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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

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Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

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Storyline

The up-and-down-and-up-again story of musician Dewey Cox, whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 36 kids, stars in his own 70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to - and then kicks - every drug known to man; but despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman - longtime backup singer Darlene. Written by Sony Pictures

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singer | elvis | drugs | the beatles | musician | See more »

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Life made him tough. Love made him strong. Music made him hard.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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21 December 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£240,833 (UK) (18 January 2008)

Gross:

£468,309 (UK) (25 January 2008)
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Trivia

The photograph on the poster is based on the famous Joel Brodsky photo of Jim Morrison, which was used for the Best of The Doors album cover. See more »

Goofs

When Darlene is talking to Dewey about quitting the LSD in the studio, Sabian drum cymbals are clearly seen in the background. This scene was supposed to take place in 1966; the company was not founded until 1980. See more »

Quotes

George Harrison: [high on LSD with Dewey as a cartoon] Just keep thinking happy thoughts, Dewey. I'd hate for this to turn into a bad trip.
Dewey Cox: [scary music plays] Uh-oh!
John LennonPaul McCartney: 'Uh-oh'?
George Harrison: What's that scary music?
Dewey Cox: I had an unhappy thought!
George Harrison: It's a bad trip.
Paul McCartney: Bad trip, bad trip!
Dewey Cox: [a machete walks up to him] Help! Trippy machete!
[the machete cuts him in half]
Dewey Cox: Aw, fuck me! I can see my large colon!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a black&white clip of Dewey Cox performing Walk Hard in 2002, with the words "The actual Dewey Cox" See more »

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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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Chantilly Lace
Written by The Big Bopper (as J.P. Richardson)
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User Reviews

 
hilarious
6 February 2008 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a brilliant satire of the biopic genre. It was obviously borrowed from Walk the Line, but there was plenty of other stuff thrown in as well. It was a truly hilarious movie, including the scenes where the band members convince him to try the drugs, a scene with the Beatles, the variety show stuff and interviews, all the scenes with the title character smashing the sinks, and the Walk the Line spoofs. It was very well written with lots of great dialog. You will love all the cameos and other stuff. I guarantee it. This was a tailor-made role for John C. Reilly, who is perfect in and for the part, as is just about everyone in it.

*** 1/2 out of ****


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