Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Music
Director(s): Jake Kasdan
Production: Sony Pictures/Columbia
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
63
Rotten Tomatoes:
74%
R
Year:
2007
96 min
$18,317,151
Website
280 Views

Mr. Cox?

Mr. Cox?

Mr. Cox?

Guys, I need Cox.

He goes on in two minutes

and I can't find him.

Mr. Cox.

Mr. Cox?

You're gonna have to give him

a moment, son.

Dewey Cox needs to think about

his entire life before he plays.

Come on, Nate, let's go play.

I can't, Dewey. I gotta practice.

You can't practice all the time, Nate.

You're already perfect.

All right. Come on, Dewey,

let's go play!

- Today's gonna be the best day ever!

- Yeah!

Ain't nothing horrible

gonna happen today.

What do you wanna be

when you grow up, Dewey?

I don't know. Never really

thunk about it before.

When I grow up,

I'm gonna be a great composer.

And a professional baseball player.

Then I'm gonna be an astronaut,

and I'm gonna go to the moon.

There's nothing I won't do

with this long, long life of mine.

For sure.

That's what's great about being young.

So much time to do great things.

Let's go play!

My turn!

I got him! I got him!

Catch!

Chicken!

I challenge you to a duel, sir.

I don't know, Nate.

You know how mad Pa gets

when we play with his machetes.

Come on. There's nothing wrong

with a little machete-fighting.

Now, en garde!

- Do you yield, sir?

- Never!

Prepare to meet your maker.

- Dewey!

- Nate!

I'm halved!

Oh, we should've listened to Pa.

Dewey, I'm cut in half pretty bad.

In case I don't make it,

then you'll have to be double great...

...for the both of us.

Wow, that's a lot of pressure, Nate.

You can handle it, Dewey.

Now, run, get Pa!

Holy shit.

This was a particularly bad case

of somebody being cut in half.

I was not able to reattach

the top half of his body...

...to the bottom half of his body.

Speak English, doc!

We ain't scientists.

I'm sorry, folks. He's gone.

Oh, no!

Oh, my God.

Dear God. Oh, Dewey.

It's all your fault, Dewey Cox.

Oh, Pa, you don't mean that.

It's not his fault.

He cut him in half with a machete.

No.

You. You're not half the boy

that Nate was.

You're not even half the boy

that the top half of Nate was...

...after you cut him in half.

So you're saying I'm less than

a quarter of the boy Nate was?

The wrong kid died.

Ma, I can't smell anything.

You can't smell anything?

I think I lost my sense of smell.

You gone smell-blind, son.

It'll pass, Dewey.

Now, you run on down to the country

store and get us some butter.

And a candle.

We're gonna light us

a candle tonight.

I'm a gamblin' man

I gambled everywhere I go

Lord, I'm a gamblin' man

Gambled everywhere I go

I'm a gamblin' man

Lord, I gambled from door to door

I've never heard no music

like that before.

It's so sad.

That's why it's called the blues, boy.

I think I'd like to play me

some blues.

Ain't no 6-year-old boy understand

the true meaning of the blues.

I reckon I might.

You play the guitar?

Never have before.

But I'm a real fast learner.

Well, go ahead.

You put your finger right up there.

Place your hands here. That's it.

That's the G chord.

Now hit the strings

with your other hand.

- That's it.

- There you go.

That ain't bad.

I done a bad thing

Cut my brother in half

I done a bad, bad thing

Cut my brother in half

My mama's gonna cry

Somewhere the devil's havin' a laugh

It's not bad for your first time.

You can do it, Dewey.

You'll be double great.

For the both of us.

Dewey?

Dewey.

Dewey?

Mama, you made it!

There's my favorite 14-year-old son.

Oh, no. Come on, now.

Not in front of the fellas.

Howdy, boys.

Howdy, Mrs. Cox.

I just wanted to say break a leg.

I know you boys are gonna

play a real good song.

Oh, thanks, Ma.

I'm just so proud you learned to play

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Judd Apatow (; born December 6, 1967) is an American producer, writer, director, actor and stand-up comedian. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, through which he produced and developed the television series Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Girls, Love, and Crashing and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), This Is 40 (2012), and Trainwreck (2015). Apatow's work has won numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Hollywood Comedy Award, and an AFI Award for Bridesmaids (2011). His films have also been nominated for Grammy Awards, PGA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards.His producing credits include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Superbad (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Pineapple Express (2008), Get Him to the Greek (2010), Bridesmaids (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Begin Again (2014), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), and The Big Sick (2017). more…

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