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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012)

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When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.



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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ehren Becker ...
Gary Becker ...
Pat Becker ...
Ron Becker ...
Marty Friedman ...
Steve Hunter ...
Dave Lopez ...
Serrana Pilar ...
Joe Satriani ...


A documentary film about the extraordinary life of a famous, musical prodigy who has been battling against Lou Gehrig's Disease for 22 years. A paralyzing, terminal illness with no real treatment or cure, it has trapped Jason inside of his body for over 15 years; unable to move, unable to speak, and unable to play the instrument which propelled him to international stardom at just 19 years of age. Using an eye communication system invented by his father, Jason is able to escape the confines of his own body and release the music that is trapped inside of his mind. Written by Anonymous

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It's a much bigger reason than anybody out there knows why he's still here. But he's still here.


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Meet Me In the Morning
Words & Music by Bob Dylan
Performed by Jason Becker
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Courtesy of Jason Becker
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Beautiful story of hope, love and determination
17 December 2012 | by (ky) – See all my reviews

I will say that I thought the movie would make you feel sorry for Jason Becker and his family. Instead, you are hit with this fierce determination, by everyone around him. At first, I cried and felt terrible for Jason, because he was cheated by life. Then I realized, he took this change and adapted to a whole new way of living. His zest (for lack of a better word) is so contagious I can see why he has so many awesome fans and friends. The Becker's are a beautiful group of people. In my opinion they're care of Jason should be used by the ALS foundation. To get a realistic perspective is what made this move so great.. Thank you

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