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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis... See more »

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John R. Cash
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June Carter
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Vivian Cash
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Ray Cash
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Sam Phillips
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Luther Perkins
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Marshall Grant
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Carrie Cash
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Elvis Presley
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Jerry Lee Lewis (as Waylon Malloy Payne)
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Waylon Jennings
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Maybelle Carter
Dan Beene ...
Ezra Carter
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W.S. 'Fluke' Holland
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Carl Perkins
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Roy Orbison
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Young J.R.
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Young Jack Cash
Carly Nahon ...
Young Reba Cash
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Reba Cash
Wyatt Entrekin ...
Tommy Cash at 5
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Rosanne Cash
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Kathy Cash
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Cindy Cash (as Delaney Marie Keefe)
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Carlene Carter
Deborah Rawlings ...
Diner Waitress
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Inmate
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Warden
Davielle Boyce ...
Maid at Door
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Texarkana Stage Manager (as Alan Gardner)
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Texarkana MC
Dave McPhail ...
Armory MC
Bob King ...
Armory Stage Manager
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Lady in the Aisle
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Five and Dime Manager
Jeff Bailey ...
El Paso Taxi Driver
Ross Harkins ...
Record Executive
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F.B.I. Man
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Bank Teller
J.W. Williams ...
Pill Man
Shane Bowen ...
JR's Agent
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A & R Man #1
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A & R Man #2
J. Allen Scott ...
Dyess Doctor
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Lissome Girl (as Clare Johnson)
Michael Ingersoll ...
Donzil
Carter Thrower ...
Sheriff
J.P. McNeely ...
Musician (as Jean-Paul McNeely)
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NCO
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Neighbor Woman
Amy Lavere ...
Wanda (as Amy Kudela)
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Birdie Perkins (as Tracee Miller)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Taylor ...
Jack the Drunk
Ken Axmaker Jr. ...
Record Company Executive / Reporter (uncredited)
Bryce Blackman ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Brent Bonds ...
Sheriff (uncredited)
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Record Company Executive (uncredited)
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Bob Neal (uncredited)
David Combs ...
Church Greeter (uncredited)
Mark Alan Compton ...
Extra (uncredited)
Aaron Covington ...
Bass player in Lewis's band (uncredited)
Brian Crider ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Richard Crowe ...
Service Station Guy (uncredited)
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Folsom Prison Guard (uncredited)
Josh Driver ...
Cash's Stagehand (uncredited)
Jeff Droke ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Folsom Prison Assistant Warden (uncredited)
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Folsom Prison Assistant Warden (uncredited)
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Lady at the Five & Dime (uncredited)
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Ferlin (uncredited)
Gavin Lindsay Goode ...
Prison Guard Sniper (uncredited)
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Tommy Cash Age 9 (uncredited)
Sharon Hart ...
Church / concert attendent (uncredited)
Selene C. Hawks ...
Girl at Bus (uncredited)
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Columbia Records Secretary (uncredited)
Kimberly Hill ...
Concert Goer (uncredited)
Ian S. Hunter ...
Featured Extra (uncredited)
Nichole Jackson ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Church Lady (uncredited)
Jason Lewin ...
Band member (uncredited)
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Rosey Nix (uncredited)
Mathew Luschek ...
Businessman #2 in Bathroom (uncredited)
Peter McDermott ...
Extra (uncredited)
Donald Meyers ...
Record Company Executive (uncredited)
Michael Montgomery ...
Man in Aisle (uncredited)
Vince Palazola ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Salesman / Prisoner (uncredited)
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Stage Hand (uncredited)
Kevin Scroggs ...
Press Photographer (uncredited)
Laura Lynn Seguin ...
Screaming Fan (uncredited)
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Etta Grant (uncredited)
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Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Johna Jolene Smith ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Passionate Preacher (uncredited)
Matt Taylor ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Danny Thomas ...
Prison Guard (uncredited)
Sheila Thomas ...
Girl in Crowd (uncredited)
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Military Supervisor (uncredited)
R. Elkins Wright ...
John's Friend Randy (uncredited)

