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Touched (1983)

Two mental patients in an institution fall in love and plan to escape in the search of a normal life.

Director:

John Flynn

Writer:

Lyle Kessler
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Hays ... Daniel
Kathleen Beller ... Jennifer
Ned Beatty ... Herbie
Gilbert Lewis ... Ernie
Lyle Kessler Lyle Kessler ... Timothy
Farnham Scott ... Thomas
Meg Myles ... Jennifer's Mother
Mady Kaplan ... Arlene
E. Brian Dean E. Brian Dean ... Dr. Willoughby
Victoria Boothby Victoria Boothby ... Adele
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Barnhurst Linda Barnhurst ... Dr. Goodwin
Donna Daley Donna Daley ... Phyllis
James De Shane James De Shane ... Dr. Phillips
Thomas Dorff Thomas Dorff ... Hospital Bus Driver
Clarence Felder ... Ralph
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Two mental patients in an institution fall in love and plan to escape in the search of a normal life.

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R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1984 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Some Sunny Day See more »

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Wildwood Partners See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Worthwhile low-key drama
20 May 2005 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

There isn't a great deal of plot development in Touched, an awkward but appealing psychological drama that feels like it was produced ten years earlier than it actually was. Robert Hays plays an inmate at a mental institution who, convinced he's as normal as the next chap, escapes one day and finds employment at a carnival sideshow. He's in love with fellow inmate Jennifer (Kathleen Beller), who also breaks out of the funny farm and gets a job waiting tables. The two maintain a tenuous relationship and the film ends on a happy note that nearly defies belief. Nonetheless, there's something intriguing about Touched, which plays like a high quality television hybrid of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Carny. Even Ned Beatty, an actor I generally find irksome, manages to deliver a quality performance, and the New Jersey location footage is superbly lensed by cinematographer Fred Murphy (October Sky, Auto Focus). A pleasant surprise.


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