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Touched by Love (1980)

PG | | Drama | 31 October 1980 (USA)
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.

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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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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 »

Soundtracks

Don't Be Cruel
Written by Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
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When I was little, I absolutely loved this movie. It was so...
24 December 2004 | by cindyjmdSee all my reviews

When I was little, I absolutely loved this movie. It was so touching. I was born in 1973, so I watched this when I was pretty young. I think it was on HBO. Anyway, I loved Elvis and I loved this movie. My grandmother loved Elvis and I looked up to grandma. Diane Lane is wonderful in it, I also adored another one of her younger actress movies: A Little Romance. So, I've always thought she was a great actress. I wish this movie would come out on DVD! I'm dying to see it again. Maybe they have it on VHS at Blockbuster or Hollywood Video, I'll have to check into that. I wonder if I'll still need a box of tissues to watch it! Enjoy.


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