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  • The Soloist (2009)
  • PG-13
    117 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The Soloist (2009)
PG-13
117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A newspaper journalist discovers a homeless musical genius and tries to improve his situation.
Director
Writers
Susannah Grant (screenplay) | Steve Lopez (book "The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music")
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Release date
Apr 24, 2009 (United States)

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154 cast members
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Jamie Foxx
Nathaniel Ayers Nathaniel Ayers   See fewer
Robert Downey Jr.
Steve Lopez Steve Lopez   See fewer
Catherine Keener
Mary Weston Mary Weston   See fewer
Tom Hollander
Graham Claydon Graham Claydon   See fewer
LisaGay Hamilton
Jennifer Ayers (as Lisagay Hamilton) Jennifer Ayers (as Lisagay Hamilton)   See fewer
Nelsan Ellis
David Carter David Carter   See fewer
Rachael Harris
Leslie Bloom Leslie Bloom   See fewer
Stephen Root
Curt Reynolds Curt Reynolds   See fewer
Lorraine Toussaint
Flo Ayers Flo Ayers   See fewer
Justin Martin
Young Nathaniel Young Nathaniel   See fewer
Kokayi Ampah
Bernie Carpenter Bernie Carpenter   See fewer
Patrick Tatten
Paul Jr. Paul Jr.   See fewer
Susane Lee
Marisa (as Susane E. Lee) Marisa (as Susane E. Lee)   See fewer
Marcos De Silvas
Mayor Villaraigosa Mayor Villaraigosa   See fewer
Ilia Volok
Harry Barnoff Harry Barnoff   See fewer
Michael Bunin
Adam Crane Adam Crane   See fewer
Mike Nowak
Julliard Conductor (as Michael Nowak) Julliard Conductor (as Michael Nowak)   See fewer
Jena Malone
Cheery Lab Tech Cheery Lab Tech   See fewer
Octavia Spencer
Troubled Woman Troubled Woman   See fewer
David Jean Thomas
Angry Homeless Man Angry Homeless Man   See fewer
Lemon Andersen
Uncle Tommy (as Lemon Anderson) Uncle Tommy (as Lemon Anderson)   See fewer
Kevin Michael Key
Homeless Transvestite Homeless Transvestite   See fewer
Moya Brady
Barely Dressed Woman Barely Dressed Woman   See fewer
Orlando Ashley
LAMP Homeless Guy LAMP Homeless Guy   See fewer
J.J. Boone
Shouting Woman Shouting Woman   See fewer
Annie McKnight
LAMP Advocate LAMP Advocate   See fewer
Bernadette Speakes
Homeless Lady Homeless Lady   See fewer
Anna Levin
Leeann (as Lee Anna Levin) Leeann (as Lee Anna Levin)   See fewer
Vivian George
Teresa (as Vivian Terresa George) Teresa (as Vivian Terresa George)   See fewer
Courtney Andre
Courtney Courtney   See fewer
Teri Hughes
Detroit Detroit   See fewer
Albert Olson
Bam Bam Bam Bam   See fewer
Melissa Black
Melissa Melissa   See fewer
Valarie Hudspeth
Mama Grouch Mama Grouch   See fewer
Hazard Banner
Hazard Hazard   See fewer
Russell Brown
Russell Russell   See fewer
Kenneth Henry
Simone Simone   See fewer
Joyre Manuel
Ashley Ashley   See fewer
Lorinda Hawkins Smith
Singing Woman (as Lorinda Hawkins) Singing Woman (as Lorinda Hawkins)   See fewer
Annette Valley
Annette Annette   See fewer
Patrick Kelly
Patrick Patrick   See fewer
Quiana Farrow
Quiana Quiana   See fewer
Tony Genaro
Globe Lobby Guard Globe Lobby Guard   See fewer
Charlie Weirauch
Atheist Atheist   See fewer
Wayne Lopez
Cop With Tents Cop With Tents   See fewer
Noel Gugliemi
Winston Street Cop (as Noel G.) Winston Street Cop (as Noel G.)   See fewer
Paul Cruz
EMT #2 EMT #2   See fewer
Wil Garret
Homeless Man Homeless Man   See fewer
Halbert Hernandez
EMT #3 (as Halbert Bernal) EMT #3 (as Halbert Bernal)   See fewer
Alejandro Patiño
Construction Worker (as Alejandro Patino) Construction Worker (as Alejandro Patino)   See fewer
Karole Selmon
Homeless Woman #1 Homeless Woman #1   See fewer
Patricia Place
Cello Donor Cello Donor   See fewer
Ralph Cole Jr.
