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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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Steven Sawalich
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Jung ... Richard's Dad
Melissa George ... Christine
Marion Ross ... Grandma
Rebecca De Mornay ... Richard's Mom
Janssen Van De Yacht Janssen Van De Yacht ... Toddler Richard
Ridge Canipe ... Young Richard
Paul Michael Paul Michael ... Joe
John Livingston ... Mr. Parks
TyZhaun Lewis TyZhaun Lewis ... Aaron
Ron Livingston ... Richard
Arlene Ancheta Arlene Ancheta ... Chinese Restaurant Owner
Linda Burden-Williams ... Bambi
Hector Elizondo ... Dr. Padrow
Joel Bryant ... Sergeant Taylor
Kevin Sage ... PFC Sage
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Storyline

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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Goofs

When Art is purchasing a soda at the beginning of the movie, he inserts one of the newer state quarters from 1999 and on into the machine. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)
Written by B.B. Cunningham (as B.B. Cunningham Jr.), John W. Hunter, Jerry Masters (as Jerry L Masters),
Gary McEwen (as Gary Wayne Mc Ewen)
Performed by The Hombres
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A wonderful story about friendship and overcoming obstacles
11 April 2007 | by sheauSee all my reviews

The story is a compassionate one about overcoming great obstacles and making the best of it. The friendship that develops between two unlikely characters is incredible. There is not a weak link in the bunch. Every portrayal is so refreshingly honest and believable. Yul Vasquez is an incredible actor! You will be amazed that Michael Sheen does not have a disability. It made me feel that there was so much more that I could do with my life, and that I am in reality essentially lazy. It is very motivating to say the least. I hate to spoil it for anyone and give away too many details. The soundtrack will have you doing some toe-tapping as well. Enjoy it and soak up every moment!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Music Within See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaverton, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,744, 28 October 2007

Gross USA:

$154,087

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,581
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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