PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.
Lorraine Toussaint (who played Mr. Ayers' mother), LisaGay Hamilton (who played Mr. Ayers' sister Jennifer), and Nelsan Ellis (who played LAMP director David Carter) are all real-life graduates of The Juilliard School's Drama Division. Mr. Ayers was a student in their prestigious Music Division.
Buen dia, muchachos.
Steve Lopez: "Points West" by Steve Lopez. A construction worker in Griffith Park heard the
Steve Lopez: Hey!
Steve Lopez: He saw a cyclist cartwheel off his bike and slam face-first into the unforgiving asphalt of Riverside Drive.
Lopez is seen standing trying to open the drink that was offered by Nathaniel. You then see Lopez leaning against the wall with the can held close to Lopez's body as the camera quickly cuts away between shots.
At the end of the credits, the music concludes with the sound of a cassette tape grinding to a stop, referencing Lopez's omnipresent recorder.
$9,716,458 (USA) (24 April 2009)
$31,670,931 (USA) (3 July 2009)
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