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LL Cool J
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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 (as Maria Celedonio)
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Father Donahue
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Lynn Faulkner
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August Murray
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Greg Czarnicki
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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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$195,236 (USA) (17 February 1997)

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$408,097 (USA) (16 March 1997)
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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 »

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Artie: I'm gonna hang up before I catch that new kind of AIDS, hearing AIDS, the kind you get from listening to assholes.
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References Escape Me Never (1947) 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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great non-crime Elmore Leonard
27 September 1998 | by (Ellicott City, MD) – See all my reviews

Occasionally Elmore Leonard writes about something other than the underworld. Here his wonderful dialogue and amusing characters are centered around, not a bank robber or ex-con, but a young man who receives miraculous stigmata. The tone is stirical and the comedy is quite dark; definitely worth a look. After Get Shorty Hollywood seemed to finally get how to translate Leonard to the screen, and Touch certainly belongs in the company of Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, and Out of Sight. The cast is perfect in this one, with Skeet Ulrich and Bridget Fonda the best they've been so far, plus Christopher Walken in full glory, and Tom Arnold (yes, That Tom Arnold) just dead on as a religious zealot. This one didn't get much of a theatrical run so go find it at the video store.


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