Touch (1997)

Touch (1997)





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An L.A. mechanic and a Vietnamese-American manicurist forge an unlikely friendship that begins to blossom into something much deeper in this intimate independent drama. Brendan is a mechanic whose marriage is on the rocks. Desperate to make his wife feel loved again, he confides his troubles in Tam during sessions to clean his oil-stained hands. With Tam's help, Brendan soon begins sweeping his wife off her feet again for the first time in years. Meanwhile, the growing attraction between Brendan … More

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Minh Duc Nguyen, Paul Schrader
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On DVD: Mar 1, 2005
United Artists

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as Lynn Faulkner

as Juvenal

as August Murray

as Debra Lusanne

as Kathy Worthington

as Antoinette Baker

as Elwin Worrel

as Virginia Worrel

as Father Nestor

as Greg Czarnicki

as Father Donahue

as Himself

as Scruffy Staff Worker

as Court Clerk

as Bailiff

as Prosecutor

as Father Navaroli

as Bib Overalls

as Arnold

as Song Leader

as Richie Baker

as Roman Governor

as Shelly

as Palsied Man

as Stripper

as Hillbilly

as Mother

as Brendan
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Critic Reviews for Touch

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (10)

The experience of seeing the film is subduing; the movie plays in a muted key.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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New York Times
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Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Touch

Begins with an interesting premise, that an ex-monk has the power to heal, but degenerates into a passel of cliches injected, it seems, simply to finish the work, as if the director took a more important call mid-interview. You will cease to care as well although Tom Arnold heroically behaves throughout as if there were still a film to save.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Tried to write a review and failed so I'll stick with my thoughts while watching the film:

"This is exactly the film you'd get if Tarantino brought the rights to The Green Mile."

Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer


A good movie.

Leo L

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