Directed by

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James Mangold

Written by

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Johnny Cash ... (book "Man in Black")
 
Johnny Cash ... (book "Cash: The Autobiography")
 
Gill Dennis ... (written by) &
James Mangold ... (written by)
 
Patrick Carr ... (book "Cash: The Autobiography") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Alan C. Blomquist ... executive producer
John Carter Cash ... executive producer
James Keach ... producer
Cathy Konrad ... producer
Lou Robin ... associate producer

Music by

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T Bone Burnett

Cinematography by

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Phedon Papamichael

Film Editing by

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Michael McCusker

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Marisa Clayton ... post-production Coordinator: Modern VideoFilm
Sara Cueva ... assistant editor
Joe Finley ... digital intermediate colorist
Quincy Z. Gunderson ... associate editor
George Missor ... epk assistant editor
Kay Sievert ... colorist: dailies
Michael Hatzer ... film color timer (uncredited)
Lonnie A. Mathes ... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Jim Passon ... film color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lisa Beach
Sarah Katzman

Production Design by

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David J. Bomba

Art Direction by

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John R. Jensen
Rob Simons

Set Decoration by

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Carla Curry

Costume Design by

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Arianne Phillips

Makeup Department

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Jennifer Albada ... makeup artist
Deborah Ball ... hair stylist
Gloria Belz ... makeup artist
Linda Briggs ... hair stylist (as Linda Dees Briggs)
Melinda Dunn ... assistant hair stylist
Mary Everett ... hair stylist
Jane Galli ... makeup department head
Kathrine Gordon ... hair department head
Sandy Jo Johnston ... makeup artist
Adruitha Lee ... hair stylist
Patricia McAlhany Glasser ... hair stylist
Lori McCoy-Bell ... key hair stylist
Anne Morgan ... hair stylist: Ms. Witherspoon
Judy Ponder-Patton ... makeup artist (as Judy S. Ponder)
Scott H. Reeder ... assistant hair stylist
Barbara Sanders ... hair stylist
Betty Lou Skinner ... hair stylist
Michealle Vanderpool ... period hair stylist
Michelle Vittone ... key makeup artist (as Michelle Vittone-McNeil)
Brad Wilder ... makeup artist: Ms. Witherspoon
Beka Wilson ... hair stylist
Bert Reo Anderson ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Linda Boykin-Williams ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Donna M. Premick ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jami Ross ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Cathi Ashton Thomas ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Tony Ward ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Alan C. Blomquist ... unit production manager
Aaron Downing ... post-production supervisor
Gina Fortunato ... production supervisor
Thomas A. Imperato ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rosemary C. Cremona ... additional second assistant director (as Rosemary Cremona)
Stephen P. Dunn ... first assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea ... additional first assistant director
Paul Byrne Prenderville ... second assistant director (as Paul Prenderville)
John R. Saunders ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Curtis Akin ... leadman
Dean Allison ... construction foreman
Dylan Collier ... scenic artist
Hugh Conlon ... construction coordinator: Los Angeles
John Coven ... storyboard artist
Chad R. Davis ... set dresser
Tim Dingle ... signmaker
Emmy Ellison ... art department coordinator
Shepard Fairey ... poster artist
Sonia L. Garcia ... scenic gangboss (as L. Sonia Garcia)
Tommy Gilbert ... set dresser
Donald Goodman ... drapery foreman
Josh Hadley ... leadman
Kenneth Heimer ... propmaker: reshoots
Frank Hendrick ... set dresser
Rachel Hicks ... painter
Dave Kennedy ... set dresser
Richard N. McGuire ... gangboss
Larry Misselhorn ... head greensman
Debbie Nolan ... construction foreman
Kris Peck ... property master
Frank Piercy ... lead scenic artist
Adele Plauche ... set designer
Kaleo Quenzer ... props
John Rabasca ... set dresser
Spencer H. Register ... set dresser (as Spencer Register)
Kelly Anne Ross ... buyer (as Kelly Ross)
Peter Sattler ... graphic designer
Eric Smith ... paint foreman
Julie Smith ... set decoration buyer
Sherry Trippett ... painter
Gabriella Villarreal ... assistant set decorator
Keith Wall ... set dresser
David Weathers ... set dresser
Gary Wimmer ... scenic gangboss
Dalton Cole Young ... on set dresser
Robert M. Bouffard ... prop fabricator (uncredited)
Kathy Brunswick ... construction buyer (uncredited)
Juliet Guimont ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Kon Iliov ... construction foreman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Matt Andrews ... play back operator
David Betancourt ... foley mixer
Ted Caplan ... sound designer
Derek Casari ... foley engineer
Kelly Doran ... sound utility
Dawn Fintor ... foley artist
Tim Gomillion ... sound recordist
Doug Hemphill ... re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Warren Hendriks ... assistant sound editor
Mildred Iatrou ... dialogue editor (as Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
Peter F. Kurland ... production sound mixer
Kimberly Ellen Lowe ... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
David Lucarelli ... adr recordist
Paul Massey ... re-recording mixer
John Murray ... supervising foley editor
Steve F. Price ... foley editor (as Steve Price)
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer (as Charleen Richards-Steeves)
Dennis Rogers ... sound recordist
Nico Salvato ... first sound assistant (as Monique Salvato)
Brian Seagrave ... audio post-conform
Greg Steele ... adr mixer
William Stein ... re-recording engineer
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
Donald Sylvester ... supervising sound editor
Paul Urmson ... additional sound effects editor
Anthony Woodman ... sound librarian
Mark Zimbicki ... boom operator
Greg Zimmerman ... adr recordist
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Robert Bolanowski ... special effects technician
Ron Bolanowski ... special effects supervisor
Adruitha Lee ... colorist

