The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam deafened, and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities.
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
Dale Dye and Ron Livingston worked on Band of Brothers (2001) See more »
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 »
All of our earliest memories are lies, family mythologies handed down to us repeatedly until they become as real as what actually happened.
No one in the family can say exactly when my mother went crazy. According to Grandma, she was always that way. Dad said it started when she lost the babies. Seven miscarriages in eight years can tend to do that to a person. That's why my arrival on the scene came as somewhat of a surprise. I was born with the umbilical cord wrapped ...
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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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