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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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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 ...
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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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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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 »

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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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Love Me Tender
Written by Ken Darby (uncredited), Vera Matson, 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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