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

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$153,205 (USA) (30 November 2007)
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After Richard makes his speech for the Doctor/Professor at the college who tells him to go live a life, as he is storming out he passes a kid wearing a Dead Kennedys T-shirt. It is supposed to be the 1960s. The Dead Kennedys formed in 1978. See more »

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[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 The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Magic Carpet Ride
Written by Rushton John Moreve, John Kay
Performed by Steppenwolf
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Livingston gives a stellar performance and Sheen shines in this well-meaning biopic
15 November 2007 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

THE MUSIC WITHIN (2007) **1/2 Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen, Yul Vazquez, Rebecca De Mornay, Hector Elizondo, Leslie Nielsen. Livingston gives one of his best performances to date in this biography of Richard Pimentel, whose deafness resulted in Vietnam lead him to speak out on behalf of those discriminated for their handicaps and led to the Americans With Disabilities Act. While the film feels like a Hallmark TV Movie the acting is sublimely uniform – Sheen is memorable as Pimentel's cerebral palsy afflicted best friend – and the direction by newcomer Steven Sawalich keeps the story straight forward without being mawkishly maudlin.


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