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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

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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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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A gripping story of a young girl's devotion to her hero.
13 November 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a touching true story and fine adaption of Lena Canada's book about a lonely handicapped girl(Diane Lane) and her devotion to a very special person. With the help from a social worker(Deborah Raffin), the girl begins writing letters to her hero and the return correspondence transforms her dying days. Her special pen pal is none other than Elvis Presley.

For Elvis fans there is vintage TV footage and Elvis music throughout. Miss Lane is outstanding and warms the heart. This story is sad, uplifting and hopeful. You'll feel good about not passing this one up. Also in the cast are Michael Learned, Clu Gulager and John Amos.

Note: This movie is also known as TO ELVIS, WITH LOVE.


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