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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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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$18,317,151 (USA) (11 January 2008)
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Trivia

Dewey Cox's audition, at which he sings Dean Martin's hit "That's Amore," is an in-joke reference to Elvis Presley. Elvis showed up at his audition for Sun Records wanting to sing like Dean Martin, but Sun owner Sam Phillips refused to record him until he and three members of the Sun house band started jamming on a blues song, Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right, Mama," which became Elvis' first record. See more »

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"The Dewey Cox Show" airs on CBS. During a rehearsal, Dewey complains that his show is getting beaten in the ratings by The Incredible Hulk, which aired on CBS, so it could not be in competition with "The Dewey Cox Show." See more »

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[in rehab]
Nurse - Rehab: Doctor! Doctor!
Dewey Cox: I'm so cold.
Rehab Doctor: We need more blankets.
Nurse - Rehab: We need more blankets!
Nurse - Rehab: Doctor!
Dewey Cox: I'm so hot!
Nurse - Rehab: I think he has too many blankets.
Rehab Doctor: Fewer blankets!
Dewey Cox: I'm hot and cold at the same time!
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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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 8 December 2007 (2007) See more »

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Guilty As Charged
Written by Charlie Wadhams (as Charlie Wadhams) and William Gustavus Seyffert (as Gus Seyffert)
Produced by Michael Andrews
Performed by John C. Reilly (as Dewey Cox)
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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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