Touched is the 1983 romance that follows the life of a mental institution escapee. Daniel (Robert Hays) lives in a mental institution but one day decides that he is as mentally fit as anyone else living in a wild world. He decides to break free. He's in love with another inmate, Jennifer (Kathleen Beller), and decides to take her with him. Jennifer goes on to get a job waiting tables, which seems to be one she might be able to maintain. Daniel, on the other hand, pursues his dream of working at an amusement park at a New Jersey pier. The quirky love story is about a couple trying to survive love and the real world as they manage their own internal challenges. The result is a sensitive story that makes the audience hope they make it. However, such an unlikely couple in such a trying context doesn't have much hope.