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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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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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When I was little, I absolutely loved this movie. It was so...
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When I was little, I absolutely loved this movie. It was so touching. I was born in 1973, so I watched this when I was pretty young. I think it was on HBO. Anyway, I loved Elvis and I loved this movie. My grandmother loved Elvis and I looked up to grandma. Diane Lane is wonderful in it, I also adored another one of her younger actress movies: A Little Romance. So, I've always thought she was a great actress. I wish this movie would come out on DVD! I'm dying to see it again. Maybe they have it on VHS at Blockbuster or Hollywood Video, I'll have to check into that. I wonder if I'll still need a box of tissues to watch it! Enjoy.


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