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The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities.

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The True Story Of Richard Pimentel, A Brilliant Public Speaker With A Troubled Past, Who Returns From Vietnam Severely Hearing-Impaired And Finds A New Purpose In His Landmark Efforts On The Behalf Of Americans With Disabilities... Written by Steven Sawalich

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug content | See all certifications »

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5 January 2007 (USA)  »

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$52,744 (USA) (26 October 2007)

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$153,205 (USA) (30 November 2007)
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The novel 'Rising Sun', by Michael Crichton, not published until 1992, is in the bookcase next to Richard as he speaks to Art who has just proofread the manuscript of Windmills. Pimentel wrote the Windmills manuscript in 1980. See more »

Quotes

[Richard has given Art his manual to read and is nervously hovering in the next room]
Richard: What page are you on now?
Art: I'm on page shut the fuck up.
[after a minute, Richard tries to quietly open the door]
Art: I've got CP, I'm not deaf!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Papa Was, Too
Written by Joe Tex
Performed by Joe Tex
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A wonderful story about friendship and overcoming obstacles
11 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story is a compassionate one about overcoming great obstacles and making the best of it. The friendship that develops between two unlikely characters is incredible. There is not a weak link in the bunch. Every portrayal is so refreshingly honest and believable. Yul Vasquez is an incredible actor! You will be amazed that Michael Sheen does not have a disability. It made me feel that there was so much more that I could do with my life, and that I am in reality essentially lazy. It is very motivating to say the least. I hate to spoil it for anyone and give away too many details. The soundtrack will have you doing some toe-tapping as well. Enjoy it and soak up every moment!


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