Story

Ray is the musical biographical drama of American legend Ray Charles. 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. "Ray" provides an portrait of Charles' musical genius as he overcomes drug addiction while transforming into one of this country's most beloved performers.

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Commentary by: director Taylor Hackford
  • Original theatrical version and extended version of film with 14 deleted scenes not shown in theaters
  • 2 complete and uncut musical performances
  • "Walking in His Shoes" featurette
  • "Ray Remembered" featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

Cast

Jamie FoxxRay Charles
Kerry WashingtonDella Bea Robinson
Regina KingMargie Hendricks
Clifton PowellJeff Brown
Harry LennixJoe Adams
Bokeem WoodbineFathead Newman
Aunjanue EllisMary Ann Fisher
Sharon WarrenAretha Robinson
C.J. SandersYoung Ray Robinson
Curtis ArmstrongAhmet Ertegun
Richard SchiffJerry Wexler
Larenz TateQuincy Jones
Terrence HowardGossie McGee
David KrumholtzMilt Shaw
Wendell PierceWilbur Brassfield
Chris Thomas KingLowell Fulson
Rick GomezTom Dowd
Denise DowseMarlene
Warwick DavisOberon
Patrick BauchauDr. Hacker
Robert WisdomJack Lauderdale
Kurt FullerSam Clark
Kimberly J. ArdisonEthel McRae

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Taylor Hackford
  • Producer: Universal Pictures
  • Length: 152 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 29, 2004
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe15
    JapanPG-12
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 1, 2005
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