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David and Lisa (1998)

Lukas Haas portays David, a withdrawn but apparent near genius, who fears being touched. Brittney Murphy plays Lisa, a young woman seemingly suffering from split personalities who speaks ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Kramer

Writers:

Theodore Isaac Rubin (book) (as Theodore Isaac Rubin M.D.), Eleanor Perry (earlier screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sidney Poitier ... Dr. Jack Miller
Lukas Haas ... David
Brittany Murphy ... Lisa
Debi Mazar ... Maggie
Allison Janney ... Alix
Kim Murphy ... Natalie
Giuseppe Andrews ... Joey
Vicellous Shannon ... Tyrone (as Vicellous Reon Shannon)
Gene Wolande ... Kevin
Kimiko Gelman ... Molly
Giselle deCerda Giselle deCerda ... Doris
Samaria Graham ... Felicia
Ty Hodges ... Raymond (as Eric 'Ty' Hodges II)
Diva Zappa ... Francesca
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Storyline

Lukas Haas portays David, a withdrawn but apparent near genius, who fears being touched. Brittney Murphy plays Lisa, a young woman seemingly suffering from split personalities who speaks only in rhymes and withdraws from anyone who doesn't speak to her likewise. Meeting in the psychiatric ward, the two's eyes lock and an obvious attraction is indicated. First each must learn to approach each other in their own sphere. Enter Sidney Poitier as a caring psychologist who helps David to come to terms with his emotional failure to deal with his father's death at an early age. Debi Mazar also appears as Lisa's case worker. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

He feared touch . . . she feared speech . . . the only thing they didn't fear was each other.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oprah Winfrey Presents: David and Lisa See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Harpo Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Remake of a 1962 film of the same name, starting Keir Dullea and Janet Margolin. See more »

Quotes

Lisa: David... David look at me. Who do you see?
David: I see a girl, who looks like a pearl. I see a girl, a girl of a pearl.
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Connections

Remake of David and Lisa (1962) See more »

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A Star is Born
1 November 1998 | by MrSpoonsSee all my reviews

"David and Lisa," is one of those rare productions that remind us how good television can be. Portrayals of people with mental illnesses are always difficult. That there was room for reality and subtlety is a tribute to the creators and performers. Brittany Murphy's performance as Lisa will be on my mind for a long time. I can only hope that it will bring her more and more important roles, along with her first Emmy nomination. Thanks to Oprah for bringing this wonderful story to a new generation.


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