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Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (2008)

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Cash performs a concert for the inmates of California's Folsom Prison, and the show was recorded for a live album.


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Credited cast:
Gene Beley Gene Beley ... Self
Jim Brown Jim Brown ... Self
June Carter Cash ... Self (archive footage)
John Carter Cash ... Self
Johnny Cash ... Self (archive footage)
Rosanne Cash ... Self
Millard Dedmon Millard Dedmon ... Self
Marshall Grant Marshall Grant ... Self
Earl Green Earl Green ... Self
Merle Haggard ... Self
W.S. Holland ... Self
John D. Loudermilk John D. Loudermilk ... Self
Jim Marshall Jim Marshall ... Self
Lou Robin Lou Robin ... Self
Bruce Sherley Bruce Sherley ... Self


By 1968, Cash was still a star, but he was a man with sometime to prove as he sought to rise from a career slump brought on by a battle with drugs that took a toll on his body and spirit. That year, Cash performed a concert for the inmates of California's Folsom Prison, and the show was recorded for a live album. Cash delivered one of the greatest performances of his life that day, stark and heartfelt and full of empathy for the broken souls listening to his music, and the album that resulted was a surprise hit, reestablishing Cash as one of country music's most powerful and respected artists. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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I liked it
24 August 2015 | by davefoc-1See all my reviews

I agreed with all the negative reviews above, but I didn't care. I liked this documentary. It had lots of Johnny Cash music so I was probably going to like it no matter what. But there was more. I thought they did a nice job with using pictures taken from the concerts to tell the story. Sure video would have been nice, but if there wasn't video what they did was at least entertaining.

I agree that some of the animation wasn't always appropriate to the story they were telling, but again, I didn't care. I enjoyed it.

And they told several interesting stories in the course of the documentary. The story of Glen Sherley was very interesting to me and I looked him up and found out a bit more about him. I also enjoyed the comments from Cash's friends and family.

Overall, if you can get past the imperfections that people pointed out above, you're going to enjoy this documentary.

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18 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Johnny Cash ja Folsom Prison See more »


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$717,000 (estimated)
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