Music Within (2007)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  5 January 2007 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard's Dad
Richard's Mom
Janssen Van De Yacht ...
Paul Michael ...
TyZhaun Lewis ...
Arlene Ancheta ...
Chinese Restaurant Owner


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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Experience a movie that will make you believe anyone can change the world.

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

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Release Date:

5 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La voz del interior  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


$153,205 (USA) (30 November 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Art is purchasing a soda at the beginning of the movie, he inserts one of the newer state quarters from 1999 and on into the machine. See more »


[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 »


As Long as You Don't Want It
Written by John Powers
Performed by John Powers
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13 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is absolutely wonderful. Ron Livingston, Michael Sheen, and Yul Vazquez are unforgettable in this film. Their performances are so real and truthful. Michael Sheen's transformation into his character, Art, will leave viewers of this film speechless.

The music for this film really is amazing as well. The story is very inspiring and really makes you want to go out and make a difference in someone's life. It will be no surprise to see this film receive the great notoriety that it deserves. Also, I hope to see more films of this nature that promote the amazing lessons that you learn as you watch this film

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