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Touch (1997)

At the discovery of his ability to work miracles, Juvenal becomes a media sensation, but now he's prone to those who want to exploit him.

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

Gross USA:

$387,069

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$387,069
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Schrader originally wanted to adapt the Elmore Leonard novel "Rum Punch", but when Quentin Tarantino got the rights and made it Jackie Brown (1997), Schrader decided to use this Leonard novel instead as his next project. See more »

Quotes

Juvenal aka Charlie Lawson: My real name's Charlie Lawson.
Lynn Marie Faulkner: Charlie? Come on.
Juvenal aka Charlie Lawson: There was a Saint Charles.
Lynn Marie Faulkner: yeah? What did he do?
Juvenal aka Charlie Lawson: I don't know, probably got martyred.
Lynn Marie Faulkner: [laughs] Well, how on earth did you get 'Juvenal'?
Juvenal aka Charlie Lawson: well, when you go into the order, you pick three names. I liked Raphael, or Anthony. They showed me a list, said 'pick something else' I said "um, I guess Juvenal"
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Connections

References The Nun's Story (1959) See more »

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Distributed by Capitol Records
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I enjoyed this film on it's own merits.
9 August 1999 | by KathingSee all my reviews

I did not start watching this movie as an Elmor Leonard novelization come to film. In fact I wasn't aware that it was a Leonard novel until I just accessed this page. This said, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I originally checked it out of the video store because of Christopher Walken's involvement, plus I had seen an interview with Bridget Fonda on the making of the movie, and found the concept to be intriguing. I found the characters, acting and direction on target for the subject matter, the way that recent journalistic direction and everyday cynicism would effect the life of a person with real God-given talents. The experiences that Juvenal goes through are realistic, as are his reactions. Definitely grist for reflection, and I'm an atheist. All in all, don't go into this movie expecting it to be something it's not, and you won't be


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