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Judd Apatow (written by) &
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Release Date:
21 December 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Life made him tough. Love made him strong. Music made him hard.
Plot:
Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Nat Faxon ... Awards Show Stage Manager

John C. Reilly ... Dewey Cox

Tim Meadows ... Sam

Conner Rayburn ... Dewey - Age 8
Chip Hormess ... Nate

Raymond J. Barry ... Pa Cox

Terrence Beasor ... Country Doctor

Margo Martindale ... Ma Cox
Honeyboy Edwards ... Old Bluesman (as David Honeyboy Edwards)
Gerry Black ... Harmonica Player
Aron Johnson ... Teenage Band
Jack Donovan Saperstein ... Teenage Band (as Jack Saperstein)
Taylor Hubert ... Teenage Band (as Taylor Jamison Hubert)

Christopher Hurt ... Teenage Band

Matt Price ... MC

John Maynard ... Man at Talent Show

E.J. Callahan ... Second Man at Talent Show

Rance Howard ... Preacher

Kristen Wiig ... Edith

Craig Robinson ... Bobby Shad
Paul Bates ... Nightclub Manager

Patrick Faucette ... Bad Men Bass Player

Harold Ramis ... L'Chaim

Philip Rosenthal ... Mazeltov (as Phil Rosenthal)

Martin Starr ... Schmendrick

Oscar Dillon ... Audience Guy at Nightclub

Chris Parnell ... Theo

Matt Besser ... Dave

Jack McBrayer ... DJ

Molly C. Quinn ... Teen with Pinups (as Molly Quinn)
John Ennis ... The Big Bopper

Frankie Muniz ... Buddy Holly

Ed Helms ... Stage Manager

Jack White ... Elvis Presley

Angela Little ... Beth Anne (as Angela Little Mackenzie)

Odette Annable ... Reefer Girl (as Odette Yustman)
Tyler Nilson ... Bert

Jenna Fischer ... Darlene Madison

Deanna Brooks ... Hotel Groupie with Dewey

Ian Roberts ... Drug Dealer

Steve Bannos ... Prison Guard

Willow Geer ... Rehab Nurse
David Doty ... Rehab Doctor

Jack Kehler ... Press Conference Reporter

Gerry Bednob ... The Maharishi

David Krumholtz ... Schwartzberg

Tim Bagley ... Engineer

Jane Lynch ... Gail the Television Reporter

Skyler Gisondo ... Dewdrop
Kshitij Pendurkar ... Dewey Rahim

Simon Helberg ... Dreidel L'Chaim

Jacques Slade ... Lil' Nutzzak
Danica Rozelle ... Music Video Girl

Lurie Poston ... Cox Kid
Maggie Mannion ... Cox Kid

Jackson Browne ... Jackson Browne

Jewel Kilcher ... Jewel Kilcher (as Jewel)

Lyle Lovett ... Lyle Lovett

Stacey Scowley ... Pierced Eyebrow Girl
Ajla Hodzic ... Pierced Lip Girl

Ghostface Killah ... Ghostface Killah
Otis Williams ... The Temptations
Ron Tyson ... The Temptations
Terry Weeks ... The Temptations
Joe Herndon ... The Temptations
Bruce Williamson ... The Temptations

Eddie Vedder ... Eddie Vedder
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
AJ Abaya ... Dewey's Grandson (uncredited)

Don Abernathy ... Pygmy Bushman / Man in 50's Club (uncredited)

Patrick J. Adams ... The Kid (uncredited)
Robert Amjarv ... Theremin Player (uncredited)
Marie Antoinette ... Red Carpet Guest (uncredited)
George Anton ... Hotel Groupie (uncredited)

Shelley Appelbaum ... Teen Fan (uncredited)
Michael William Arnold ... Dewey's Kid 1970 (uncredited)
Isabella Astor ... Dewey's Daughter (uncredited)
Christopher Ausburn ... Grandson (uncredited)
Laila Ayad ... Backstage Elvis Groupie (uncredited)

Caleb Babcock ... Dewey's Son (uncredited)

Katrina Baker ... Dewey Fan (uncredited)
Sydney Hope Banner ... Daughter (uncredited)
Jay Bird ... Caveman (uncredited)

Rian Bishop ... Concert Patron (uncredited)

Jack Black ... Paul McCartney (uncredited)

Clement Blake ... Edith's Father (uncredited)