Visual Effects by

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Julia Frey ... visual effects producer
Paul Graff ... compositing supervisor
Robert Stromberg ... visual effects supervisor
Duke Walker ... computer renderer

Stunts

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Brian Avery ... stunts
Rick Avery ... stunt coordinator
Jack Lofton ... stunts
Katie Lofton ... stunts
Heidi Pascoe ... stunts / stunt double: Reese Witherspoon (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stephanie Beman ... electrician
Khris Bennett ... grip
Curtis 'Snake' Burnett ... rigging grip
Alejandro J. Castillo ... company electric (as Alexander J. Castillo)
Rob Chidester ... company grip
Christopher Crowther ... rigging electrician
Steve Drake ... rigging key grip
Robert Duke ... rigging electrician
Dave Duren ... rigging best boy (as David J. Duren)
Rod Farley ... second company grip (as Roderick G. Farley)
Scott Friedland ... company grip
Ray Garcia ... key grip
Antonio V. Garrido ... dolly grip
Jarek Gorczycki ... assistant lighting technician
Jeffry Gordon ... lighting technician
Bob Hall ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Christian Hawkins ... rigging grip
Justin Hughes ... company grip
Kyle D. Hutson ... rigging electrician
David Luckenbach ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Josh Malloy ... company electric
Kevin B. May ... company electric (as Kevin May)
Daniel C. McFadden ... assistant camera
Ralph Merzbach ... computer video playback
Heather Norton ... first assistant camera: Memphis
Randale E. Nunley ... light board operator
Harrison Palmer ... electrician
Andrew Priestley ... assistant camera
Paul Sanchez ... camera operator
Scott Satterfield ... rigging best boy (as Scott N. Satterfield)
Dan Schroer ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Daniel Schroer)
Philip Shanahan ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John Sprague ... rigging gaffer (as John F. Sprague)
Rafael E. Sánchez ... gaffer
Suzanne Tenner ... still photographer
Daniel Tkaczyk ... video assist operator
Ernie Wann ... electrician
Eric Wheeler ... camera loader (as Eric Shawn Wheeler)
Darryl Wilson ... dolly grip: "b" camera

