Walk The Line

Synopsis: While growing up in the Great Depression era, Johnny Cash takes an interest in music and eventually moves out of his Arkansas town to join the air force in Germany. While there, he buys his first guitar and writes his own music, and proposes to Vivian. When they got married, they settled in Tennessee and with a daughter, he supported the family by being a salesman. He discovers a man who can pursue his dreams and ends up getting a record with the boys. Shortly after that, he was on a short tour, promoting his songs, and meets the already famous and beautiful June Carter. Then as they get on the long-term tours with June, the boys, and Jerry Lee Lewis, they have this unspoken relationship that grows. But when June leaves the tour because of his behavior, he was a drug addict. His marriage was also falling apart, and when he sees June years later at an awards show, he forces June to tour with them again, promising June to support her two kids and herself. While the tour goes on, the rela
Director(s): James Mangold
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 44 wins & 46 nominations.
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136 min

He says that you hardly know me.

Well, I know perfect

when I meet it.

Let's go, Cash!

Viv, listen, baby...

you tell your daddy

I'm your man.

Tell him we're

gonna make a family

and I'm gonna be on the radio,

'cause I am.

You tell him we're

gonna have a nice house

and we're gonna be happy.

And we're gonna live in Memphis.

And you tell him I'm

gonna love you forever.

- Do you promise?

- That's a promise, Viv.

Do you hear me?

That's a pro...

Five minutes was up

five minutes ago.

I am Folsom Prison.

At one time they called me

"Bloody Folsom."

And I earned the name.

My own prisoners built me.

Every block of my granite

is cemented by

the blood of many men.

Is it any wonder a man

sometimes went berserk

and fought the hated walls

that shut him in?

Knock it off!

You knock it off

and get to sleep!

This was a common thing in those old days.

I had so little work for them to do...

You gonna try

today, John?

Really try to sell something?

What does that mean?

I cleaned out

your case last night,

and, baby, all I found

were peanut bags

and music magazines.

I need you

to think about

what my daddy offered.

Viv, I'm trying.

I mean, I'm really

trying to sell stuff.

Hello, ma'am.

I'm from Home Equipment Company

over on Summer,

and we have a lot of...

...enamel colors

that you can choose from

that we can...

Hello. I'm John Cash

and I'm from the Home Equipment

Company on Summer.


LaQuisha, who is it!?

You are late, man.

Little higher.

A little...

yeah, a little higher.

Now play the chord.

Let's hear your E, Marshal.

There's my E.

Lulubelle, time to come in!

Jack! Jack, get in here!

- Let's go.

- Jack!

Let's go, John.


- Viv, open the door.


Viv, don't embarrass me.

You know who's out there

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Johnny Cash

John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame. Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice; the distinctive sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, which is characterized by train-sound guitar rhythms; a rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor; free prison concerts; and a trademark, all-black stage wardrobe, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black." He traditionally began his concerts by simply introducing himself, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash," followed by his signature song "Folsom Prison Blues". Much of Cash's music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. His other signature songs include "I Walk the Line", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm", and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers like "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue"; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson" (followed by many further duets after their marriage); and railroad songs including "Hey, Porter", "Orange Blossom Special", and "Rock Island Line". During the last stage of his career, Cash covered songs by several late 20th-century rock artists, notably "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails and "Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode. more…

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