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Walk the Line -- A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
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Walk the Line -- A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
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Release Date:
18 November 2005 (USA) See more »
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Love is a burning thing.
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 42 wins & 32 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joaquin Phoenix ... John R. Cash

Reese Witherspoon ... June Carter

Ginnifer Goodwin ... Vivian Cash

Robert Patrick ... Ray Cash

Dallas Roberts ... Sam Phillips

Dan John Miller ... Luther Perkins

Larry Bagby ... Marshall Grant

Shelby Lynne ... Carrie Cash

Tyler Hilton ... Elvis Presley

Waylon Payne ... Jerry Lee Lewis (as Waylon Malloy Payne)

Shooter Jennings ... Waylon Jennings

Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Maybelle Carter
Dan Beene ... Ezra Carter

Clay Steakley ... W.S. 'Fluke' Holland

Johnathan Rice ... Roy Orbison

Johnny Holiday ... Carl Perkins

Ridge Canipe ... Young J.R.

Lucas Till ... Young Jack Cash
Carly Nahon ... Young Reba Cash

McGhee Monteith ... Reba Cash
Wyatt Entrekin ... Tommy Cash at 5

Hailey Anne Nelson ... Rosanne Cash

Kerris Dorsey ... Kathy Cash

Delaney Keefe ... Cindy Cash (as Delaney Marie Keefe)

Victoria Hester ... Carlene Carter
Deborah Rawlings ... Diner Waitress

James DeForest Parker ... Inmate

James Keach ... Warden
Davielle Boyce ... Maid at Door

Glenn Alan Gardner ... Texarkana Stage Manager (as Alan Gardner)

Danny Vinson ... Texarkana MC
Dave McPhail ... Armory MC
Bob King ... Armory Stage Manager
Natalie Canerday ... Lady in the Aisle

Rhoda Griffis ... Five and Dime Manager
Jeff Bailey ... El Paso Taxi Driver
Ross Harkins ... Record Executive

J.D. Evermore ... F.B.I. Man

Helen Ingebritsen ... Bank Teller
J.W. Williams ... Pill Man
Shane Bowen ... JR's Agent

Tim Ware ... A & R Man #1

Dolan Wilson ... A & R Man #2
J. Allen Scott ... Dyess Doctor

Clare Grant ... Lissome Girl (as Clare Johnson)
Michael Ingersoll ... Donzil
Carter Thrower ... Sheriff
J.P. McNeely ... Musician (as Jean-Paul McNeely)

Brian Deas ... NCO

Glenda Pannell ... Neighbor Woman
Amy Lavere ... Wanda (as Amy Kudela)

Tracee Mae Miller ... Birdie Perkins (as Tracee Miller)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Axmaker Jr. ... Record Company Executive / Reporter (uncredited)
Bryce Blackman ... Prisoner (uncredited)

David Caffey ... Record Company Executive (uncredited)

John Carter Cash ... Bob Neal (uncredited)
Mark Alan Compton ... Extra (uncredited)
Aaron Covington ... Bass player in Lewis's band (uncredited)
Brian Crider ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Richard Crowe ... Service Station Guy (uncredited)

Gordon Dexheimer ... Folsom Prison Guard (uncredited)
Josh Driver ... Cash's Stagehand (uncredited)
Jeff Droke ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Jeff Evans ... Folsom Prison Assistant Warden (uncredited)

Geoff Falk ... Folsom Prison Assistant Warden (uncredited)

Jan Falk ... Lady at the Five & Dime (uncredited)
Marc Farley ... Ferlin (uncredited)
Gavin Lindsay Goode ... Prison Guard Sniper (uncredited)

Melissa Goodwin ... Flight Attendant (uncredited)

Cody Hanford ... Tommy Cash Age 9 (uncredited)
Sharon Hart ... Church / concert attendent (uncredited)
Selene C. Hawks ... Girl at Bus (uncredited)

L. Michele Hester ... Columbia Records Secretary (uncredited)
Kimberly Hill ... Concert Goer (uncredited)

Ian S. Hunter ... Featured Extra (uncredited)
Nichole Jackson ... Reporter (uncredited)

Laurie Johnson ... Church Lady (uncredited)
Jason Lewin ... Band member (uncredited)

Katie Lindsey ... Rosey Nix (uncredited)
Mathew Luschek ... Businessman #2 in Bathroom (uncredited)
Donald Meyers ... Record Company Executive (uncredited)
Mike Montgomery ... Man in Aisle (uncredited)
Vince Palazola ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Rich Parham ... Salesman / Prisoner (uncredited)

Chris Plumlee ... Stage Hand (uncredited)
Kevin Scroggs ... Press Photographer (uncredited)
Laura Lynn Seguin ... Screaming Fan (uncredited)

