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Touch and Go (1986)

An ice hockey star is accosted by a youth gang who attempt to rob him; after he chases them off he catches the youngest member and gives him a ride home, where he meets the boy's mother. A ... See full summary »

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Jerry Pepper
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Dee Dee
Richard Venture ...
Gower
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Lester
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McDonald
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Levesque
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Lupo
Dennis Duffy ...
Lynch (as Denis Duffy)
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Green
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Courtney
Clair Dolan ...
Courtney's Girlfriend
Carri Levinson ...
Courtney's Girlfriend (as Carri Lynn Levinson)
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An ice hockey star is accosted by a youth gang who attempt to rob him; after he chases them off he catches the youngest member and gives him a ride home, where he meets the boy's mother. A romantic plot ensues, as well as a confrontation with the gang leaders. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Gangster Kid  »

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$126,939, 24 August 1986, Limited Release

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$1,254,040
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Filmed in 1984 and originally intended for a 1985 release. It was shelved due to a change in distribution from Universal to TriStar Pictures along with extensive re-scoring and re-editing of promotional ads. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Barbato: Which apartment do you live at?
Louis DeLeon: [looks at Barbato and says nothing]
Bobby Barbato: Fine, we'll knock on them all. With your head.
[throws Louis at a door]
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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by Greg Phillinganes, Richard Page, John Lang and Nathan East
Performed by Greg Phillinganes
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Was the kid a PITA or what?
5 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Touch and Go" is all about Keaton as an aloof, materialistic, all business Hockey star who becomes involved with his antithetical female counterpart though happenstance; a down-on-her-luck babe (Alonso) with an unruly street kid. At issue: Will they be able to bridge their chasm differences and find happiness? Well, it's all touch and go in this romcom with unrealized potential. "T&G" is watchable and moderately entertaining but could have used more heart and less filler. Worth a look for romantic comedy sentimentalists. (C+)


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