Chris Blount ... Dewey Cox's Son - Playing Ball (uncredited)
Ian Bodell ... Son (uncredited)

David Burrus ... Kid #1 (uncredited)
D.T. Carney ... Concert Patron (uncredited)
Paula Christensen ... Backstage Elvis Groupie (uncredited)
John D. Crawford ... Officer Clark (uncredited)
Madison Cruz ... Hotel Groupie (uncredited)
Jen Curci ... Sara Parker (uncredited)

Marty Dew ... Dancer (uncredited)
Aubrey Dickinson ... 1950's Girl (uncredited)
Sally Digirolamo ... 1950s Girl (uncredited)
Johnny Drocco ... Dude Seated in Stands (uncredited)

Olivia Taylor Dudley ... Pot Smoker (uncredited)

Patrick Duffy ... Patrick Duffy (uncredited)
Holly Dunlap ... 60's Protestor (uncredited)

Jayne Eastwood ... 70's Girl (uncredited)
Bob Emmet ... Band Pianist (uncredited)

David Miguel Estrada ... 50's Soc Guy (uncredited)

Morgan Fairchild ... Morgan Fairchild (uncredited)
Sommer Fehmel ... 1952 Groupie (uncredited)

Paul Feig ... Different DJ (uncredited)

Amy Ferguson ... Teenager (uncredited)
Jennie Ford ... Dewey Cox Show Dancer (uncredited)

Monica Ford ... Hotel Groupie (uncredited)

Gregory George Frank ... Parent / Stagehand (uncredited)

London Freeman ... Dewey Cox's Daughter (uncredited)

Geoffrey Gould ... Sound Engineer (uncredited)
Danielle E. Hawkins ... Music Video Dancer (uncredited)

Amber Hay ... LSD Vision (uncredited)

Adam Herschman ... Jerry Garcia (uncredited)
Hedwig Herzog ... Girlfriend (uncredited)

John Michael Higgins ... Record Producer (uncredited)

Jonah Hill ... Older Nate (uncredited)
Neil Ironfield ... Dewey's Child (uncredited)
Steve Janousek ... Concert Patron #2 (uncredited)
Norma Jean ... Punk Rocker (uncredited)

Dave Johnson ... Stagehand (uncredited)

Gleb Kaminer ... Theater Patron (uncredited)

Stephanie Katz ... Hotel Groupie with Dewey (uncredited)

Scarlett Keegan ... Fiddle Player (uncredited)

Monique La Barr ... Back-up Singer (uncredited)

Cheryl Ladd ... Cheryl Ladd (uncredited)

Frederick Lawrence ... Stagehand (uncredited)

Amanda Leak ... Hotel Groupie (uncredited)
Gregg Lee ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Lisa Mason Lee ... Sam's Groupie (uncredited)

Rae Sunshine Lee ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)

Hannah Leigh ... Dewey's Little Sister (uncredited)

Justin Long ... George Harrison (uncredited)

Amy Main ... Backup Singer (uncredited)

Frances Manzo ... Dancer (uncredited)
Devinna Marcelina ... Flasher (uncredited)
Eddie Mariano ... Concert Patron (uncredited)
Samantha Mason ... Teen Fan (uncredited)

Oscar McFarlane ... Pygmy Bushman (uncredited)

Rosalie Miller ... 1970s Girl (uncredited)

Talia Montgomery ... Hotel Groupie #5 (uncredited)

Dawn Morrow ... Dancer (uncredited)
Kazu Nagahama ... Taiko Drum Performer (uncredited)
Sarah Christine Pletcher ... 1960s Protester (uncredited)
Chris Rossi ... Dancer (uncredited)

Paul Rudd ... John Lennon (uncredited)
Franklin Ruehl ... Junkie (uncredited)
Kayla Sanders ... Tap Dancer (uncredited)

Alif Sankey ... Dancer (uncredited)

Jason Schwartzman ... Ringo Starr (uncredited)

Julia Stephens ... Teen Fan (uncredited)
Shane Stephenson ... Child at Party (uncredited)
Tony Swift ... Backstage Crew (uncredited)

Serria Tawan ... 70's African American Woman (uncredited)

Cheryl Tiegs ... Cheryl Tiegs (uncredited)
Christina Trevino ... Red Carpet Guest (uncredited)

Briana Venskus ... Marching Mullato (uncredited)

Madison Victoria ... Granddaughter (uncredited)

Christian Vincent ... Dancer (uncredited)

