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

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Country Doctor
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Harmonica Player
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Teenage Band (as Jack Saperstein)
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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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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dewey Cox: But I have to say, I like your stuff. It's pretty good, and most of your records, I really enjoy.
Paul McCartney: Well, we're big fans of your records, too. We like to think that "Hard Day's Night" is our "Guilty As Charged".
John Lennon: [in a hard, Liverpool accent] Great record!
Paul McCartney: Excellent album! We learned a lot from ya.
John Lennon: Great record.
Theo: Well, we're real big fans of y'alls!
Dave: Huge fans! You guys are almost as good as The Monkees. You guys are great.
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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 Gilda (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Take My Hand
Written by Antonio Ortiz, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan
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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