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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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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:

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

Prints were shipped to theaters under the fake title "Long Way Up". See more »

Goofs

When his wife is leaving him, she leaves two kids on the couch, which Dewey just looked at saying he didn't need them. See more »

Quotes

[while Dewey's in and out of conscience in rehab]
Pa Cox: Dewey, I don't know if you can hear me in there... but the wrong kid died!
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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 Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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(You Make Me So) Hard
Written by Marshall Crenshaw, Jacques Slade, Danica Rozelle, Lamar Van Sciver,
John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan
Produced by Walter Millsap (as Walter "Lil Walt" Millsap III) and Boss Beats
Performed by Jacques Slade (as KU) featuring Danica Rozelle (as Danica "Morning Star" Rozelle)
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They've done it again!
21 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must admit that I went into this one already thinking it would be another home run by Apatow and the gang. And they did not disappoint. John C. Reily has turned in his most comedic performance to date which is something considering his roles in Talledega Nights and Boogie Nights.

Johnny Cash probably is rolling in his grave, but in laughter and not dismay. There are just too many classic moments in this film to label it as a long SNL skit as others have done. IT IS A MUST SEE!

I think any review can be summed by saying that this is a comedy rock biopic in the spirit of Spinal Tap with the biting wit of a Mel Brooks film. Just Classic.


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