Haleigh Ward ... Dewey's Daughter (uncredited)

George F. Watson ... Photographer at Dewey Cox Band Photo Session (uncredited)
Jacob White ... Teenage Band Member (uncredited)
Debbie Yeh ... Asian Woman 70's (uncredited)
Waneeki Yokomee-Fung ... Concert Patron (uncredited)
Maria Zambrana ... Theatergoer (uncredited)
Rowena Zirbel ... Hotel Groupie #4 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jake Kasdan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Judd Apatow (written by) &
Jake Kasdan (written by)

Produced by
Judd Apatow .... producer
Carey Dietrich .... associate producer
Andrew Epstein .... associate producer
Jake Kasdan .... producer
Melvin Mar .... associate producer
Lewis Morton .... executive producer (as Lew Morton)
Clayton Townsend .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Andrews 
 
Cinematography by
Uta Briesewitz (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tara Timpone 
Steve Welch 
 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Amy McIntyre Britt 
 
Production Design by
Jefferson Sage  (as Jefferson D. Sage)
 
Art Direction by
Domenic Silvestri 
 
Set Decoration by
Claudette Didul 
 
Costume Design by
Debra McGuire 
 
Makeup Department
Kim Ayers .... key makeup artist (as Kimberly Ayers)
John Blake .... head makeup artist
Sheila Cyphers-Leake .... key hair stylist
Leslie Devlin .... makeup artist
Lori Guidroz .... hair department head
Natasha Ladek .... wig maker: John C. Reilly
Maynard Matthews .... hair stylist
Rhonda O'Neal .... hair stylist
Elizabeth Rabe .... additional hair stylist (2007)
Justin Stafford .... wig maker
Sarah Ault .... hair stylist daily (uncredited)
Brian Steven Banks .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Roxy D'Alonzo .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Richard De Alba .... hair stylist day player (uncredited)
Suzanne Diaz .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jessica Elbaum .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Kamaura Eley .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Rocky Faulkner .... special makeup effects artist: pickups, Los Angeles (uncredited)
Ed French .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jake Garber .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kevin Haney .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Beth Klein .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Timothy A. Miguel .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Michael S. Pack .... dental prosthetics (uncredited)
Michele Payne .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Sherri Simmons .... makeup artist: pickups, Los Angeles (uncredited)
Justin Stafford .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Alicia M. Tripi .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Robin Mulcahy Fisichella .... production supervisor (as Robin Fisichella)
Clayton Townsend .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Audrey Clark .... dga trainee
Carey Dietrich .... first assistant director
Bradley Morris .... second assistant director
Kristina M. Peterson .... second second assistant director
Ruby Stillwater .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Antonio Andraus .... set dresser
Kai Blomberg .... set dresser
Tony Castagnola .... greens foreman
James Doh .... storyboard artist
Timothy M. Earls .... set designer
Neil Gahm .... gang boss
J. Michael Glynn .... assistant property master (as Michael Glynn)
David Goldstein .... paint foreman
George Hess .... swing gang
Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt .... stand-by painter (as Bill Kauhane Hoyt)
Ari Jacobs .... art department coordinator (as Ari Jacobs-Libarkin)
Steven Ladish .... set dresser
Anthony Lattanzio .... construction coordinator
Sean Mannion .... property master
Chuck McSorley .... leadman
Christopher Meyer .... general foreman
Steven Samanen .... assistant art director
Bennet Silver .... on-set dresser
Bert Smith .... assistant props
Eric Sundahl .... set designer
Ronnie Taylor .... propmaker
Fred Apolito .... propmaker (uncredited)
Alan Au .... set designer (uncredited)
Stuart Bam .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Matt Center .... set dresser (uncredited)
Rhonda DeMarc-Elliott .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Bernard Edelen .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Goss .... toolman (uncredited)
Brock Helfer .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alicia Maccarone .... set designer (uncredited)
Christopher Morente .... greensman (uncredited)
Harry E. Otto .... set designer (uncredited)
Edward J. Protiva .... set dresser (uncredited)
Chris Santini .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Doug Sieck .... set dresser (uncredited)
Hans Soto .... on-set greensman (uncredited)
Sheila Thomas .... painter (uncredited)
Stella Vaccaro .... set designer (uncredited)
Jeffry C. Voorhees .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael J. Benavente .... dialogue editor (as Michael Benavente)
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad Brock .... foley mixer
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist (as Michael Broomberg)
Anne Couk .... assistant sound editor
Yann Delpuech .... sound designer
Yann Delpuech .... sound effects editor
Kelly Doran .... utility sound technician
Robert Grieve .... sound designer (as Bob Grieve)
