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Release Date: October 29, 2004

Year    :   2004
Slogan    :   «The extraordinary life story of Ray Charles.»
Genres    :   Drama, Music
Production Companies    :   Bristol Bay Productions, Universal Pictures, Anvil Films, Baldwin Entertainment Group
Director    :   Taylor Hackford
Producers    :   Nancy Klopper, Taylor Hackford, Barbara A. Hall, Howard Baldwin, Karen Elise Baldwin, William J. Immerman, Nick Morton, Yvonne Yaconelli, Jaime Rucker King, Stuart Benjamin, Alise Benjamin, Ray Charles Robinson Jr.
Writers    :   Taylor Hackford, James L. White, James L. White
RunTime    :   152 mins.
Budget    :   40000000
Revenue    :   124731534

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He 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 coupling gospel and country together.

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