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.
Director of Photography Pawel Edelman, being a fan of Ray Charles, was the very first crew member to join the project by committing to it a year before start of shooting. Taylor Hackford wanted to work with him in Proof of Life (2000) but Edelman was unavailable at that time.
Always remember your promise to me. Never let nobody or nothing turn you into no cripple.
The film shows an exterior shot of Saenger theater in Alabama when Ray is suppose to be performing in Saint Louis, MO.
Ray Charles is survived by 12 children, 21 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
$20,039,730 (USA) (31 October 2004)
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