A Touch of Hope

A Touch of Hope

Craig R Baxley (1999)

PG Certificate


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Based on the autobiography by Dean and Rochelle Kraft, this TV movie tries to question accepted attitudes on science and spirituality through the story of Dean Kraft's gift for hands-on healing. Though Kraft initially saved his powers for emergencies, he soon began practising full time, only to be accused of quackery by the medical establishment. The finale, involving a comatose doctor's daughter, borders on the sentimental, but the compassion in Anthony Michael Hall's performance and the scepticism in Scott Davis Jones's script prevent it becoming too mawkish.


A man discovers he has the abilities of a faith healer. Initially reluctant, he agrees to use his gift to help doctors, but only in emergency cases. However, many in the medical community are suspicious of his claims, a conflict that comes to a head when he is asked to bring a doubting doctor's daughter out of a coma. Fact-based drama, starring Anthony Michael Hall, CCH Pounder, Abraham Benrubi and Fay Masterson.

Cast & Crew

Dean Kraft Anthony Michael Hall
Dr Neil Bachman Abraham Benrubi
Rochelle Kraft Fay Masterson
Lily Keyes C C H Pounder
Larry Robert Clohessy
Mr Kraft Peter MacNeill
Mrs Kraft Nancy Beatty
Dr Rohan Alan Rosenberg
Director Craig R Baxley
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for some of its swearing.