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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Awards Show Stage Manager
Chip Hormess ...
Country Doctor
Honeyboy Edwards ...
Old Bluesman (as David Honeyboy Edwards)
Gerry Black ...
Harmonica Player
Aron Johnson ...
Teenage Band
Teenage Band (as Jack Saperstein)
Taylor Hubert ...
Teenage Band (as Taylor Jamison Hubert)
Teenage Band
MC (Teacher)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Walk Hard  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Dewey's first wife is holding two babies telling him that he doesn't spend enough time with his kids, you can clearly see that one of the babies is a doll. See more »


Dewey Cox: [after being caught cheating] Baby, you don't know what it's like out there on the road. It's lonely out there. Edith, I can't be alone.
Edith: Yeah, well maybe you should've thought about that before you went and got double married!
Dewey Cox: Is *that* what this is about?
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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 »


References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »


Chantilly Lace
Written by The Big Bopper (as J.P. Richardson)
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User Reviews

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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