Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Parody Film, Satire  |   Release Date - Dec 21, 2007  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a 2007 American music comedy film written and produced by Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan, directed by Kasdan and starring John C. Reilly. The plot echoes the storyline of 2005's Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line and 2004's Ray Charles biopic Ray; Walk Hard is also a parody of the biopic genre as a whole.

As Walk Hard heavily references the film Walk the Line, the Dewey Cox persona is mostly based on Johnny Cash; but the character also includes elements of the lives and careers of Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Donovan, John Lennon, James Brown, Jim Morrison, Conway Twitty, Neil Diamond, and Brian Wilson. The film portrays fictional versions of artists Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles; also, some artists play themselves, including Eddie Vedder and Ghostface Killah. In addition, the film parodies or pays tribute to the musical styles of Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Van Dyke Parks with Brian Wilson, and the seventies punk rock movement.

The film was released in the United States and Canada by Columbia Pictures on December 21, 2007.

Movie Info

Budget

$35,000,000

Box Office

$20,576,198

Tags

Art/Music, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Dewey Cox Story, Extramarital Affair, Johnny Cash, Parody/Slapstick, Ray Charles, Record Producer

Attributes

Filming Location: California, Los Angeles
Narrative Location: Alabama, California
Time Period: 1980s

Alternate Titles

A lankadatlan: A Dewey Cox-sztori
HU
A Vida é Dura: A História de Dewey Cox
BR
Calcă apăsat: Povestea lui Dewey Cox
RO
Camino duro - La historia de Dewey Cox
AR
Dewey Cox: una vida larga y dura
ES
Enas thrylos gia gelia
GR
Idź twardo: Historia Deweya Coxa
PL
Sunkus kelias. Djui Kokso istorija
LT
Walk Hard
FI, US
Walk hard - L'histoire de Dewey Cox
CA
Walk Hard - La storia di Dewey Cox
IT
Walk Hard: A História de Dewey Cox
PT
Walk Hard: American Cox, the Unbearably Long, Self-Indulgent Director's Cut
US
Walk Hard: Die Dewey Cox Story
DE
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
AU, CA, FI, MX, SE, GB
Ένας θρύλος για γέλια
GR
Важко крокуючи
UA
Взлеты и падения: История Дьюи Кокса
RU
Стъпвай тежко: Историята на Дюи Кокс
BG
Ходај мушки
RS
ウォーク・ハード ロックへの階段
JP
杜威科斯的音樂路
TW