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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
... Dewey Cox
... Sam
... Dewey Age 8
Chip Hormess ... Nate
... Pa Cox
... Country Doctor
... Ma Cox
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)
Christopher Hurt ... Teenage Band
... MC (Teacher)
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Storyline

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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Comedy | 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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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,257,174, 23 December 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,317,151, 13 January 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After Darlene (Jenna Fisher) and Edith (Kristen Wiig) both walk out on Dewey in the hotel room, the way Dewey chases after them down the street is a parody of the T1000 running in Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991). See more »

Goofs

"The Dewey Cox Show" airs on CBS. During a rehearsal, Dewey complains that his show is getting beaten in the ratings by The Incredible Hulk, which aired on CBS, so it could not be in competition with "The Dewey Cox Show." See more »

Quotes

Nate: Dewey, I'm cut in half pretty bad.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Cut My Brother in Half Blues
Written by Michael Andrews, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan
Produced by Michael Andrews
Performed by Tony Fernandez
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They've done it again!
21 December 2007 | by 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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