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Music Within (2007)

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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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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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Box Office

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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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 Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »


Midnight Rambler
Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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An emotional roller-coaster that hits all notes
25 August 2007 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Wow - I saw this movie at the Dallas Int Movie Festival. It was the Audience Award Winner. This movie had everything. It made me laugh and cry (tried to hide it since Im a grown man). The story was great and really dived in to exploring the main character. Ron Livingston was exceptional. I knew little about the disability act, so this movie really enlightened me to the hardships that disabled people have to go through. We met the director after the movie ... young guy who is going to have a bright career. You have got to see this movie. I see at least 5 movies a week and have not seen a more moving story in a long time. The roller-coaster of emotion was overwhelming. The scene at the end going back to the restaurant ws especially moving.

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