Casting Department

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Charla Bowersox ... casting assistant
Janelle Cochrane ... casting associate
Shirley Fulton Crumley ... location casting
Caitlin McKenna ... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson)
David S. Merrill ... extras casting
Nicholas Ross ... casting assistant
Brit Shaw ... location casting assistant (as Brittany Shaw)
Christian Kaplan ... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Wendy M. Craig ... costume supervisor
Tangi Crawford ... key costumer
Lorraine Crossman ... set costumer
David Fernandez ... set costumer
Christy Hebert ... costume production assistant (as Christy Hebert Crouch)
L. Kellie Hicks ... costumer
Rhonda Keaton ... costumer
Pam Lisenby ... tailor
Natasha Paczkowski ... costume manufacturing foreperson
Marcy Rector ... costume production assistant
Carlos Rosario ... assistant costume designer
Sanford Slepak ... costumer
Rachel A. Walker ... costumer
Andrea E. Weaver ... costumer
Joulles Wright ... set costumer
Jennifer Wolf ... costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Dawn Blacksten ... assistant location manager
Robin Citrin ... location manager
Marie Healy ... key assistant location manager
Martin Lane ... location assistant
Robert Saba ... location scout

Music Department

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Bunny Andrews ... music editor
Christine Bergren ... additional music clearance
T Bone Burnett ... executive music producer (as T-Bone Burnett)
Terry Delsing ... music editor
Art Ford ... music consultant
Mike Knobloch ... music executive
Robert Kraft ... executive in charge of music
Bill Maxwell ... drums
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz ... supervising music editor
Frank Wolf ... score mixer
Christopher Ward ... music arranger (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Michael Allegro ... production van driver operator
Daniel Davis ... driver: base camp generator
Monte Emery ... transportation
John Lybrand ... transportation captain
Vicki Lybrand ... transportation dispatcher
Steve Moffit ... local transportation captain
Gay Patterson Prewitt ... driver
Hall Prewitt ... picture car coordinator
Dusty Saunders ... transportation coordinator
Gary D. Stalker ... driver
Debbie Bowden ... driver (uncredited)
Brita McCollough ... driver: cast trailer (uncredited)
Ralph W. Page ... cast trailer driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jacob Bartol ... production assistant
Roy Bogy ... production secretary
Susannah Brengel ... production accountant
Stephen Bridgewater ... drama coach
Trent Broin ... production assistant
Tom Carson ... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Parry Creedon ... assistant: Ms. Konrad
April M. Deen ... assistant: Ms. Witherspoon
Deborah Dismukes ... assistant: Mr. Blomquist (as Deborah J. Dismukes)
Josh Driver ... stand-in
Fletcher Elkington ... set production assistant
Pamela Erwin ... stand-in
Evan Feuerman ... assistant post-production accountant
Carey Field ... set production assistant
Josh Fifarek ... pre production
Sam Fleming ... production assistant
Sarah Fleming ... production assistant
Samuel V. Franco ... radio programmer and spots
Corey Garnett ... technology consultant
Jeffrey Gladu ... payroll accountant
Reva Grantham ... craft service
Matthew K. Grigsby ... first assistant accountant
Carla Hacken ... studio executive: Fox 2000
Michael E. Jacobson ... production assistant
Adam Karasick ... assistant: Mr. Mangold
Richard Keith ... assistant: Mr. Keach
Curtis Laur ... technician
L. Levin ... publicist
Susan L. Levin ... unit publicist
Natalie Mathes ... post-production accountant
Caitlin McFarland ... production intern
F. Ron Miller ... title designer
Pamela Palmer-DoQui ... assistant: Ms. Witherspoon (as Pamela Palmer Doqui)
Debra Pearl ... assistant: Mr. Keach
Shannon D. Roddy ... set production assistant
Scott Sapire ... assistant: Mr. Mangold
Sara Scarritt ... production coordinator
Jenny Siff ... production staff
Brett P. Smith ... accounting clerk
Sharon Steinhauser ... assistant: Ms. Konrad
Jack Stern ... studio teacher
Mark Stielper ... researcher: archival footage
Joe Suffredini ... falconer
Eric Brice Swartz ... office production assistant
Birdie Talanca ... assistant accountant
Andrew Trosmans ... research consultant
Mark Van Horne ... laboratory contact
Lisa Vijitchanton ... assistant production coordinator
Sheila Waldron ... script supervisor
John R. Whitehead ... production assistant
Dalton Cole Young ... set production assistant
Allen O. Battle III ... stand-in (uncredited)
Brian J. McNamara ... opening tiles, locators, end credits (uncredited)
F. Ron Miller ... graphic artist: main titles (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster ... financing (uncredited)