Enraged Homeless Man Enraged Homeless Man   See fewer
Gladys Khan
Reception Nurse (as Gladys Peters) Reception Nurse (as Gladys Peters)   See fewer
Palma Lawrence Reed
ER Nurse ER Nurse   See fewer
Isabel Hubmann
Laid-Off Employee Laid-Off Employee   See fewer
Bonita Jefferson
Homeless Woman #2 Homeless Woman #2   See fewer
Eshana O'Neal
Winston Street Prostitute Winston Street Prostitute   See fewer
Myia Hubbard
Young Jennifer Ayers Young Jennifer Ayers   See fewer
Iyanna Newborn
Miss Little John Miss Little John   See fewer
Bronwyn Hardy
Beauty Shop Girl Beauty Shop Girl   See fewer
Troy Blendell
New Editor New Editor   See fewer
Nick Nervies
Jennifer's Son Jennifer's Son   See fewer
Paul Norwood
Editor Editor   See fewer
Don Abernathy
Los Angeles Times Employee (uncredited) Los Angeles Times Employee (uncredited)   See fewer
Justin Aguila
Homeless man (uncredited) Homeless man (uncredited)   See fewer
Meggan Anderson
Flutist (uncredited) Flutist (uncredited)   See fewer
Julia Anna Barrios
E.R Visitor (Hoochie) (uncredited) E.R Visitor (Hoochie) (uncredited)   See fewer
Laura Beckner
Juilliard Student (uncredited) Juilliard Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Matt Besser
Commuter #4 (uncredited) Commuter #4 (uncredited)   See fewer
Elena Nikitina Bick
Ballerina (uncredited) Ballerina (uncredited)   See fewer
Kimberly Bishop
LA Times Staff (uncredited) LA Times Staff (uncredited)   See fewer
Pete Brown
Composer (uncredited) Composer (uncredited)   See fewer
Joshua Cabrera
Teenage Musician (uncredited) Teenage Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
Gerry Carbajal
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Jason Cekanski
Brawling Frat Guy (uncredited) Brawling Frat Guy (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Cochrane
Homeless Man (uncredited) Homeless Man (uncredited)   See fewer
David Cohen
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Ingrid Coree
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
Bridget Coulter
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Elise D'Orazio
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Doby Daenger
Mental Patient (uncredited) Mental Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
Youlanda Davis
Bag Lady (uncredited) Bag Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
Aurelius DiBarsanti
Paramedic (uncredited) Paramedic (uncredited)   See fewer
Bonita Dorssom
Airport Extra (uncredited) Airport Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
Johnny Drocco
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Windy Duncan
Radisson Guest (uncredited) Radisson Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Edney
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
S. Zev Esquenazi
Sgt. Hendrickson (uncredited) Sgt. Hendrickson (uncredited)   See fewer
Angela Featherstone
Commuter #1 (uncredited) Commuter #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
Lauren E. Gates
Ballerina (uncredited) Ballerina (uncredited)   See fewer
Marissa Ghavami
Ballerina (uncredited) Ballerina (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Grace
E.M.T. in Hospital Emergency Room (uncredited) E.M.T. in Hospital Emergency Room (uncredited)   See fewer
Alan Gray
Homeless Man (uncredited) Homeless Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Greenberg
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Nancy Guerriero
Homeless Old Woman (uncredited) Homeless Old Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Lejla Hadzimuratovic
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Justin Rodgers Hall
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Richard Hansen
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Terri Hughes
Detroit (uncredited) Detroit (uncredited)   See fewer
Pete Ilarius
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Chasey James
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Paul Jeans
ER Doctor (uncredited) ER Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
Christopher Karl Johnson
Drunk Uncle at Christmas Party (uncredited) Drunk Uncle at Christmas Party (uncredited)   See fewer
Siso Kamburov
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Edward Kiniry-Ostro
Craig (uncredited) Craig (uncredited)   See fewer
Adam Knapp
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Francesca Kortesmaki
Twin Violinist (uncredited) Twin Violinist (uncredited)   See fewer
Therese Kortesmaki
Twin Violinist (uncredited) Twin Violinist (uncredited)   See fewer
Kitty Kreidler
Skid Row Homeless Woman (uncredited) Skid Row Homeless Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Heather La Bella
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Hallie Lambert
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Michela Lansing
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Kirsten Lea
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Karen Levine
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Janaya Logan
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Wally Lozano
Sign Spinner (uncredited) Sign Spinner (uncredited)   See fewer
Patrick MacKellan
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Michael Maddigan
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Ricky Marciano
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Lauren Suzanne Martin
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Jennifer McGraw
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Paul McMichael
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George Meyers
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Gabriel Morales
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Samantha Nunley
Perfect bride (uncredited) Perfect bride (uncredited)   See fewer
Joel Pargman
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Tiffany Pulvino
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Franklin Ruehl
Homeless Man (uncredited) Homeless Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Hobson Sadler
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Esa-Pekka Salonen
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Jules Sanchez
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Sharon Savene
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Thierry Segall
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Holly Sherman
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Gary Sievers
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Kortnee Simmons
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
Arne Starr
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Jeff Sutherland
Cowboy on Plane with Wife (uncredited) Cowboy on Plane with Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Music Teacher (uncredited) Music Teacher (uncredited)   See fewer
Karmyn Tyler
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Maggie Wagner
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