After the suicide of Johnny Cash's former manager, Saul Holiff, his estranged son, Jonathon, returns home. There, Jonathon learns from his mother that his father's personal records exist in storage. As Jonathon searches through them, he discovers much about his father's life of deferred dreams in London, Ontario until he became the manager of Johnny Cash. From there, Jonathon learns of his father's hectic life managing the erratic country star with his personal demons and moods and how the material success came with a profound cost of its own for Saul. In doing so, Jonathon gets a new perspective of a father who had his problems that he never fully conquered himself. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
A non-fiction 'Walk The Line"
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["A Boy named Sue"
We were walking through O'Hare Airport one day, wandering around waiting for a plane, and Shel Silverstein came ambling up. And he had a song. It was crumpled up on a piece of paper, and he handed it to Johnny, and Johnny shoved it down to the bottom of his benny kit. It was "A Boy Named Sue." And a few weeks later, he recorded it, without another take. And that single, THAT 45, sold 6 million records!"
[Original Source: CFPL Radio interview 1976
In the opening credits, where a major distributor is normally listed, the filmmaker inserted the words "Intentionally Left Blank." This was an inside joke. Adverse market conditions offset by a large following for the film made self-releasing a more attractive option. Later, when the film was given final certification for tax credit purposes, the Canadian government required the filmmaker to sign an affidavit swearing that no such company "Intentionally Left Blank" had been connected with the film. See more