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Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists' rights within the corporate music business.

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Cast:
Jamie Foxx (as Ray Charles )
Kerry Washington (as Della Bea Robinson )
Regina King (as Margie Hendricks )
Clifton Powell (as Jeff Brown )
Harry J. Lennix (as Joe Adams )
Bokeem Woodbine (as Fathead Newman )
Aunjanue Ellis (as Mary Ann Fisher )
Sharon Warren (as Aretha Robinson )
C.J. Sanders (as Young Ray Robinson )
Curtis Armstrong (as Ahmet Ertegun )
Richard Schiff (as Jerry Wexler )
Larenz Tate (as Quincy Jones )
Terrence Dashon Howard (as Gossie McKee )
David Krumholtz (as Milt Shaw )
Wendell Pierce (as Wilbur Brassfield )

Directed By: Taylor Hackford
Written By: Taylor Hackford & James L. White
Produced By: Universal Pictures

Release Date (US): October 29th, 2004

Length of Movie: 2h 33min

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements.

Budget: $40,000,000

Opening Weekend: $20,110,000

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1. Mess Around (Studio)
2. I Got A Woman
3. Hallelujah I Love Her So (Live)
4. Drown In My Own Tears
5. Night Time Is The Right Time (Studio)
6. Marianne (Studio)
7. Hard Times (Studio)
8. What'd I Say(Live)
9. Georgia On My Mind (Studio)
10. Hit The Road Jack (Studio)
11. Unchain My Heart (Studio)
12. I Can't Stop Loving You
13. Born To Lose (Studio)
14. Bye Bye Love (Studio)
15. You Don't Know Me (Live)
16. Let The Good Times Roll (Live)

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