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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 and Tam threatens to destroy the marriage he's worked so hard to repair. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
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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Bridget Fonda
as Lynn Faulkner
Skeet Ulrich
as Juvenal
Tom Arnold
as August Murray
Gina Gershon
as Debra Lusanne
Janeane Garofalo
as Kathy Worthington
Lolita Davidovich
as Antoinette Baker
John Doe
as Elwin Worrel
Conchata Ferrell
as Virginia Worrel
Mason Adams
as Father Nestor
Breckin Meyer
as Greg Czarnicki
Anthony Zerbe
as Father Donahue
LL Cool J
as Himself
Chris Hogan
as Scruffy Staff Worker
William Newman
as Court Clerk
Matt O'Toole
as Bailiff
Tamlyn Tomita
as Prosecutor
Don Novello
as Father Navaroli
O-Lan Jones
as Bib Overalls
Diana Georger
as Song Leader
Theo Greenly
as Richie Baker
Richard Coe
as Roman Governor
John Gay
as Palsied Man
Casey Gray
as Stripper
Dennis Burkley
as Hillbilly
John Ruby
as Brendan
John Ruby
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

Super Reviewer

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