Brit Shaw ... Etta Grant (uncredited)
Ben Taylor ... Jack the Drunk (uncredited)

Frank Hoyt Taylor ... Passionate Preacher (uncredited)
Matt Taylor ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Andrew Terhune ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Danny Thomas ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Sheila Thomas ... Girl in Crowd (uncredited)
Jim Wright ... Military Supervisor (uncredited)
R. Elkins Wright ... John's Friend Randy (uncredited)
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Directed by
James Mangold 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Johnny Cash (book "Man in Black")

Johnny Cash (book "Cash: The Autobiography")

Gill Dennis (written by) &
James Mangold (written by)

Patrick Carr  book "Cash: The Autobiography" (uncredited)

Produced by
Alan C. Blomquist .... executive producer
John Carter Cash .... executive producer
James Keach .... producer
Cathy Konrad .... producer
Lou Robin .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
T Bone Burnett 
 
Cinematography by
Phedon Papamichael 
 
Film Editing by
Michael McCusker 
 
Casting by
Lisa Beach 
Sarah Katzman 
 
Production Design by
David J. Bomba 
 
Art Direction by
John R. Jensen 
Rob Simons 
 
Set Decoration by
Carla Curry 
 
Costume Design by
Arianne Phillips 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Albada .... makeup artist
Deborah Ball .... hair stylist
Gloria Belz .... makeup artist
Melinda Dunn .... assistant hair stylist
Jane Galli .... makeup department head
Kathrine Gordon .... hair department head
Sandy Jo Johnston .... makeup artist
Adruitha Lee .... hair stylist
Patricia McAlhany Glasser .... hair stylist
Lori McCoy-Bell .... key hair stylist
Anne Morgan .... hair stylist: Ms. Witherspoon
Judy Ponder-Patton .... makeup artist (as Judy S. Ponder)
Scott H. Reeder .... assistant hair stylist
Barbara Sanders .... hair stylist
Betty Lou Skinner .... hair stylist
Michelle Vittone .... key makeup artist (as Michelle Vittone-McNeil)
Brad Wilder .... makeup artist: Ms. Witherspoon
Beka Wilson .... hair stylist
Bert Reo Anderson .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Linda Boykin-Williams .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Donna M. Premick .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jami Ross .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Tony Ward .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Alan C. Blomquist .... unit production manager
Aaron Downing .... post-production supervisor
Gina Fortunato .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rosemary C. Cremona .... additional second assistant director (as Rosemary Cremona)
Stephen P. Dunn .... first assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea .... additional first assistant director
Paul Byrne Prenderville .... second assistant director (as Paul Prenderville)
John R. Saunders .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Curtis Akin .... leadman
Dean Allison .... construction foreman
Dylan Collier .... scenic artist
Hugh Conlon .... construction coordinator: Los Angeles
John Coven .... storyboard artist
Chad R. Davis .... set dresser
Tim Dingle .... signmaker
Emmy Ellison .... art department coordinator
Shepard Fairey .... poster artist
Sonia L. Garcia .... scenic gangboss (as L. Sonia Garcia)
Tommy Gilbert .... set dresser
Donald Goodman .... drapery foreman
Josh Hadley .... leadman
Kenneth Heimer .... propmaker: reshoots
Frank Hendrick .... set dresser
Rachel Hicks .... painter
Dave Kennedy .... set dresser
Richard N. McGuire .... gangboss
Larry Misselhorn .... head greensman
Debbie Nolan .... construction foreman
Kris Peck .... property master
Frank Piercy .... lead scenic artist
Adele Plauche .... set designer
Kaleo Quenzer .... props
John Rabasca .... set dresser
Spencer H. Register .... set dresser (as Spencer Register)
Kelly Anne Ross .... buyer (as Kelly Ross)
Peter Sattler .... graphic designer
Eric Smith .... paint foreman
Julie Smith .... set decoration buyer
Sherry Trippett .... painter
Gabriella Villarreal .... assistant set decorator
Keith Wall .... set dresser
David Weathers .... set dresser
Gary Wimmer .... scenic gangboss
Dalton Cole Young .... on set dresser
Robert M. Bouffard .... prop fabricator (uncredited)
Kathy Brunswick .... construction buyer (uncredited)
Juliet Guimont .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Kon Iliov .... construction foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Matt Andrews .... play back operator
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
Ted Caplan .... sound designer
Derek Casari .... foley engineer
Kelly Doran .... sound utility
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Tim Gomillion .... sound recordist
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Warren Hendriks .... assistant sound editor
Mildred Iatrou .... dialogue editor (as Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
Peter F. Kurland .... production sound mixer
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
John Murray .... supervising foley editor
Steve F. Price .... foley editor (as Steve Price)
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer (as Charleen Richards-Steeves)
Dennis Rogers .... sound recordist
Nico Salvato .... first sound assistant (as Monique Salvato)
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
William Stein .... re-recording engineer
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Donald Sylvester .... supervising sound editor
Paul Urmson .... additional sound effects editor
Anthony Woodman .... sound librarian
Mark Zimbicki .... boom operator
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Bolanowski .... special effects technician
Ron Bolanowski .... special effects supervisor
Adruitha Lee .... colorist
 
