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Touch (1997)

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 »

Director:

Paul Schrader

Writers:

Elmore Leonard (novel), Paul Schrader (screenplay)
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
LL Cool J ... LL Cool J
Gina Gershon ... Debra Lusanne
Conchata Ferrell ... Virginia Worrel
John Doe ... Elwin Worrel
Christopher Walken ... Bill Hill
Skeet Ulrich ... Juvenal / Charlie Lawson
María Celedonio ... Alisha (as Maria Celedonio)
Chris Hogan ... Scruffy Staff Worker
Anthony Zerbe ... Father Donahue
Bridget Fonda ... Lynn Faulkner
William Newman ... Court Clerk
Tom Arnold ... August Murray
Breckin Meyer ... Greg Czarnicki
Matt O'Toole ... Bailiff
Richard Fancy ... Judge
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Storyline

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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Everyone wants a piece of the action See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dotyk See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$195,236, 17 February 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$408,097, 16 March 1997
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film features a soundtrack by Dave Grohl. See more »

Quotes

August Murray: Hey if he was comin' in here to take somethin' of mine, you're damn right, I'd shoot to kill. Now if God wants to have mercy on their souls, that's up to him, but I'd shoot to kill!
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Remembering Jobim
Written by Joseph L. Altruda (as Joey Altruda)
Performed by Joey Altruda and His Cocktail Crew
Courtesy of Will Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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A Refreshing Look at God, Faith, Love and Media
8 February 2003 | by tim.halkinSee all my reviews

Don't be fooled by the subject matter - an ex-monk, who can heal the sick by touching them, but suffers stigmata each time and gets caught up in a whirl of religious fanatics, big-business evangelists and ratings-hungry media - this is a sweet and touching romantic comedy!

Leave it to Paul Schrader to find a way to do some heavy soul-searching without getting heavy-handed, yet always remaining quirky as we know him from his dramas. A wonderful supporting cast (Christopher Walken, Tom Arnold, Janeane Garofalo, Lolita Davidovich and Gina Gershon) adds color and texture to the story without detracting from the quiet chemistry going on between Skeet Ulrich and Bridget Fonda. When Ulrich says without grandeur that he believes in God and miracles, you don't even think twice about it - you believe every word he says at face value. A rare performance.


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