touched by Love (1980)

PG | | Drama | 31 October 1980 (USA)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Topper - Child
Jason Bates ...
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Joseph John Bondok ...
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Beverly Chapman ...
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Jennifer Collins ...
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Cathy Corns ...
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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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Much of the score by John Barry are variations of the tune for "Aura Lee," which is the song on which Elvis' "Love Me Tender" was based. See more »

Crazy Credits

(Closing dedication) This film is dedicated to Lena for her gift of love and conviction... To Karen for courage and determination... 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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Teddy Bear
Written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe
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Touched By Love
3 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out in 1980. I thought is was a Great and Wonderful movie..When Lena (Deborah Raffin), Tries to help bring Karen ( Diane Lane ) out of her shell. She gets Karen involved in writing to one of her favorite people, ( Elvis ) to become her pen-pal. But when Elvis never wrote to her her withdrew and when back in her shell. But Then I thought that Lena started writing to her to make her think it was Elvis to get her to come back out of her shell.. But then found out it was Elvis that wrote to her was amazing.. Loved Diane Lane Then and still love her movies now.. To this day, Touched By Love is one of my all time Favorite movies.. I still shed a tear or two every time I watch it.. I bought the VHS tape like 20 years ago and still have it, Just wish I could find it on DVD.. If anyone knows where I can get one. Please let me know..


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