Visual Effects by
Julia Frey .... visual effects producer
Paul Graff .... compositing supervisor
Robert Stromberg .... visual effects supervisor
Duke Walker .... computer renderer
 
Stunts
Brian Avery .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator
Jack Lofton .... stunts
Katie Lofton .... stunts
Heidi Pascoe .... stunts
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt double: Reese Witherspoon (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephanie Beman .... electrician
Khris Bennett .... grip
Curtis 'Snake' Burnett .... rigging grip
Alejandro J. Castillo .... company electric (as Alexander J. Castillo)
Rob Chidester .... company grip
Christopher Crowther .... rigging electrician
Steve Drake .... rigging key grip
Robert Duke .... rigging electrician
David J. Duren .... rigging best boy
Rod Farley .... second company grip (as Roderick G. Farley)
Scott Friedland .... company grip
Ray Garcia .... key grip
Antonio V. Garrido .... dolly grip
Jarek Gorczycki .... assistant lighting technician
Bob Hall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Justin Hughes .... company grip
Kyle D. Hutson .... rigging electrician
David Luckenbach .... Steadicam operator
David Luckenbach .... camera operator
Josh Malloy .... company electric
Kevin B. May .... company electric (as Kevin May)
Daniel C. McFadden .... assistant camera
Ralph Merzbach .... computer video playback
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: Memphis
Randale E. Nunley .... light board operator
Harrison Palmer .... electrician
Andrew Priestley .... assistant camera
Paul Sanchez .... camera operator
Scott Satterfield .... rigging best boy (as Scott N. Satterfield)
Dan Schroer .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Daniel Schroer)
Philip Shanahan .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John Sprague .... rigging gaffer (as John F. Sprague)
Rafael E. Sánchez .... gaffer
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
Daniel Tkaczyk .... video assist operator
Ernie Wann .... electrician
Eric Wheeler .... camera loader (as Eric Shawn Wheeler)
Darryl Wilson .... dolly grip: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Charla Bowersox .... casting assistant
Janelle Cochrane .... casting associate
Shirley Fulton Crumley .... location casting
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
David S. Merrill .... extras casting
Nicholas Ross .... casting assistant
Brit Shaw .... location casting assistant (as Brittany Shaw)
Christian Kaplan .... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wendy M. Craig .... costume supervisor
Tangi Crawford .... key costumer
Lorraine Crossman .... set costumer
Christy Hebert Crouch .... costume production assistant
David Fernandez .... set costumer
L. Kellie Hicks .... costumer
Rhonda Keaton .... costumer
Pam Lisenby .... tailor
Natasha Paczkowski .... costume manufacturing foreperson
Marcy Rector .... costume production assistant
Carlos Rosario .... assistant costume designer
Sanford Slepak .... costumer
Rachel A. Walker .... costumer
Andrea E. Weaver .... costumer
Joulles Wright .... set costumer
Jennifer Wolf .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Marisa Clayton .... post-production Coordinator: Modern VideoFilm
Sara Cueva .... assistant editor
Joe Finley .... digital intermediate colorist
Quincy Z. Gunderson .... associate editor
George Missor .... epk assistant editor
Kay Sievert .... colorist: dailies
Michael Hatzer .... film color timer (uncredited)
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Jim Passon .... film color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bunny Andrews .... music editor
Christine Bergren .... additional music clearance
T Bone Burnett .... executive music producer (as T-Bone Burnett)
Terry Delsing .... music editor
Art Ford .... music consultant
Mike Knobloch .... music executive
Bill Maxwell .... drums
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz .... supervising music editor
Frank Wolf .... score mixer
Christopher Ward .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Allegro .... production van driver operator
Daniel Davis .... driver: base camp generator
Monte Emery .... transportation
John Lybrand .... transportation captain
Vicki Lybrand .... transportation dispatcher
Steve Moffit .... local transportation captain
Hall Prewitt .... picture car coordinator
Dusty Saunders .... transportation coordinator
Debbie Bowden .... driver (uncredited)
Brita McCollough .... driver: cast trailer (uncredited)
Ralph W. Page .... cast trailer driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jacob Bartol .... production assistant
Dawn Blacksten .... assistant location manager
Roy Bogy .... production secretary
Susannah Brengel .... production accountant
Stephen Bridgewater .... drama coach
Trent Broin .... production assistant
Tom Carson .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Robin Citrin .... location manager
Parry Creedon .... assistant: Ms. Konrad
April M. Deen .... assistant: Ms. Witherspoon
Deborah Dismukes .... assistant: Mr. Blomquist (as Deborah J. Dismukes)
Josh Driver .... stand-in
Fletcher Elkington .... set production assistant
Pamela Erwin .... stand-in
Evan Feuerman .... assistant post-production accountant
Carey Field .... set production assistant
Sam Fleming .... production assistant
Sarah Fleming .... production assistant
Samuel V. Franco .... radio programmer and spots
Corey Garnett .... technology consultant
Jeffrey Gladu .... payroll accountant
Reva Grantham .... craft service
Matthew K. Grigsby .... first assistant accountant
Carla Hacken .... studio executive: Fox 2000
Marie Healy .... key assistant location manager
Michael E. Jacobson .... production assistant
Adam Karasick .... assistant: Mr. Mangold
Richard Keith .... assistant: Mr. Keach
Martin Lane .... location assistant
L. Levin .... publicist
Susan L. Levin .... unit publicist
Natalie Mathes .... post-production accountant
Caitlin McFarland .... production intern
F. Ron Miller .... title designer
Pamela Palmer-DoQui .... assistant: Ms. Witherspoon (as Pamela Palmer Doqui)
Debra Pearl .... assistant: Mr. Keach
Shannon D. Roddy .... set production assistant
Robert Saba .... location scout
Scott Sapire .... assistant: Mr. Mangold
Sara Scarritt .... production coordinator
Jenny Siff .... production staff
Brett P. Smith .... accounting clerk
Sharon Steinhauser .... assistant: Ms. Konrad
Jack Stern .... studio teacher
Joe Suffredini .... falconer
Eric Brice Swartz .... office production assistant
Birdie Talanca .... assistant accountant
Andrew Trosmans .... research consultant
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact
Lisa Vijitchanton .... assistant production coordinator
Sheila Waldron .... script supervisor
John R. Whitehead .... production assistant
Dalton Cole Young .... set production assistant
Allen O. Battle III .... stand-in (uncredited)
Brian J. McNamara .... opening tiles, locators, end credits (uncredited)
F. Ron Miller .... graphic artist: main titles (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John A. Elkington .... special thanks
Nathan Lux .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for some language, thematic material and depiction of drug dependency (Approved No. 41675)
Runtime:
136 min | 153 min (extended cut)
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Trivia:
The scene in which Johnny Cash pulls the sink off the wall was not scripted; Joaquin Phoenix actually pulled it off the wall.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Johnny is in the bed eating strawberries with June, he is not wearing his brown contact lenses.See more »
Quotes:
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Warden:M-Mr. Cash? M-Mr. Cash?
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Soundtrack:
Folsom Prison BluesSee more »

