Touch (1997 film)
|Directed by||Paul Schrader|
|Screenplay by||Paul Schrader|
|Story by||Elmore Leonard|
by Elmore Leonard
|Music by||Dave Grohl|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
The film, which has elements of drama and black comedy, stars Christopher Walken, Richard Schiff, Bridget Fonda, Skeet Ulrich, Tom Arnold, Gina Gershon, Lolita Davidovich, Janeane Garofalo and Paul Mazursky. It was shot in Fullerton, California.
The soundtrack of the movie was composed and recorded by Dave Grohl, and released on his Capitol Records imprint, Roswell Records. The majority of the tracks are instrumental, with the exception of "How Do You Do," as well as two songs performed with Louise Post of Veruca Salt. The release would also mark the first time Grohl used his pseudonym Late, as credited in the liner notes, since the release of Pocketwatch in 1992.
The former evangelist Bill Hill, tired of selling mobile homes for a living, persuades his friend Lynn Faulkner to befriend the innocent ex-monk and encourage him to aim for the big-time. But matters become complicated when the young couple falls in love, and even more complicated when fundamentalist August Murray takes exception to their relationship.
- Skeet Ulrich as Juvenal
- Bridget Fonda as Lynn
- Christopher Walken as Bill Hill
- Gina Gershon as Debra
- Tom Arnold as August Murray
- Conchata Ferrell as Virginia Worrel
- William Newman as Court Clerk
The film received mixed-to-negative reviews. It currently holds a 33% rating on rotten tomatoes, based on 18 reviews.