Shaughnessy Hare .... sound effects editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Darren King .... dialogue editor
Tateum Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer (as Greg Landaker)
Howard London .... adr mixer
Barbara Noren .... assistant sound editor
Jeena M. Phelps .... dialogue editor (as Jeena Phelps)
John Pritchett .... sound mixer
David M. Roberts .... boom operator (as Dave Roberts)
Joel Shryack .... supervising sound editor
Dan Yale .... foley editor
George Flores .... sound mixer: additional photography (uncredited)
Eric Harwood .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Rob Nokes .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Kunal Rajan .... assistant sound effects recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Cole .... special effects technician (as Robert Cole)
Scott R. Fisher .... special effects foreman
Donald Frazee .... special effects coordinator
Scott Lingard .... special effects technician
Jim Rollins .... special effects technician (as James Rollins)
Roland Blancaflor .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Bogen .... compositor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
John Campuzano .... visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Michael Degtjarewsky .... compositor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Chris Flynn .... compositor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Brian Hanable .... compositor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Maureen Healy .... compositor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Phillip Hoffman .... visual effects producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Evan Jacobs .... on-set visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Patrick Keenan .... compositor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Tom Lamb .... compositor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Jennifer Law-Stump .... compositor: Pacific Title and Art Studio (as Jennifer Law)
Rodney Montague .... on-set visual effects producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Josh Mossotti .... 3D artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Jim O'Hagan .... compositor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Bob Wiatr .... digital effects compositor: Pacific Title (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dennis C. Borba .... stunts
Michael T. Brady .... stunts
Kevin Cassidy .... stunts
Laura Dash .... stunt double: Conner Rayburn
Tonya Forsberg .... stunts (as Tonia Forsberg)
Justin Gant .... stunts
Josh Kemble .... stunt performer
Mandy Kowalski .... stunts
Malosi Leonard .... stunt coordinator
Matt Leonard .... stunts
Terry Leonard .... stunts (as Terry Leonard)
Cliff McLaughlin .... stunts
Mark Munoz .... stunts
Luci Romberg .... stunts
Sam Situmorang .... stunts
Ryan Staats .... stunts
Kym Stys .... stunts
Teri Garland .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul M. Lane .... stunts (uncredited)
Don Lee .... fight coordinator (uncredited)
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin Reid .... stunts (uncredited)
Justin Riemer .... stunts (uncredited)
Kym Stys .... stunt double: Jenna Fischer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Anderson .... libra technician
Pete Asidilla .... dolly grip
Matt Bardocz .... assistant chief lighting technician
Chad C. Barrow .... rigging key grip
Paul Birk .... rigging gaffer (as Paul R. Birk)
Clint Borden .... best boy grip (as Clint Jack Borden)
Uta Briesewitz .... camera operator
Cary Caraway .... super technocrane operator
Jack Chouchanian .... key grip: additional photography
Chris Cuevas .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jimmy Culligan .... grip: additional photography
Michael Duarte .... grip
Paul Goodstein .... key grip
Jesse Gregson .... rigging electrician
Michael Herron .... video assist operator
Timothy James Kane .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Timothy Kane)
Kenneth E. King .... dolly grip
Gemma La Mana .... still photographer
Paul McIlvaine .... chief lighting technician
Rigney Sackley .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
David Sammons .... camera operator: "b" camera
Nick Theodorakis .... digital imaging technician
Paul Tilden .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chuck Turner .... grip
Joe Chess .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Scott Eades .... grip (uncredited)
Toph Eggers .... set videographer (uncredited)
Alex Fleming .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Jake Funk .... grip (uncredited)
Kyle Jewell .... assistant camera: additional camera (uncredited)
Jacques Jouffret .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Scott Koche .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Frederick Lawrence .... grip (uncredited)
Michael Pinkey .... camera operator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Keith Robinson .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Shoemaker .... rigging lighting technician (uncredited)
Owen A. Smith .... camera operator (uncredited)
Kara Stephens .... camera operator (uncredited)
Jason Young .... additional lighting console programmer (uncredited)
Matt Zschoche .... rigging technician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Geoff McFetridge .... animator: cartoon sequence
 
