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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)
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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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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

Bill Hill: Let me tell you something I learned in Alcoholics Anonymous, it's a shortened version of the Serenity prayer, "Kiss my custom-fitted ass."
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

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 Holden_PikeSee 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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