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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

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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Walk Hard  »

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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During his show at the college for "little man", contemporary cars can be seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

Dewey Cox: [after singing a much faster and louder version of "Walk Hard" due to the effects of cocaine] Alright, again! Faster!
Dave: This is crazy, Dewey. Ain't nobody gonna wanna listen to music like this. You're standing there playing as fast as you can, singing like some sort of... punk!
Dewey Cox: Don't you dare try to stifle me. Whose band is this anyway? You cocksucker! I'll punch you in the mouth!
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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 Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

My Girl
Written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White
Performed by The Temptations
The Temptations appear courtesy of New Door Records
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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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