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.


Jesse Vile


Jesse Vile
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Credited cast:
Jason Becker ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Alvarez Dan Alvarez ... Self
Ehren Becker Ehren Becker ... Self
Gary Becker Gary Becker ... Self
Pat Becker Pat Becker ... Self
Ron Becker Ron Becker ... Self
Mike Bemesderfer Mike Bemesderfer ... Self
Gregg Bissonette Gregg Bissonette ... Self
Matt Blackett Matt Blackett ... Self
Nate Fox Nate Fox ... Self
Marty Friedman ... Self
Steve Hunter Steve Hunter ... Self
Richie Kotzen Richie Kotzen ... Self
Dave Lopez Dave Lopez ... Self
Jimmy O'Shea Jimmy O'Shea ... Self


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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While in production, the film's working title was 'Perpetual Burn: The Story of Jason Becker'. 'Perpetual Burn' is Jason Becker's first solo album, which was released in 1988. See more »


Written & Performed by Jason Becker
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A truly remarkable man with a remarkable family
22 January 2013 | by FlangSee all my reviews

Being a huge music fan, I knew of Jason Becker but was never a big fan of the 80s neoclassical metal genre and was not familiar with his music. Now I realize what a remarkably talented musician he is. At the age of 20, he was following in Steve Vai's footsteps with David Lee Roth. Fortunately his musical talents extend far beyond fretboard dexterity; he is a very gifted composer and is able to continue using that gift. The documentary provides a window into how Becker copes with ALS and how his family and friends both support him and receive inspiration from him. I found this to be a moving documentary, and really wanted to be able to tell Becker what an amazing individual he is.

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Release Date:

16 November 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jason Becker: Akoma zontanos See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$319, 16 December 2012

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6-Track Stereo



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16:9 HD
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