(April 2005 )
Directed by Taylor Hackford, this biopic profiles the life of legendary musician Ray Charles. Despite humble beginnings and the loss of his eyesight due to glaucoma at the age of six, Charles, depicted by Jamie Foxx, would nonetheless become an icon in both the music industry and the civil rights era. While the film delves into his problems with drugs and women, the bulk of the story details his career; among the highlights of that career are 12 Grammy awards and 11 R&B chart-toppers, such as "Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road, Jack," "Georgia," "Doin' the Mess Around," and "Hallelujah I Just Love Her So." Also among the cast are Larenz Tate as Quincy Jones, as well as Regina King, Kerry Washington, and Clifton Powell. Charles' son, Ray Charles Jr. helped produce the film. — Tracie Cooper
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FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
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||14 never before seen deleted scenes Complete uncut music performances from the movie - Including Ray & The Raelettes performing "Hit the Road Jack" Walking in his Shoes - A revealing look at Jamie Foxx's incredible transformation into Ray Charles - including a jam session between the actor and the legendary musician himself! Ray Remembered - Friends and fellow musicians remember Ray Charles. Feature commentary with director Taylor Hackford.
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||Depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements.
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||The extraordinary life story of Ray Charles. A man who fought harder and went farther than anyone thought possible.
All Movie Guide
Trivia: Jamie Foxx
played the piano in all scenes himself. (more) Goofs:
Continuity: When Ray and Ahmet are talking about doing a session in New York, Ahmet is clean shaven, but that next day (when the session was to take place), Ahmet now has a beard and mustache. (more) Quotes:
] Aretha Robinson
: Always remember your promise to me. Never let nobody or nothing turn you into no cripple. (more) Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 37 wins & 36 nominations (more)