Ray

Ray

Jamie Foxx
Director: Taylor Hackford Cast: Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
, Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington
, Regina King
Regina King
Taylor Hackford

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Overview

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

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2005
UPC: 0025193061225
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:33:00
Sales rank: 19,291

Special Features

14 deleted scenes; Ray remembered; Friends and fellow musicians remember Ray Charles.; Feature commentary with director Taylor Hackford; Cast and filmmakers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Foxx Ray Charles
Kerry Washington Della Charles
Regina King Margie Hendrix
Clifton Powell Jeff Brown
Aunjanue Ellis Mary Ann Fisher
Curtis Armstrong Ahmet Ertegun
Harry J. Lennix Joe Adams
Terrence Howard Gossie McKee
Larenz Tate Quincy Jones
Bokeem Woodbine Fathead Newman
Sharen Warren Aretha Robinson
Richard Schiff Jerry Wexler
C.J. Sanders Young Ray
Wendell Pierce Wilbur Brassfield
Chris Thomas King Lowell Fulsom
David Krumholtz Milt Shaw
Warwick Davis Oberon
Patrick Bauchau Dr. Hacker
Robert Wisdom Jack Lauderdale
Denise Dowse Marlene
Thomas Jefferson Byrd Jimmy
Rick Gomez Tom Dowd
Kurt Fuller Sam Clark
Julian Bond Julian Bond
Kimberly Ardison Ethel McRae
Renee Wilson Pat Lyle
Willlie Metcalf Mr. Pitt
Mike Pniewski Bus Driver
Terrone Bell Young George Robinson
Richard A. Smith Til
Gary Grubbs Billy Ray
Carol Sutton Eula
Bill Breaux Cop #1
Alex Van Cop #2
Roland "Bob" Harris Jesse Stone
Tom Clark Alan Freed
Afemo Omilami Angry Husband
Elizabeth Omilami Angry Wife
Vernel Bagneris Dancin' Al
Fahnlohnee R. Harris Trudy Daniels
Michael Travis Stone Robert
Eric O'Neal Ray Charles, Jr. (5-6 Yrs.)
Tequan Richmond Ray Charles Jr. (9-10 Yrs.)
Matthew Benjamin Musician In Billy Ray's
John Swasey Customs Agent #1
James Huston Customs Agent #2
Marc Lynn Downbeat Reporter
Kyle-Scott Jackson King Bee
Todd J. Smith Student Reporter
Rutherford Cravens White Promoter
Darnell Williams Fast Girl
Jedda Jones Mercedes
Jeffrey Galpin Cop #3
Michael Arata Cop #4
Estella Denson Lady In Rain
Jeffrey Glapin Stunt Coordinator
Derrick Simmons Stunt Double "Ray Charles"
David Hash Stunt Double "Wilbur Brassfield"
Ralph Tresvant Sam Cooke

Technical Credits
Taylor Hackford Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Stephen Altman Production Designer
Craig Armstrong Score Composer
Karen Baldwin Producer
Howard Baldwin Producer
Bob Beemer Sound Mixer
Stuart Benjamin Producer
Alise Benjamin Co-producer
Steve Cantamessa Sound/Sound Designer
Ray Charles Songwriter
Sharen Davis Costumes/Costume Designer
Pawel Edelman Cinematographer
Stephanie Girard Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Grandey Asst. Director
Paul Hirsch Editor
William J. Immerman Executive Producer
Jaime Rucker King Executive Producer
Nancy Klopper Casting
Molly Mikula Set Decoration/Design
Scott Millan Sound Mixer
Nick Morton Co-producer
Thomas J. Nordberg Editor
Greg Orloff Sound Mixer
Adele Plauche Set Decoration/Design
Scott Plauche Art Director
Ray Charles Robinson Co-producer
Curt Sobel Musical Direction/Supervision
James L. White Original Story,Screenwriter
Jimmy White Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ray
1. Main Titles/Seattle Bound [6:28]
2. Talent Night [5:24]
3. Golden Goose [7:37]
4. To the Piano Born [3:38]
5. The Chitlin' Circuit [4:55]
6. Unnatural Death [6:36]
7. No Tears [5:21]
8. Messing Around [5:53]
9. Hummingbird [9:26]
10. The New Ray Charles [4:14]
11. Devil Music [5:00]
12. On the Road [3:02]
13. Double Life [6:53]
14. Cat Fight [7:31]
15. Junkie [3:51]
16. Improvising [4:00]
17. Disharmony [2:14]
18. Moving On [5:07]
19. M.O.R. [3:52]
20. Breaking the Rules [3:40]
21. Battling Jim Crow [6:05]
22. Busted [3:55]
23. Going Country [4:17]
24. State of the Art [6:33]
25. Broken Hearts [3:17]
26. Border Crossing [4:32]
27. Rehab [4:01]
28. Salvation/End Titles [3:55]

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