Touched by Love (1980)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Medical Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 31, 1980 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Touched by Love was not only filmed in Canada, but had a leading character named Canada (it had to; the film is based on the reminisces of a real-life person). Deborah Raffin portrays Lena Canada, a therapist in charge of handicapped Diane Lane. A wheelchair-bound cerebral palsy victim, Lane also shows signs of autism. Determined to bring Lane back into the world, Ms. Canada suggests that the girl start a pen-pal relationship with her favorite celebrity--Elvis Presley. Based on the real Lena Canada's book "To Elvis With Love," the low-key but emotionally supercharged Touched by Love costars Michael Learned as Lena's superior, Dr. Bell; also in the cast are sixteen genuine "special" children from a school in Calgary, Alberta.

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therapist, handicap, autism, cerebral-palsy, pen-pals, courage