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Touch (1997)

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When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing ... See full summary »

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Debra Lusanne
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Virginia Worrel
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Elwin Worrel
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Bill Hill
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Juvenal / Charlie Lawson
María Celedonio ...
Alisha
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Father Donahue
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Lynn Marie Faulkner
William Newman ...
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August Murray
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Greg Czarnicki
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Bailiff
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When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Rated R for some sexuality, language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Les mains de Dieu  »

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$408,097 (USA) (14 March 1997)
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Trivia

Paul Schrader originally wanted to adapt the Elmore Leonard novel "Rum Punch", but when Quentin Tarantino got the rights and made it Jackie Brown (1997), Schrader decided to use this Leonard novel instead as his next project. See more »

Quotes

Lynn Marie Faulkner: We're lucky, right now we are
Juvenal aka Charlie Lawson: you sound very solemn
Lynn Marie Faulkner: yeah, I have to watch that. The most important thing you can do in life is to not take it too seriously.
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References The Nun's Story (1959) See more »

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I Died In My Teens
Written by Sune Wagner
Performed by Psyched Up Janis
Courtesy of Island Records, Ltd/This Way Up/Metronome Replay A/S
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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tries too hard
1 March 1999 | by (LA) – See all my reviews

A comedy that tries a little too hard to be offbeat. Ulrich is Juvenile, an oblivious ex-Franciscan monk who has the power of stigmata. He can heal those he touches.

Walken is a religious profiteer who attempts to make a few bucks of Juvenile by elisting Fonda's help. The tongue-in-cheek satire does not mix well its use of slapstick, and most of the jokes end up flopping around on the floor for a few moments too long.

No one seems to be having much fun in their roles, except for Tom Arnold, who's having too much fun as the annoying christian extremist trying to bring people to the old ways of worship. His energetic idiocy succeeds all too well in annoying.


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