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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard's Dad
Janssen Van De Yacht ...
Toddler Richard
Young Richard
Paul Michael ...
TyZhaun Lewis ...
Arlene Ancheta ...
Chinese Restaurant Owner
Sergeant Taylor
PFC Sage


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$52,744, 26 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$153,205, 2 December 2007
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


While in Vietnam, the main character and others are seen wearing the subdued 101st Airborne division patch, which had not yet been designed and was not allowed for wear until nearly 20 years after the film takes place. Interestingly, the correct full-color patch is more readily available today. See more »


Mr. Parks: "Most people go to their graves with their music inside them." - What was Mr. Holmes saying? Come on guys, it's not that hard. he's saying that most people die without discovering their own genius, without expressing the uniqueness that makes them special.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Magic Carpet Ride
Written by Rushton Moreve (as Rushton John Moree) and John Kay
Performed by Steppenwolf
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Inspiring for members of Armed Forces
15 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Richard Pimental tells his story of being a disabled Veteran, and how he was treated when he returned from the war. This movie is very relevant to today's political situation, and it is heartening to those of us going to Iraq or Afhganistan, where the possibility of coming home disabled is extremely high. Knowing there are people like Richard Pimental trying to make life better for anyone disabled is a wonderful thing. Ron Livingston's performance was right on target. He and Richard and the producer made an appearance at Ft. Hood, TX, promoting the movie, signing autographs and answering questions from soldiers. It was great to see them give their time to speak to soldiers.

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