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Touched by Love (1980)

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.

Director:

Gus Trikonis

Writers:

Lena Canada (based on the book by: "To Elvis With Love"), Hesper Anderson (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Raffin ... Lena Canada
Diane Lane ... Karen
Michael Learned ... Dr. Bell
John Amos ... Tony
Cristina Raines ... Amy
Mary Wickes ... Margaret
Clu Gulager ... Don Fielder
Twyla-Dawn Vokins Twyla-Dawn Vokins ... Monica (as Twyla Volkins)
Clive Shalom Clive Shalom ... Topper - Child
Jason Bates Jason Bates ... Child
Joseph John Bondok Joseph John Bondok ... Child
Beverly Chapman Beverly Chapman ... Child
Jennifer Collins Jennifer Collins ... Child
Cathy Corns Cathy Corns ... Child
Rhonda De Jong Rhonda De Jong ... Child
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A true story. A courageous story. A love story that will touch you forever.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To Elvis, with Love See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rastar Films,Dove See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is a real story about young disabled girl who had correspondence with Elvis Presley up to 1963 when she died. See more »

Crazy Credits

Just prior to the closing credits, this dedication appears on-screen:

This film is dedicated to Lena for her gift of love and conviction... To Karen for courage and determination... To Elvis Presley for his compassion and ability to spread joy. 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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Written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe
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What an AMAZING Story.....
3 January 2008 | by st1973See all my reviews

I too remember seeing this as a young girl....I loved Elvis and so did my mother and grandmother....I even named my daughter Presley....This movie was one of my favorites growing up and I have looked for it on both VHS and DVD. Diane Lane is one of my favorite actresses because of watching her in this movie as a child. I have seen Deborah Raffin on 7th Heaven and couldn't remember where I had seen her until I looked her up and then I remembered. I too cried as a child watching this movie.....Such a powerful message and touching story of love and devotion. If anyone has any idea where it can be found, please post...WONDERFUL!


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