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.

Factual error: There is a scene with his baby, Ray Jr. has a butterfly shaped pacifier in his mouth. They didn't have butterfly pacifiers then - just plain old pacifiers were available.

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Ray Charles: Man, you told me if I think pennies, I get pennies. I'm thinking dollars, man.

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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: On Scene 20 of the DVD, if you immediately pause it (just before the camera starts to pan up the outside of the hotel), you can see a shadow in the first window that looks like it's E.T. I can't find anywhere else online where this is mentioned. Is this my imagination? Or might this have been done intentionally?

Answer: I have looked at this about a dozen times, and I think it's just a shadow that resembles E.T. I can't imagine why it would have been done intentionally.

wizard_of_gore

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