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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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Jake Kasdan
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nat Faxon ... Awards Show Stage Manager
John C. Reilly ... Dewey Cox
Tim Meadows ... Sam
Conner Rayburn ... Dewey Age 8
Chip Hormess Chip Hormess ... Nate
Raymond J. Barry ... Pa Cox
Terrence Beasor ... Country Doctor
Margo Martindale ... Ma Cox
Honeyboy Edwards ... Old Bluesman (as David Honeyboy Edwards)
Gerry Black Gerry Black ... Harmonica Player
Aron Johnson Aron Johnson ... Teenage Band
Jack Donovan Saperstein ... Teenage Band (as Jack Saperstein)
Taylor Hubert Taylor Hubert ... Teenage Band (as Taylor Jamison Hubert)
Christopher Hurt Christopher Hurt ... Teenage Band
Matt Price ... 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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Taglines:

Life made him tough. Love made him strong. Music made him hard.

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walk Hard See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,257,174, 23 December 2007

Gross USA:

$18,317,151
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended edition)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When L'Chaim visits Dewey in prison he begins talking in Yiddish asking Dewey to speak the "Mamehlushen" (literally meaning "mother tongue") explaining that the guards won't understand what they're saying and suggests Dewey go to rehab. Dewey responds in German. See more »

Goofs

When Dewey's first wife is holding two babies telling him that he doesn't spend enough time with his kids, one of the babies is a doll. See more »

Quotes

Record Producer: [to L'Chaim] What the hell is this?
L'Chaim: Pizza pie. What's in a pizza pie?
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The extended version released on home video, "American Cox: The Unbearably Long Self-Indulging Director's Cut", runs at 2 hours long. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Yellow Submarine (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Duet
Written by Charlie Wadhams (as Charlie Wadhams) and Benji Hughes
Produced by Michael Andrews
Performed by John C. Reilly and Angela Correa
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Bring on the parody
8 June 2009 | by vrangerSee all my reviews

And if there is a musical genre out there short of orchestral symphony, it gets sent up by this wonderful comedy.

Not a movie for the kiddies by a long shot, but if you are familiar with music artists from the 50s on, and especially if you lived through those periods of time, the parody of styles and stars will leave you with sore sides from laughing.

Make sure to listen closely to every lyric. They don't miss a chance to make jokes subtle or broad, and they don't take it easy on anyone.

Songs in the credits are just as funny as songs through the body of the movie, so make sure to wait around for those rather than switching off after the story itself fades to black.

A personal favorite of mine are the scenes where Dewey discovers new drugs. Although I've never taken drugs, even smoked marijuana, these scenes were just too funny to be offensive, especially the first discussion of the weed just named.

Be in the mood to watch a comedy, especially for a parody of this type. If you can't really pay attention, you won't get everything, and will just think the movie crude. Also, if you're really stuck up about what's in your comedy, then you may not like this movie.

If you're up for it, you'll die laughing.


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