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Ring of Fire (2013)

Not Rated | | Biography, Music, Romance | TV Movie 27 May 2013
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This is the story of the decades-long love affair between June Carter and her husband, Johnny Cash, a love that was stretched to the breaking point by Johnny's addiction to pills.


Allison Anders


John Carter Cash (based upon the book "Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash" written by), Richard Friedenberg (teleplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jewel Kilcher ... June Carter Cash (as Jewel)
Matt Ross ... Johnny Cash
John Doe ... A.P. Carter
Frances Conroy ... Maybelle Carter
Austin M. Stack ... John Carter (teen) (as Austin Stack)
Mary Stewart Sullivan ... June Carter (child)
Leah Peasall Leah Peasall ... June Carter (teen)
Travis Smith Travis Smith ... John Carter (adult)
Michelle Kabashinski ... Sara Carter
Emma Peasall Emma Peasall ... Helen Carter (child)
Hannah Peasall Hannah Peasall ... Helen Carter (teen)
Erin Beute ... Anita Carter (adult)
Julia Peasall Julia Peasall ... Anita Carter (child)
Sarah Peasall Sarah Peasall ... Anita Carter (teen)
John Wesley Walters John Wesley Walters ... John Carter (toddler)


This is the story of the decades-long love affair between June Carter and her husband, Johnny Cash, a love that was stretched to the breaking point by Johnny's addiction to pills.

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Release Date:

27 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ring of Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Asylum Entertainment See more »
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Jewel Kilcher wore dentures over her famously crooked teeth to play June Carter Cash. See more »


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Do not expect a movie about Johnny Cash and his music. This is about June getting him off drugs, over and over. I say B-
1 June 2013 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"I fell for you like a child, oh but the fire went wild." June Carter (Jewel) is a member of country musics most famous family. After two failed marriages and a successful music career she finally gives in and marries country's bad boy, Johnny Cash (Ross). She then starts her new life singing, playing, raising kids and trying to keep Johnny clean. Some prove more difficult then others. Just about everyone know the story of these two icons. I am a huge Johnny Cash fan and even though this was a Lifetime movie I was still looking forward to seeing it. I do have to admit that Jewel did a pretty good job of playing June in this but no where close to how good Reese Witherspoon was. As far as the guy playing Johnny Cash...it would have been hard to even come close to Joaquin Phoenix but this guy was just bad. His acting was OK, but he looked and sounded nothing like him. In fact the whole movie I thought the guy looks more like Merle Haggard then Johnny Cash. As far as the actual movie "Walk The Line" dealt with Cash's drug problems fairly harsh but also had the music mixed in. This movie is more of a bio-pic of June Carter, but it's pretty much her helping Johnny get sober over and over. I know it's Lifetime and it does show how strong June was, but after the third scene of her telling Johnny he has to stop it becomes very repetitive and really starts to lose some of the emotion. Do not be like me and go in expecting a Johnny Cash movie with music, that's not what this is. Overall, Jewel does a good job but this is nothing like I expected. I give it a B-.

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