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David and Lisa (1998)

Lukas Haas portays David, a withdrawn but apparent near genius, who fears being touched. Brittney Murphy plays Lisa, a young woman seemingly suffering from split personalities who speaks ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Kramer

Writers:

Theodore Isaac Rubin (book) (as Theodore Isaac Rubin M.D.), Eleanor Perry (earlier screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sidney Poitier ... Dr. Jack Miller
Lukas Haas ... David
Brittany Murphy ... Lisa
Debi Mazar ... Maggie
Allison Janney ... Alix
Kim Murphy ... Natalie
Giuseppe Andrews ... Joey
Vicellous Shannon ... Tyrone (as Vicellous Reon Shannon)
Gene Wolande ... Kevin
Kimiko Gelman ... Molly
Giselle deCerda Giselle deCerda ... Doris
Samaria Graham ... Felicia
Ty Hodges ... Raymond (as Eric 'Ty' Hodges II)
Diva Zappa ... Francesca
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Storyline

Lukas Haas portays David, a withdrawn but apparent near genius, who fears being touched. Brittney Murphy plays Lisa, a young woman seemingly suffering from split personalities who speaks only in rhymes and withdraws from anyone who doesn't speak to her likewise. Meeting in the psychiatric ward, the two's eyes lock and an obvious attraction is indicated. First each must learn to approach each other in their own sphere. Enter Sidney Poitier as a caring psychologist who helps David to come to terms with his emotional failure to deal with his father's death at an early age. Debi Mazar also appears as Lisa's case worker. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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He feared touch . . . she feared speech . . . the only thing they didn't fear was each other.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oprah Winfrey Presents: David and Lisa See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Harpo Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Remake of a 1962 film of the same name, starting Keir Dullea and Janet Margolin. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: David... David look at me. Who do you see?
David: I see a girl, who looks like a pearl. I see a girl, a girl of a pearl.
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Connections

Remake of David and Lisa (1962) See more »

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Sorry, but no cigar.
4 October 2013 | by robert-259-28954See all my reviews

The trouble with a re-make is that it will inevitably be compared with the first. In this case, that would be the superb 1962 film version. It's been nearly 40-years since I saw it, but it left a powerful, indelible impression on me. Unfortunately, this one looked like a Hallmark TV movie against the classic 60's version, which I sincerely hope that anyone who enjoyed this version will take the time to see. As much as I dearly love Sidney Poitier, none of the cast of this psychological pot boiler can hold a candle to the original, which featured the best actors from the Broadway stage—not movie actors—particularly a superb Howard Da Silva as the doctor and Keir Dullea as David, in the role that I personally feel is his best (you may remember him as the marooned astronaut in Stanley Kubrick's classic, "2001"). Do yourself a favor and watch this one, too.


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