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The Music Never Stopped (2011)

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Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the ... See full summary »

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Young Gabriel
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Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must learn to embrace his son's choices and try to connect with him through music. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some mild drug references, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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27 October 2011 (South Korea)  »

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Mr. Tamburine Man  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$76,543 (USA) (18 March 2011)

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$258,077 (USA) (9 September 2011)
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Trivia

Based on the essay "The Last Hippie" from Dr. Oliver Sacks's book, "An Anthropologist on Mars." See more »

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Bing Crosby recorded "Young at Heart" for Decca Records, not RCA Victor. See more »

Quotes

Henry Sawyer: They don't just play the notes on the page.
Gabriel Sawyer: No, they play what's in the air, you know?
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References The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

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Magic Carpet Ride
Written by John Kay & Rushton Moreve
Performed by Steppenwolf
Published by Songs of Universal, Inc.
On behalf of itself and Kings Road Music
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I will get by
23 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The idea is hope. The year is 1986 and Gabe, a mid 30's former hippe has just been located after 20 years on the road. His parents are typical; his father was a war veteran who thinks that nothing he did was ever wrong and his mother just wished she knew the right words to say.

Through music the characters learn what is important; the moments to remember, the moments to change, the moments that will scuplt their souls.

I cannot express enough how uplifting this movie was. Anyone who is a fan of music and anyone who just needs a bright spot in their day needs to see this.


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