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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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Cathy Corns ...
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Rhonda De Jong ...
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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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Don't Be Cruel
Written by Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
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The first time I ever saw Diane Lane
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I remember watching this movie as well on HBO a million times. I was stunned by Diane Lane's performance. I had never heard of her so I actually thought she was a handicapped actress. This is one of those rare movies that goes straight to the heart. I'm a guy and I loved it even as a teenager. I guess having four sisters made a little sensitive to movies like this one. This is the story of a young woman who had the power to touch the lives of every person that got to know her. Even though she was in a wheelchair, nothing could contain her soaring spirit. The relationship between Diane Lane and Deborah Raffin is very touching. Raffin's character is there to help Lane, but it seems that Karen had more of an impact on the life of her caretaker. If you are a fan of Elvis Presley, this is the movie for you even though it's not an Elvis movie. You'll just have to see it to know what I'm talking about. Great story, great performances, and lots of emotion make "Touched By Love" a must see again and again. And I thought I was the only person whose seen this movie. I'm glad to know there is at least one other.


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