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 couping gospel and country together.

  1. James L. White

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Taylor Hackford

    Director, Story

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  1. Jamie Foxx

    Jamie Foxx

    Ray Charles

  2. Kerry Washington

    Kerry Washington

    Della Bae Robinson

  3. Regina King

    Regina King

    Margie Hendricks

  4. Harry Lennix

    Harry Lennix

    Joe Adams

  5. Clifton Powell

    Clifton Powell

    Jeff Brown

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Release Information

  • October 29, 2004


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 32m

Budget $40,000,000.00

Revenue $124,731,534.00

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