Ray

Ray (2004)

Ending / spoiler

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Ray Charles overcomes his drug addiction and his personal demons (guilt over his brother's death). In the late 70s, the state of Georgia gives Ray a public apology, he's no longer banned and "Georgia on my Mind" becomes the state's national song. Ray kept his promise to his mother and never used heroin again. He contributed over $20 million to schools for the blind and deaf.

A.J.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Ray holds out a ticket for the bus driver to see. In the next shot, from behind, both Ray's hands are at his side. When the shot changes back to the front, his right hand is extended again holding the ticket.

K.C. Sierra

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Trivia: It's shown in the film that Ray turns up to a protest outside the concert and then refuses to play before a segregated crowd in Georgia, which earns him a lifetime ban from the state. Ray Charles did cancel his concert but only paid compensation and was never banned from Georgia. There was also no protest outside the concert hall. Source.

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Question: What was that tune that Ray was playing on the piano just after he offered his 3 backup singers $30 a week?

Answer: Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven.

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