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Touch and Go (1986)

An ice hockey star is accosted by a youth gang who attempt to rob him; after he chases them off he catches the youngest member and gives him a ride home, where he meets the boy's mother. A ... See full summary »

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Jerry Pepper
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Dee Dee
Richard Venture ...
Gower
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Lester
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McDonald
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Levesque
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Lupo
Dennis Duffy ...
Lynch (as Denis Duffy)
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Green
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Courtney
Clair Dolan ...
Courtney's Girlfriend
Carri Levinson ...
Courtney's Girlfriend (as Carri Lynn Levinson)
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An ice hockey star is accosted by a youth gang who attempt to rob him; after he chases them off he catches the youngest member and gives him a ride home, where he meets the boy's mother. A romantic plot ensues, as well as a confrontation with the gang leaders. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Gangster Kid  »

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$126,939, 24 August 1986, Limited Release

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$1,254,040
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Filmed in 1984 and originally intended for a 1985 release. It was shelved due to a change in distribution from Universal to TriStar Pictures along with extensive re-scoring and re-editing of promotional ads. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Barbato: Which apartment do you live at?
Louis DeLeon: [looks at Barbato and says nothing]
Bobby Barbato: Fine, we'll knock on them all. With your head.
[throws Louis at a door]
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Playing With Fire
by Jackie Jackson, Pamela Phillips Orland and Jack Wargo
Performed by Greg Phillinganes
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Great film. Very entertaining
5 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

This was a great film to watch and very entertaining. I picked it up cheap in the local DVD store and wasn't expecting anything much. However I was surprised that I really enjoyed it. The characters were believable and well scripted. All the actors were good, especially in the more comic moments of the film. However the little boy was especially impressive in his role of a streetwise child running wild. The relationships between the characters are carefully developed and you find yourself caring about what happens to them. It was especially interesting to see the much younger Michael Keaton and Maria Conchita Alonso. All round good family entertainment.

I would strongly recommend it.


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