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374 out of 489 people found the following review useful.
the best film of 2005, 4 September 2005
Author: Jim Hemphill (sjhemphill@msn.com) from Los Angeles, CA

I've long thought that James Mangold was one of the most underrated American directors; while other acclaimed auteurs like Wes Anderson and David Gordon Green have made names for themselves by essentially repeating themselves with each film, Mangold has attracted considerably less attention for actually having the gall to show some range. Like the great directors of the Hollywood studio system, Mangold shows visual and narrative skill across a wide array of genres: character-driven crime (COPLAND); horror (IDENTITY); issue-oriented drama (GIRL INTERRUPTED), etc. What each of these films shares in common is a stunningly elegant and expressive visual style, an attention to character reminiscent of Renoir, and an economy of storytelling that would make Howard Hawks envious.

Now Mangold has delivered his masterpiece, and it's the best studio release I've seen so far this year. WALK THE LINE, Mangold's story of the relationship between Johnny Cash and June Carter, is deliriously romantic, exhiliratingly entertaining (as a musical it invites and earns comparison with the best of Vincente Minelli), and profoundly moving--all set to a spectacular soundtrack. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are both brilliant as Cash and Carter, but not only in the ways you would expect. Their most impressive achievement is to convincingly portray two people falling in love in a manner that's sincere and sweet but never cheaply sentimental. This is the most unabashedly romantic American movie since THE NOTEBOOK, but it's totally authentic and lacking in melodrama; the subtlety with which Mangold and his performers delineate the one step forward, two steps back nature of Cash and Carter's love affair is staggering. Phoenix is particularly brilliant, not only in the romantic scenes but in moments in which Cash discusses his brother's early death; in these scenes the major tragedies of both the character and the performer's lives merge in a way that is heartbreakingly real. And the movie gets across the intoxicating nature of creative collaboration between two people in love better than any film I've ever seen--perhaps no coincidence given that Mangold and his closest collaborator, producer Cathy Konrad, are married. I could (and will) go on about this movie for hours, but let's just say that it's the movie to beat for the rest of the year.

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