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Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

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Awards Show Stage Manager
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Country Doctor
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Honeyboy Edwards ...
Old Bluesman (as David Honeyboy Edwards)
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Harmonica Player
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Teenage Band (as Jack Saperstein)
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Teenage Band (as Taylor Jamison Hubert)
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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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singer | the beatles | drugs | elvis | musician | See more »

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Life made him tough. Love made him strong. Music made him hard.

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Comedy | Drama | 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:

£240,833 (UK) (18 January 2008)

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

In the school talent show, which takes place in 1953, the lead guitarist is playing a Harmony Bobcat electric guitar. The Bobcat was not produced until 1964. See more »

Quotes

Dewey Cox: [irritated] I don't need people around me, stifling me. So if you don't like it, there's the door.
Theo: Dewey, are you sayin' you don't need us no more?
Dewey Cox: Not unless you can open your minds... and learn to play the fucking theremin.
[brief pause]
Theo: FUCK YOU DEWEY!
Dave: Yeah, fuck you Dewey! In twenty years, not once have you thrown a woman my way. You don't think we like cheating on our wives too?
Sam: And you never once paid for drugs. Not once!
Dave: You pay that chimp more than you pay us! I had to borrow from the ...
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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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Different style but another great one from Apatow gang
11 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a huge fan of the previous Apatow movies, I drove recklessly through traffic to make it into an early screening of Walk Hard, and I'm happy I did. I think this movie is a different direction for Judd and his band, as it is more similar to Airplane in style than it is to Knocked Up. But that impressed me that they took that risk and made it work -- and it definitely worked as me and the rest of the theatre were laughing with regularity.

Without getting too much into the details of the movie because I hate spoilers, the thing that made this movie great to me was the unexpected humor. Like Airplane, there are a lot of times when you just don't see the next line coming, and those are the best laughs. Besides John C. Reilly in the lead role, who obviously got a lot of the funniest lines, Tim Meadows as Dewey Cox's drummer really cracked me up, and Paul Rudd as Jon Lennon cracked up the entire theatre.

It was definitely one of those movies where you're recalling a lot of funny parts a day later. So while it may be a different type of movie than the Apatow groups' other work, the sense of funny is still there, and I think this is up there with the best comedies of the year.


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