Casting Department
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna)
Michael V. Nicolo .... casting associate (as Michael Niccolo)
Deedra Ricketts .... extras casting (as Dee Dee Ricketts)
Natasha Delahunt .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Carla Lewis .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bethany Bernhard .... costumer
Cha Blevins .... costume supervisor (as Deborah Blevins)
Jessica Carpenter .... costumer
Joseph Cigliano .... costumer
Winifred Clements .... key costumer
Nikki Fosmore .... costumer
Catherine Hahn .... costumer (as Cathy Hahn)
Annie Hill .... costumer (as Annie Garrity)
Mary Iannelli .... costumer
Jennifer Iizuka .... costumer
Nancy Jarzynko .... costumer
Jennifer Miller .... costumer
Bob Moore Jr. .... costumer (as Robert Moore)
Nino .... costumer (as Edward Nino)
Margaret Rogers .... costumer
Robin McMullan .... costumer (uncredited)
Rachel Parkin .... costumer (uncredited)
Senna Shanti .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Shaun Aprahamian .... assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Bethany Orlemann .... first assistant editor
John Persichetti .... digital colorist
Hugh Ross .... assistant editor
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Stuart Bam .... editorial production assistant (uncredited)
Susie Pilzninski .... editorial production assistant (uncredited)
Jay Warren .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Armentrout .... music coach
Dan Bern .... music consultant
Fernand Bos .... music editor
Tom Calderaro .... orchestrator
Bryan Cook .... music mixer
George Doering .... musician
Julie Eidsvoog .... music preparation
Stephen Ewashkiw .... music coordinator
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Karen Harper .... singer
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Bobbi Page .... vocal contractor
Manish Raval .... music supervisor
Mike Viola .... music consultant
Tom Wolfe .... music supervisor
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Tom Calderaro .... conductor (uncredited)
David Connor .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Rick Fleishman .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Scott McRae .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Denny Caira .... transportation captain
Kevin Caira .... driver
Ron M Neil .... driver
Russel Overstreet .... transportation co-captain
Mike Shannon .... driver
Jayson Chang .... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)
Jose M. Sanchez .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
H. Leah Amir .... craft service
Angela Athayde .... production assistant (as Angie Stevens)
Stuart Bam .... production assistant
Brad Bell .... assistant location manager
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service lead
Greg Cohen .... assistant: Mr. Apatow
Angel Cook .... production assistant
Shane Denil .... stand-in
Philip Douglas .... production assistant
Marty Elfalan .... assistant accountant (as Martin Elfalan)
Scott Everett White .... production assistant
Anne Fletcher .... choreographer
Fred Gabrielli .... caterer (as Alfred Gabrielli)
Kate Galbraith .... assistant production coordinator (as Katherine M. Galbraith)
Aden Glassman .... production assistant
Lisa Goldberg .... assistant: Mr. Apatow (as Lisa Yadavaia)
Michael Greenberg .... production assistant
Gregory D. Hemstreet .... production accountant (as Greg Hemstreet)
Matthew Henick .... assistant: Mr. Apatow
Rachel Jensen .... production assistant
Ruba Kharuf .... payroll assistant
Jess King .... production secretary
Krista Kuebler .... assistant accountant
Barrett J. Leigh .... production coordinator (as Barrett J. Klausman)
Jun C. Lin .... assistant location manager (as Jun Lin)
David Linck .... unit publicist
Sebastian Mazzola .... set production assistant
Tommy McGrane .... production assistant
Naomi Motohashi .... assistant location manager
Anne Rapp .... script supervisor
Christopher Sanda .... assistant: Mr. Reilly
V.W. Scheich .... production coordinator
Jamal Sims .... assistant choreographer
Mollie Stallman .... production assistant
Jacob M. Torres .... assistant location manager
Boyd Wilson .... location manager
Brook Worley .... assistant production coordinator
Jesse J. Adams .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tansey Allen .... background coordinator (uncredited)
James Barbour .... stand in: Jack Black (uncredited)
Daniel Beals .... assistant: Jenna Fischer (uncredited)
Amber Bollinger .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dana Curt .... head set medic (uncredited)
Srdjan Dobic .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Melinda Eichberg .... chimp trainer (uncredited)
Luika Imaoka .... construction accountant (uncredited)
David Lowell .... stand-in (uncredited)
Megan Miller .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Will Newman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Peter Onsmark .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Bruce A. Ross .... marine coordinator (uncredited)
Jennifer Salada .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Nicole Sciacca .... dancer (uncredited)
Jim Small .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Eric Ugland .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Trish Vengoechea .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Tasha Zamsky .... animal trainer (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Walk Hard" - USA (short title)
"Walk Hard: American Cox, the Unbearably Long, Self-Indulgent Director's Cut" - USA (director's cut)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language
Runtime:
96 min | 120 min (extended edition)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When L'Chaim visits Dewey in prison he begins talking in Yiddish asking Dewey to speak the "Mamehlushen"(literally meaning "mother tongue")explaining that the guards won't understand what they're saying and suggests Dewey go to rehab. Dewey responds in German.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the end of the movie it says Dewey Cox was born in 1936. However in 1953 Deweys mother calls him her favorite fourteen year old son and it is mentioned several more times that he is fourteen. That would have made his birth-year 1939See more »
Quotes:
Dewey Cox:What happened?
Pa Cox:I'll tell you what happened. We were reading for bed when your song comes on the radio.
[the scene switches to the house, "Walk Hard" begins playing on the radio]
Ma Cox:It's Dewey! Your son is talented. You should be proud.
Pa Cox:Well, I must admit. It is kind of... catchy.
Ma Cox:Dance with me Pa.
[the two begin dancing]
Pa Cox:It does make you kind of want to move, doesn't it?
Ma Cox:It sure does.
Pa Cox:Maybe I have been kind of hard on little Dewey.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
References "McCloud" (1970)See more »
Soundtrack:
(You Make Me So) HardSee more »

