Music Within


1h 33m 2007

Brief Synopsis

Richard Pimentel begins his life as a fighter, and his life's work becomes a process of fighting for the rights of others. Rising up from a childhood in a dysfunctional family, armed with a talent for public speaking and a winning personality, the young man makes his way to a Northwestern college, c

Film Details

Also Known As
The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Bearcom; Custom Film Effects; Dtc Grip & Electric; Eisner Jaffe LLP; Frenchy'S Catering; Global Entertainment Partners; Hollywood Script Research; Independent Studio Services, Inc. (ISS); Nbc News Archives; Otto Nemenz International, Inc.; River Road Creative; Scarlet Letters; Truman Van Dyke Company
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Equinoxe Films; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Rialto Distribution
Location
Philippines; Los Angeles, California, USA; Portland, Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Richard Pimentel begins his life as a fighter, and his life's work becomes a process of fighting for the rights of others. Rising up from a childhood in a dysfunctional family, armed with a talent for public speaking and a winning personality, the young man makes his way to a Northwestern college, confident that he will ace his try-out for his idol Dr. Ben Padrow, the coach of the winningest team in the history of the College Bowl. But Dr. Padrow shatters his dream when he rejects him. Richard's immediate reaction is to enlist in the army for a tour of duty in Vietnam. During combat, the young recruit loses his hearing to a bomb blast, and has to deal with this newfound disability on his return to civilian life in Oregon. Richard discovers that his disability and the struggle to transcend it is a defining moment in his fight for what he believes in. When he tries to help his friends, vets like himself and others with disabilities, to get work in an environment that treats them with pity at best and disdain as a matter of course, he realizes that he can make a difference. The friends who make up his close-knit clique are: Art Honneyman, a student wheel chair user with cerebral palsy who uses his rapier wit to deflect the prejudice that greets his disturbing appearance; Mike Stoltz, a fellow veteran with a lot of rage and nowhere to put it; and then there is Christine, the passionate libertine who strokes Richard's ego and initiates him into the world of free love. Together, the friends experience the currents of those turbulent times, and the wild, joyful energy of winning through confrontation and humor. Without his hearing Richard is all the more prepared to listen to the message deep within himself, and to carry that message to the thousands of people whose lives are improved by the movement he helps to organize.

