PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
A newspaper journalist discovers a homeless musical genius and tries to improve his situation.
Lorraine Toussaint (who played Mr. Ayers' mother), LisaGay Hamilton (who played Mr. Ayers' sister Jennifer), and Nelsan Ellis (who played L.A.M.P. 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.
A utility truck is seen in the tunnel when Lopez and Nathaniel are talking. The utility truck was not there before Lopez stopped his car.
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.
CAD 478,511 (Canada) (26 April 2009)
$31,670,931 (USA) (5 July 2009)
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