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97 out of 129 people found the following review useful.
Hysterical and Clever movie!, 26 December 2007
Author: SourGreenapple42 from New York, United States

"Walk Hard" is a clever parody of the life of a rock-star, and bio-pics such as "Walk the line", "Ray" and "La Bamba". It follows the formula nearly perfectly, and follows fake rock-star legend Dewey Cox (and yes, they do have plenty of puns with his name, but this is to be expected) through his life in the 50's, 60's, 70's and into today.

The surprise of "Walk Hard" is that although it was written by the guys who made "Superbad" and "Knocked Up", and has the "formula spoof" similar to "Scary Movie" and "Epic Movie", this film manages to be quite intelligent, and manages to avoid overly gross out humor. While it has its share of gross out and slapstick gags, it isn't completely idiotic, while movies such as "Epic Movie" or "Talladega Nights" tend to be totally moronic and disgusting. The humor here is very observational, self-parodying, ironic, surreal, dark and often hysterical.

The reason why "Walk Hard" works well is because of its somewhat wicked sense of humor. It manages to ironically "overdue" the jokes to the point that you can see the actual funny part is that it is being overdone and over-the-top. It self implies that something is going to go bad, and makes the audience clearly see what path the scene is heading towards, which is also another part of its sense of humor.

The performances are very good as well. John Reilly plays Dewey very well, and his naive but good natured persona often plays out hysterically in contrast to a society often attempting to harm him. His character does lack some substance and emotional depth, though this is to be expected in the humorous nature of the film, and is the writing, not the acting. He plays the role from ages 14 to 71, and the goofy age difference between Reilly and how old of a character he is playing is another one of the film's ironic self-aware quirky jokes, in which he constantly reminds us of his age throughout the film so we can see this, as well as the purposely awkward looking make-up.

Jenna Fischer is great as his love interest and duet partner, a parody of Reese Witherspoon in "Walk the Line", who falls on and off for Dewey throughout the movie based on his life decisions, another movie formula cliché. Tim Meadows is hysterical as Cox' drug-addict drummer and long time friend, with all of his lines being in a tongue-in-cheek and smart-ass manner, and a hysterical repetition of scenes where he introduces Cox to drugs.

All in all, the only problem with this movie is that it is quite uneven. The movie seems to spend a large time dealing with Dewey's life in the 50's, not spending much time in the 60's, 70's or 90's, and spending no time in the 80's. It jumps into his problem a bit fast and doesn't go into depth into some areas of his life as much as others.

However, despite being somewhat uneven, "Walk Hard" remains a very entertaining, very funny, and witty movie. It is quite tragic that this opening weekend went up against the liking of nearly 4 very popular movies, resulting in a box office failure of this film. Hopefully next week, or in the future to come, this gem of a comedy (A rare thing in 2007), can be seen and gain a reputation among others.

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