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The Music Never Stopped
- J.K. Simmons

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview

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.

Cast List

Stephen Kazmierski - Cinematographer
Manny Siverio
Oliver Sacks - Neurologist/Writer - Awakenings/At First Sight
Gwyn Lurie
Paul Cantelon - Composer, THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
Jim Kohlberg - TWO FAMILY HOUSE
Christopher Reynolds - First Assistant Camera
Gary Marks
Peggy Gormley - Actress
Julia Ormond - British Actress
Lance Rubin
Richard Campbell - Actor
James Urbaniak - Actor "Henry Fool"
J.K. Simmons - American actor, Oz/SPIDER-MAN movie series
Jonathan Kimble Simmons - American actor, Oz/SPIDER-MAN movie series
Mia Maestro - Argentine actress, ALIAS
Cara Seymour - DANCER IN THE DARK
Lou Taylor Pucci - Actor, THE CHUMSCRUBBER (2005)
Buzz Roddy
Martin Moran
Tammy Blanchard - Actress, BELLA
Scott Adsit - Actor in ADMISSIONS
Mark Greenberg - Executive Producer
Erica Berg
Josh Segarra
Max Antisell
Ethan F. Hamburg
Ryan Karels
Xander Johnson
Jesse Roche
Wade Mylius
Matt McCarthy - Actor, ;
Rashad Edwards
James Eason
Phil Bender
Paul Sigrist

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 105
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 031398140399
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Doctors
Physically Impaired
Rock Music
Biographical

 
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"THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED achieves an admirable poignancy about our emotional, healing relationship to the songs we love." - 03/18/2011 Los Angeles Times

 
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