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
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136 min

M-Mr. Cash?

M-Mr. Cash?

Mr. Cash?


J.R., turn it off

and get to sleep!

Change it, J.R.

Turn it off.

Guess which Carter that is.


- That's fine.

- Nope. June.

That was little ten-year-old

June singing for you.

And what was the name

of that number now?

Turn it off!

Do I have to come in there?!

Let's get to bed.

It's hot.

It's going to be hotter


Maybe Daddy will

quit us early

and we can

go fishin'.

We'll go fishin'


Daddy needs a good day from us

tomorrow, J.R.

I know.



How come you're so good?

I ain't.

You pick five times

more than me.

Well, I'm bigger than you are.

You know every story

in Scripture.

You know every song

in Mama's hymnal.

Songs are easy.

They ain't for me.

There's more words in the Bible

than in Heavenly Highway Hymns.

Look, J.R., if I'm gonna be

a preacher one day...

I got to know the Bible

front to back.

I mean, you can't help nobody

if you can't tell them

the right story.

Said by noon

it's gonna be 104.

Them radio stations

will say anything

to get

them n*ggers off.

Ray, why don't you let J.R.

Take the babies in?

I told Roz we'd have a crop


What do I say when he pulls up

here and we're shy?

You ready to unload that piano?

We're not selling Daddy's piano.

And I'm not the one in Bartstown

drinking every


Eh, what's up, Doc?


What, what did

that rooster say

when he was all

blown up by the TN

and picking his feathers

up outside that henhouse?

"F-Fortunately, boy,

I keep my feathers numbered

for just such an emergency."

I got it, I got it.

Can we go soon?

Mr. Coles gave me a dollar

to cut the whole pile...

and not half.

Go on ahead, J.R.

Catch a fish.

The worm on a hook.

Drop it in a brook.

If things go right...

you'll fry some fish tonight.

Where you been?

Where you been?

Throw that pole down.

Get in the car! In the car!


You hear them, J.R.?

You hear them angels?

I can hear 'em, Jack.

They're so beautiful.



Do something!

Do something!

You know what that is, J.R.?

You know that is

coming out of there?

Stop it, Ray.


Nothing, that's what that is.

That's what that's worth.

And that's what you are.

Leave it alone, Ray.

He didn't do this.

The devil did this!

He took the wrong son!

- Stop it, Ray.

He was my best, and now he's gone!

Jack, please,

don't leave me alone.

- Ray!

- Quiet! Quiet!

Everybody quiet!

You're going to miss your bus.

Communist troops have been driven out of Seoul, Korea...

by U.S. Forces led

by General Douglas MacArthur.

What's that?

Anybody seen Tommy?

He's leaving, Ray. Come on.

Don't start crying, Mama.

Be careful

with that rifle, J.R.

Yeah, I will, Mama.

Last month, that Pervis boy

got confused and shot himself.

Ain't going to be no battles, Carrie.

He's going to Germany.

The war is in Korea.

I love you.

I love you, too.

Take this.

Thanks, Mama.

Take care of yourself,


Take care

of my sister, too.

I will.

Hey, Tommy, be a good boy.

You're gonna miss your bus.


I saw this church in Dusseldorf...

made of limestone,

big as a train station.

We could get married there

and go to Venice.

That's in Italy, Viv.

The streets are made

of water, I ain't kiddin'.

Johnny, I haven't seen you for two years.

We only dated for a month.

My daddy says there's

something wrong with you.

Well... what do you say, Viv?

I mean...

I thought you said you loved me.

I do.

Oh, I do.

Then don't be scared.

You tell him that.

You tell him I love you, too.

He says that's impossible.

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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