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Touched by Love (1980)

 -  Drama  -  31 October 1980 (USA)
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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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(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
Cristina Raines ...
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 ...
Child
Joseph John Bondok ...
Child
Beverly Chapman ...
Child
Jennifer Collins ...
Child
Cathy Corns ...
Child
Rhonda De Jong ...
Child
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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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This is a real story about young disabled girl who had correspondence with Elvis Presley up to 1963 when she died. See more »

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(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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Don't Be Cruel
Written by Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
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An excellent Sleeper-A MUST SEE!
26 January 2003 | by (Fayetteville, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as an accident, after having watched a film I'd planned on viewing, but actually liked this film better than the one I'd planned on watching! I've been a fan of Diane Lane for years, ever since I saw the OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW that she was in, among others, and she was flawless in this one, though she was only 15 at the time. She and Deborah Raffin are simply superb as a Cerebral Palsy victim and a young woman who comes to work in a mountain therapy center (in Canada, I think) and how they differ from each other at first and come to relate to one another, with Elvis Presley as an unseen but present part of her therapy. I never was able to deduce if this was a true story or not, but I hope it is, as it is not only well acted all around but a nice story of how kind big stars can be, and I believe Elvis could have and really was as nice as he was portrayed in this film. See it; it's a winner!


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