Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music


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The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.


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  • Director/producer/story writer TAYLOR HACKFORD and JAMIE FOXX (as American legend Ray Charles) on the set of the musical biographical drama, Ray.
  • Jamie Foxx in Ray (2004)
  • REGINA KING as Margie Hendricks in the musical biographical drama, Ray.
  • Ray Charles (JAMIE FOXX) is arrested for heroin possession in the musical biographical drama, Ray.
  • Taylor Hackford and Jamie Foxx in Ray (2004)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jamie Foxx studied Ray Charles to better mimic him. After a few weeks he stopped visiting Charles, saying that a 73-year-old Ray Charles couldn't help him portray the same man from ages 19 to 49.


Quotes

Aretha Robinson: Always remember your promise to me. Never let nobody or nothing turn you into no cripple.


Goofs

When Ray's son is watching Bandstand on the television while Ray is getting ready to leave for another concert, a digital counter can be seen on the television screen, clearly indicating that an archive film clip is being broadcast.


Crazy Credits

The final shot of the movie contains a freeze frame of the real Ray Charles and underneath it reads the caption: "Ray Charles Robinson = 1930 - 2004"

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Biography | Drama | Music

Details

Release Date:

29 October 2004

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,039,730 (USA) (31 October 2004)

Gross:

$75,331,600 (USA)

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