The Music Never Stopped

The Music Never Stopped

J.K. Simmons
Director: Jim Kohlberg Cast: J.K. Simmons
J.K. Simmons
, Lou Taylor Pucci
Lou Taylor Pucci
, Cara Seymour
Cara Seymour
Jim Kohlberg

DVD (Wide Screen)

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An overly critical father gets a unique opportunity to reconnect with his estranged son, if he can only embrace the music that once divided them in this uplifting family drama inspired by Dr. Oliver Sacks' case study "The Last Hippie." Forbidden by his conservative engineer father, Henry (J.K. Simmons), from attending a Grateful Dead concert back in 1967, Gabriel Sawyer (Lou Taylor Pucci) packs his bags and runs away from home. Twenty years later, Henry and his wife, Helen (Cara Seymour), receive word that Gabriel has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor that requires delicate surgery to remove. Though the operation is successful, Henry and Helen soon learn that the part of their son's brain responsible for creating memories has been damaged by the long-neglected tumor, and that as a result, Gabriel will find it difficult to distinguish the past from the present. As communication grows increasingly difficult, frustrated father Henry becomes staunchly determined to make up for lost time by forming a solid father-son bond with Gabriel, and begins researching treatment for brain injuries. It isn't long before Henry's inquiries lead him to music therapist Dr. Dianne Daly (Julia Ormond), whose innovative methods have yielded impressive results in the past. When Dr. Daily exposes Gabriel to the rock & roll music that he loved as a youth, something incredible begins to happen: Gabriel finally finds the words to express himself, and he regains the ability to have meaningful conversations. As his own health begins to take a turn for the worse, Henry determines to let go of his loathing for the music that has awakened his son's consciousness, and embrace the joy of loving the child he once drove away.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2011
UPC: 0031398140399
Original Release: 2010
Rating: PG
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 23,952

Special Features

Audio Commentary with Director Jim Kohlberg; ; Interviews with Author Oliver Sacks; Cast Interviews; Deleted Scenes; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
J.K. Simmons Henry Sawyer
Lou Taylor Pucci Gabriel Sawyer
Cara Seymour Helen Sawyer
Julia Ormond Dianne Daly
Tammy Blanchard Tamara Ferris
Mía Maestro Celia
Scott Adsit Dr. Biscow
James Urbaniak Mike Tappin
Peggy Gormley Florence
Max Antisell Young Gabriel
Ryan Karels Bernie
Josh Segarra Mark Ferris
Xander Johnson Weed
Jesse Roche Steve
Erica Berg College Representative
Wade Mylius Activist
Lance Rubin Rocker Dude
Matt McCarthy Carl
Rashad Edwards Police Officer
James Eason Hippie Vendor
Phil Bender Jerry Garcia
Richard Campbell Bob Weir
Buzz Roddy Bill Kreutzmann
Ethan F. Hamburg Phil Lesh
Mark Greenberg Mickey Hart
Paul Sigrist Brent Myland
Martin Moran Minister

Technical Credits
Jim Kohlberg Director,Producer
Paul Cantelon Score Composer
Antonia Dauphin Casting
Jennifer Deghan Production Designer
Kate Edgar Associate Producer
Greg Johnson Producer
Stephen Kazmierski Cinematographer
Brad Luff Executive Producer
Gwyn Lurie Screenwriter
Gary Marks Screenwriter
Neal H. Moritz Executive Producer
Peter Newman Producer
Julie W. Noll Producer
George Paaswell Co-producer
Keith Reamer Editor
Christopher Reynolds Camera Operator
Jacki Roach Costumes/Costume Designer
Oliver Sacks Original Story
Wendy Smith Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Music Never Stopped
1. Henry! [9:23]
2. Christmas Morning [8:33]
3. Your Father's Here [8:57]
4. Is This The Song? [8:45]
5. Lunch Before Love [7:29]
6. Stupid War [7:57]
7. These Are Old [10:42]
8. I Dig This Song [10:03]
9. What Have You Done? [11:14]
10. Are You Going To Play Me A Song? [12:53]
11. Looking For Something [1:38]
12. Last Rite [7:01]

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