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Johnny Cash: American Rebel (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 12 September 2015 (USA)
Documentary that explains about the life of one of Country Music's most famous musicians, Johnny Cash.

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Steve Burgess, Mark Stielper (Historical Research)
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Credited cast:
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
Johnny Cash ... Himself (archive footage)
Willie Nelson ... Himself
Sheryl Crow ... Herself
Kid Rock ... Himself
June Carter Cash ... Herself (archive footage)
John Mellencamp ... Himself
Clive Davis ... Himself
Merle Haggard ... Himself
Rick Rubin ... Himself
Rosanne Cash ... Herself
John Carter Cash ... Himself
Eric Church ... Himself
Carlene Carter ... Herself
Johnny Western Johnny Western ... Himself
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Documentary that explains about the life of one of Country Music's most famous musicians, Johnny Cash.

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12 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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for new and old fans
14 August 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

This is a documentary about the legendary music icon with the support of his family, friends, and famous fans. I'm only a passing fan of his more iconic songs after being revived in his later years. By the time I got into music in the 80s, he was already at his low point. Of course, his cover of "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails broke my heart although I did hear his music before then.

This is a rather traditional style of doc with interviews recounting his life and his career. There isn't much shockingly new especially if you've seen the biopic. It's great to see the old footage of June performing on her own. All the old footage is compelling. The fawning fandom by all the famous artists does get repetitive. I rather hear about some small interesting little side story about his career. When he makes the comeback, I start to recognize the story for real. I'm glad they did a section on Hurt. This is one for his fans.


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