Crew

Ara Abramyan

Consultant

Richie Adams

Main Title Design

Jr Albes

Driver

Jon Aldrich

Song Performer

Jon Aldrich

Song

Jasmine Alhambra

Assistant Director

Alvin Alvarez

Loader

Tim Alverson

Editor

Paul Anderson

Props

Andy Andico

Assistant Director

The Animals

Song Performer

Michael Arguelles

Special Effects Assistant

Nick Arguelles

Transportation Captain

Bert Asombrado

Driver

Victoria Austreng

Driver

Vic Azana

Electrician

Cindy Bagby

Wardrobe

Peter Bailey

Production Assistant

John Banholzer

Best Boy Grip

Cody Bartol

Production Secretary

Armando Bathan

Driver

Jon Bebe

Stunt Player

Jon Bebe

Stunt Player

Scott Beckett

Driver

Jorge Ben

Song

Buboy Bepinosa

Driver

Uli Beutter

Apprentice

Judy Biesanz

Set Production Assistant

George Billinger Iii

Steadicam Operator

George Billinger Iii

Camera Operator

George Billinger Iii

Director Of Photography

Alison Binford

Hair

Diane Birch

Song

Phil Blackburn

On-Set Dresser

Craig Borden

Assistant Director

Debra Braun

Music Supervisor

Amy Britt

Casting Director

Corbin Bronson

Casting Director

Christopher S Brooks

Music Editor

Gravyet Brown

Hair

James Brown

Song Performer

James Brown

Song

Dewey Bunnell

Song

Geezer Butler

Song

Jerry Buxbaum

Stunt Coordinator

Jerry Buxbaum

Special Effects

Chawie Cadiz

Production Accountant

Joel Calle

Unit Production Manager

Tom Cardamon

Office Runner

Kate Carlin

Adr

Tyson Carpenter

Grip

James Cavanaugh

Song

Roher Cenisiro

Boom Operator

Tricia Chiarenza

Color Timer

Johnny Choi

Music Coordinator

Anya Colloff

Casting Director

Tanya Cookingham

Hair

Kelly Correll

Production Assistant

Sendong Cubilla

Swing

Monching Dades

Driver

Imbet Daimon

Grip

Gerry Dano

Key Grip

Don-don Daymon

Swing

Noah Dewey

Music Editor

Joe Dionlay

Special Effects Assistant

Marc Dold

Song Performer

Marc Dold

Song

Brett Donowho

Unit Director

Brett Donowho

Producer

Pol Dugay

Driver

Jim Dunn

Grip

Aga Durado

Swing

Ezra Dweck

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Dale Dye

Advisor

Shawn Dyrdahl

Assistant Director

Shawn Dyrdahl

Unit Production Manager

Joe Egan

Song

Renato Entice

Dolly Grip

Fred Escosio

Assistant Camera

Steve Evans

Driver

Alf Fino

Dolly Grip

Brian Fleskes

Crane Grip

Guy Flint

Instructor

Marisa Flores

Costumer

Bruce Fortune

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Edwin Frilles

Coordinator

Jun Fuentes

Best Boy Electric

Susan Funk

Production Assistant

Keith Galvez

Script Supervisor

Sam Gar

Assistant Camera

Leslie Garbett

Stunt Player

Sunnyboy Garcia

Driver

Shaun Gavin

Location Manager

Tim Gearon

Song

Laura Geucherian

Project Manager

Bruce Gillies

Line Producer

Jenelle Giordano

On-Set Dresser

Mike Gitman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Denisson Golem

Grip

Dong Gonzales

Craft Service

Raffy Gonzales

Driver

Ronald Gonzales

Driver

Nate Goodman

Loader

Mark Haleston

On-Set Dresser

Dianna Hammons

Set Production Assistant

Mike Hanauska

Grip

James Wilder Hancock

Dolly Grip

Crit Harmon

Song Performer

Crit Harmon

Song

Irek Hartowicz

Director Of Photography

Brad Hatfield

Song Performer

Brad Hatfield

Song

Bart Heimburger

Driver

Simon Heselev

Song Performer

Simon Heselev

Song

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Martha E Hines

Set Costumer

Jill Hoppy

Assistant Director

Steve Hubert

Swing

Tony Iommi

Song

O'kelley Isley

Song

Ronald Isley

Song

Rudolph Isley

Song

J J Jackson

Song Performer

Jerome Louis Jackson

Song

Shanda Jackson

Set Costumer

Philip J Jaffe

Assistant Camera

Mick Jagger

Song

Tim Jankowski

Grip

Hector Javillonar

Video Assist/Playback

Jefferson Airplane

Song Performer

Brian Jennings

Swing

Daniel Jesperson

Painter

Daniel Jesperson

Driver

Tony Jimenez

Assistant Camera

David Jobe

Foley Mixer

Elton John

Song

Elton John

Song Performer

Adam Johnson

On-Set Dresser

Tom Johnston

Song

Barbara L Jordan

Song

John Kay

Song

Krysta Kelley

Craft Service

Sean Kennedy

Set Decorator

Kelly Kennemer

Screenplay

Anthony Kimbro

Production Assistant

Philip Krysl

Driver

Nick Kurth

Art Department Coordinator

Cherry Lambarte

Casting Assistant

Rod Langdahl

Construction Coordinator

Oli Laperal Jr.

Line Producer

Nette Lapid

Caterer

Thomas Laughlin

Driver

David Lee

Colorist

Rose Leiker

Apprentice

Donovan Leitch

Song Performer

Donovan Leitch

Song

Carrie Levin

Casting Associate

Sean Litton

Production Assistant

Ron Livingston

Coproducer

Danielle Lombardi

On-Set Dresser

Judy Lovell

Hair

Robert Macunat

Driver

Rainier Magbitang

Assistant Camera

Alvin Mangundayao

Production Assistant

Barry Mann

Song

Gapo Marbella Jr.

Special Effects

Tony Marbella

Props

Tess Marin

Production Coordinator

Paul Marshall

Sound Mixer

Dean Martin

Song Performer

Elle Martini

Production Supervisor

Marychris Mass

Wardrobe Supervisor

Brendan Mckeon

On-Set Dresser

Bret Mckinney

Screenplay

Kristi Mckinney

Assistant Production Coordinator

Greg Mcmickle

Property Master

Rod Meija

Caterer

Carlos Mendiola

On-Set Dresser

Edna Mendoza

Assistant Production Coordinator

Hermie Mercado

Driver

Al Mercer

Wardrobe

Tara Middleton

Office Runner

Anthony R Milch

Sound Department

Nathaniel Miller

Assistant Camera

Danny Moore

Song

Moira Morel

Office Runner

Rushton Moreve

Song

Russ Morgan

Song

Edu Del Mundo

Driver

Ferdie Nacion

Driver

Jose Navarez

Assistant Camera

Scott Newman

Crane Grip

Jud Nichelson

On-Set Dresser

Joe Nicolo

Music Supervisor

David Norris

Transportation Coordinator

Atong Ocampo

Props

Mario Ocampo

Art Department

Rhum Ocular

Lighting Technician

Film Details

Also Known As
The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Bearcom; Custom Film Effects; Dtc Grip & Electric; Eisner Jaffe LLP; Frenchy'S Catering; Global Entertainment Partners; Hollywood Script Research; Independent Studio Services, Inc. (ISS); Nbc News Archives; Otto Nemenz International, Inc.; River Road Creative; Scarlet Letters; Truman Van Dyke Company
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Equinoxe Films; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Rialto Distribution
Location
Philippines; Los Angeles, California, USA; Portland, Oregon, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the John Schlesinger Award, 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Released in United States Fall October 26, 2007

Limited Release in United States October 26, 2007

Released in United States on Video April 8, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Independent) January 25-February 4, 2007.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (2007 Best of Fest, World Cinema Now) January 4-15, 2007.

Based on a true story.

Released in United States Fall October 26, 2007

Limited Release in United States October 26, 2007

Released in United States on Video April 8, 2008

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Independent) January 25-February 4, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (2007 Best of Fest, World Cinema Now) January 4-15, 2007. )