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Helen Sawyer
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Dr. Biscow
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Mike Tappin
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Young Gabriel
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Bernie
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Florence
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Mark Ferris
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Weed
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Steve
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Dianne Daley
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College Representative (as Erica Berg)
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Celia
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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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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$258,077 (USA) (9 September 2011)
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Based on the essay "The Last Hippie" from Dr. Oliver Sacks's book, "An Anthropologist on Mars." See more »

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"Til There Was You" was introduced in 1957 in the Broadway musical 'The Music Man', not 1950 as mentioned. See more »

Quotes

Helen Sawyer: Are we ready? I've got the medication.
Dianne Daley: I've got the bag.
Gabriel Sawyer: I've got the brain tumor.
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References The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

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Till There Was You
Written by Meredith Willson
Performed by The Beatles
Published by MPL Music Publishing, Inc. on behalf of Frank Music Corporation & Meredith Willson Music
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Incredible Film! Must see for music lovers, and everyone else!
23 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Music Never Stopped is a beautiful film based on a true story about the relationship between father and son, and between music and the brain. J.K. Simmons and Lou Taylor Pucci deliver incredible performances as estranged father and son, Henry and Gabriel. (Slight spoilers follow, but all information can be found within the first 20 minutes or so of the film.) The two both have a great love for music, but their relationship falls apart as Gabriel gets wrapped up in the hippie culture of the 60's and the Grateful Dead. When Gabriel gets a brain tumor as an adult, music therapy is used to improve his memory, which has been destroyed in the removal of the tumor.

This movie has a great soundtrack, full of the classic rock music of the late 60's. This is certainly a music-lovers film! If your favorite song takes you back to the moment you heard it, this is a film for you! If music touches your soul, this is a must see!

If you don't love the music of the late 60's, you will still find this film a moving piece of art. The relationships between each character are authentic and personal. It is an absolute must see! *Reviewed from Sundance screening*


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