Thanks

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John A. Elkington ... special thanks
Nathan Lux ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

While growing up in the Great Depression era, Johnny Cash takes an interest in music and eventually moves out of his Arkansas town to join the air force in Germany. While there, he buys his first guitar and writes his own music, and proposes to Vivian. When they got married, they settled in Tennessee and with a daughter, he supported the family by being a salesman. He discovers a man who can pursue his dreams and ends up getting a record with the boys. Shortly after that, he was on a short tour, promoting his songs, and meets the already famous and beautiful June Carter. Then as they get on the long-term tours with June, the boys, and Jerry Lee Lewis, they have this unspoken relationship that grows. But when June leaves the tour because of his behavior, he was a drug addict. His marriage was also falling apart, and when he sees June years later at an awards show, he forces June to tour with them again, promising June to support her two kids and herself. While the tour goes on, the relationship between June and John grow more,and his marriage to his first wife ends. June finds out about the drugs, and help him overcome it. True love and care helped John eventually stop the drug usage, and finally proposes to her in front of an audience at a show. Written by kayleigh

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Taglines Love is a burning thing. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cash (United States)
  • En la cuerda floja (Spain)
  • Wôku za rain: Kimi ni tsuzuku michi (Japan)
  • Ties jausmu riba (Lithuania)
  • Johnny & June - Pasión y locura (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 136 min
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Box Office

Budget $28,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $22,347,341, 20 Nov 2005
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $186,438,883, 12 Mar 2007

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Cash wakes up on the tour bus, just after the Folsom Prison performance, he walks past guitarist Luther Perkins, who is passed-out with a lit cigarette in his mouth, and puts the cigarette out. Perkins died a few months after the 'At Folsom Prison' recording/performance. He fell asleep in his Tennessee home with a lit cigarette in his mouth, and died from injuries sustained in the resulting fire. See more »
Goofs Johnny is shown touring with Elvis, Jerry Lee, and June for Sun Records early in the movie. In fact this could not have happened. By the time Jerry Lee Lewis was signed to Sun Records. Elvis Presley was already recording for RCA, and touring on his own. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Walk the Line (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Cocaine Blues See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening credits, Robert Patrick's name appears to pass through the prison bars, like his T-1000 character did in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. See more »
Quotes [after record producer Sam Phillips stops Cash's band a couple of verses into their audition]
Sam Phillips: You know exactly what I'm telling you. We've already heard that song a hundred times. Just like that. Just... like... how... you... sing it.
Johnny Cash: Well you didn't let us bring it home.
Sam Phillips: Bring... bring it home? All right, let's bring it home. If you was hit by a truck and you was lying out there in that gutter dying, and you had time to sing *one* song. Huh? One song that people would remember before you're dirt. One song that would let God know how you felt about your time here on Earth. One song that would sum you up. You tellin' me that's the song you'd sing? That same Jimmy Davis tune we hear on the radio all day, about your peace within, and how it's real, and how you're gonna shout it? Or... would you sing somethin' different. Somethin' real. Somethin' *you* felt. Cause I'm telling you right now, that's the kind of song people want to hear. That's the kind of song that truly saves people. It ain't got nothin to do with believin' in God, Mr. Cash. It has to do with believin' in yourself.
Johnny Cash: [after a pause] I got a couple of songs I wrote in the Air Force. You got anything against the Air Force?
Sam Phillips: No.
Johnny Cash: I do.
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