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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Awards Show Stage Manager
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Sam
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Chip Hormess ...
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Country Doctor
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Honeyboy Edwards ...
Old Bluesman (as David Honeyboy Edwards)
Gerry Black ...
Harmonica Player
Aron Johnson ...
Teenage Band
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Teenage Band (as Jack Saperstein)
Taylor Hubert ...
Teenage Band (as Taylor Jamison Hubert)
Christopher Hurt ...
Teenage Band
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MC (Teacher)
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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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Life made him tough. Love made him strong. Music made him hard.

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Comedy | Music

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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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Walk Hard  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,257,174 (USA) (21 December 2007)

Gross:

$18,317,151 (USA) (11 January 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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A few scenes in the movie involve a grown up Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) having conversations with the spirit of his dead brother Nate (Chip Hormess), only to find that Nate, even though he died as a boy, has grown older (and is played as an adult by Jonah Hill). "Walk The Line", the Johnny Cash biopic that "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" is primarily parodying, detailed Johnny Cash's struggle to cope with his older brother Jack's accidental death, but never featured Johnny Cash communicating with his late brother's spirit. However, in "Cash: The Autobiography", the basis for "Walk The Line", Johnny Cash wrote about how he routinely spoke with Jack into his own adult years. Cash also noted that Jack's spirit got older as Johnny Cash himself aged, and always remained two years older than Johnny. See more »

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When Nate and Dewey are discussing what they want to be when they grow up, Nate says he's going to be an astronaut. The scene takes place in 1946, before the term 'astronaut' existed. See more »

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[Nate's ghost appears when Dewey's in a rehab bathtub]
Dewey Cox: [smiling] Nate!
[younger Nate suddenly transforms into an older Nate]
Dewey Cox: [scared] Ahh! Nate?
Older Nate: This is what I'd look like had I grown up into an adult... and perhaps h-hadn't been murdered or whatever. I just came to tell you, you need to get your shit together!
Dewey Cox: [disappointed] I know. I've fallen again.
Older Nate: Will you listen to yourself? You keep whining like a little bitch! If I was alive right now, I'd be the fuckin' president! Of the United States! I'd ...
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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 »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

A Life Without You (Is No Life At All)
Written by Mike Viola
Produced by Michael Andrews
Performed by John C. Reilly (as Dewey Cox)
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possibly best comedy ever
15 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've watched this movie around 50 times. Literally one of the funniest movies ever made. It would be great if it was a movie that kids could enjoy as well, but that is my only complaint. 100% adult themes and shows way too much for a responsible parent to allow children to watch.

When I was a kid we had Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Porky's. This is a hilarious movie, and I suggest watching it repeatedly since there will be a lot of things you will catch and fall over laughing at if you understand the movie at all. John C Reilly comes into a class A acting role with this one. And deserves it.

Great music as well as amazing acting. I cannot recommend this movie highly enough. Love it.


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