Ray

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Animation, Drama, Other
Running Time:  152 min.
Release Date: October 29, 2004
DVD: February 1, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 3.76
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Cast: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry J. Lennix, Terrence Howard, Larenz Tate, Richard Schiff, Aunjanue Ellis, Sharon Warren, Regina King

Synopsis

Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard.

Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style.

As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists' rights within the corporate music business.

Director: Taylor Hackford
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Howard Baldwin, Taylor Hackford, Karen Baldwin, Stuart Benjamin
Screenplay: James L. White
Official Site: www.raymovie.com

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