PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
First African-American biopic to be nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Actor and Best Picture.
Always remember your promise to me. Never let nobody or nothing turn you into no cripple.
In a scene set in 1954, Ray and the guys from Atlantic Records pull up in front of a theater in a 1956 Ford taxicab.
Producers wish to thank David "Fathead" Newman (Who still performs internationally and enjoys a healthy drug-free lifestyle)
Universal Pictures Oscar Edition contains Extended Cut of the film.
$20,039,730 31 October 2004