Walk the Line


2h 15m 2005

Brief Synopsis

In 1955, a tough, skinny guitar-slinger who called himself J.R. Cash walked into the soon-to-be-famous Sun Studios in Memphis. It was a moment that would have an indelible effect on American culture. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as deep and black as night,

Film Details

Also Known As
Cash, Walking the Line
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Biography
Drama
Music
Period
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Synopsis

In 1955, a tough, skinny guitar-slinger who called himself J.R. Cash walked into the soon-to-be-famous Sun Studios in Memphis. It was a moment that would have an indelible effect on American culture. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as deep and black as night, Cash sang blistering songs of heartache and survival that were gutsy, full of real life and unlike anything heard before. That day kicked off the electrifying early career of Johnny Cash. As he pioneered a fiercely original sound that blazed a trail for rock, country, punk, folk and rap stars to come, Cash began a rough-and-tumble journey of personal transformation. In the most volatile period of his life, he evolved from a self-destructive pop star into the iconic "Man in Black" - facing down his demons, fighting for the love that would raise him up, and learning how to walk the razor-thin line between destruction and redemption.

Crew

Michael Allegro

Generator Operator

Dean Allison

Foreman

Rozelle Anderson

Construction

Bunny Andrews

Music Editor

Matt Andrews

Video Playback

Mimi C Anzel

Production Assistant

Tj Arnall

Song

Kokomo Arnold

Song

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

Rick Avery

Stunt Coordinator

Lisa Beach

Casting

Gloria Belz

Makeup

Sanford F Bennett

Song

Stephen Berchelmann

Painter

Roger Ames Berger

Colorist

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Dawn Blacksten

Assistant Location Manager

Alan C. Blomquist

Executive Producer

Alan C. Blomquist

Unit Production Manager

Roy E Bogy

Production Secretary

Robert Bolanowski

Special Effects Technician

Ron Bolanowski

Special Effects Supervisor

David Bomba

Production Designer

Peter Borys

Production Assistant

Tim Bowen

On-Set Dresser

Charla Bowersox

Casting Assistant

Brandon Boyle

Assistant Property Master

Susannah Brengel

Production Accountant

Trent Broin

Office Production Assistant

Kathy Brunswick

Construction

Boudleaux Bryant

Song

Curtin Burnett

Rigging Grip

T-bone Burnett

Music

T-bone Burnett

Music Producer

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Lewis Allen Byassee

On-Set Dresser

William E Cantrell

Song

Ted Caplan

Sound Design

Tom Carson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ap Carter

Song

Helen Carter

Song

June Carter

Song

June Carter

Song Performer

Katy Carter

Production Assistant

Maybelle Carter

Song

Michael T Carter

Tutor

Derek Casari

Foley

John Carter Cash

Executive Producer

Johnny Cash

Source Material

Johnny Cash

Song

Johnny Cash

Song Performer

Alexander J Castillo

Electrician

Rob Chidester

Grip

Scott Childers

Construction

Jacky Christian

Craft Service

Robin Citrin

Location Manager

Quinton M Claunch

Song

Jack Clement

Song

Hank Cochran

Song

Kenneth R Cole

Construction

Hugh Conlon

Construction Coordinator

Victor Cook

Painter

John Coven

Storyboard Artist

Wendy M Craig

Costume Supervisor

Tangi Crawford

Key Costumer

Jamie E Creed

Office Production Assistant

Parry Creedon

Assistant

Rosemary Cremona

Assistant Director

Lorraine Crossman

Costumer

Arthur Crudup

Song

Shirley Fulton Crumley

Location Casting

Sara Cueva

Assistant Editor

Carla Curry

Set Decorator

Chad R Davis

On-Set Dresser

April M Deen

Assistant

Terry Delsing

Music Editor

Gill Dennis

Screenplay

Goga Devdariani

Production

Tim Dingle

Illustrator

Deborah Dismukes

Assistant

Pam Doqui

Assistant

Kelly Doran

Sound

Glen Douglas

Song

Aaron Downing

Post-Production Supervisor

Steve Drake

Key Grip

Robert Duke

Rigging Electrician

Jamie Dunlap

Song

Melissa Dunn

Production Assistant

Stephen P Dunn

Assistant Director

David Duren

Rigging Electrician

Bob Dylan

Song

Bob Dylan

Song Performer

Fletcher Elkington

Office Production Assistant

Emmy Ellison

Art Department Coordinator

Danny Evans

Construction

Roger W Evans

Construction

Jan Famira

Song

Rod Farley

Grip

Charlie Feathers

Song Performer

Ricky Feathers

Construction

David Fernandez

Set Costumer

Carey Field

Office Production Assistant

Joe Finley

Colorist

Dawn Fintor

Foley Artist

J Edward Fitzgerald

On-Set Dresser

Samuel Fleming

Set Production Assistant

Sarah E Fleming

Set Production Assistant

Gina Fortunato

Production Supervisor

Julia Frey

Visual Effects Producer

Scott Friedland

Grip

Bill Frisell

Song Performer

Bill Frisell

Song

Jane Galli

Makeup

Ray Garcia

Key Grip

Sonia L. Garcia

Painter

Antonio Garrido

Dolly Grip

Thomas Gilbert

On-Set Dresser

Jeff Gladu

Accountant

Tim Gomillion

Sound Recordist

Juan Gonzalez

Caterer

Jarek Gorczycki

Lighting Technician

Kathrine Gordon

Hair

Paul Graff

Compositing Supervisor

Marshall Grant

Song

Reva Grantham

Craft Service

Michael Grean

Caterer

Matthew K. Grigsby

Accounting Assistant

Quincy Gunderson

Associate Editor

Bob Hall

Assistant Camera

Jack Hammer

Song

Todd Hatfield

Painter

Marie Healy

Assistant Location Manager

Jennifer A Hedley

Editorial Production Assistant

D. M. Hemphill

Sound Mixer

Warren Hendriks

Assistant Sound Editor

Jerry Henery

Construction Coordinator

L Kellie Hicks

Costumer

Andrea Hoffman

On-Set Dresser

Justin Hughes

Grip

Mississippi John Hurt

Song

Kyle D. Hutson

Rigging Electrician

Kon Iliov

Foreman

Eric Jackson

Medic

Wanda Jackson

Song Performer

Michael Jacobson

Set Production Assistant

Michael Jacobson

Electrician

John R Jensen

Art Director

Sergio Jimenez

Caterer

Blind Willie Johnson

Song Performer

Blind Willie Johnson

Song

Fern Jones

Song

Jonathan Jones

Construction

Adam Karasick

Assistant

Sarah Katzman

Casting

James Keach

Producer

Rhonda Keaton

Costumer

Richard Keith

Assistant

Emile Kelman

Music Engineer

David Thomas Kerns

On-Set Dresser

Merle Kilgore

Song

Marie Knight

Song

Cathy Konrad

Producer

Greg Krueger

Caterer

Robert Kuhn

Production Assistant

Peter Kurland

Sound Mixer

Lewis Lamedica

Song Performer

Martin Lane

Assistant Location Manager

Stephen Lang

Song

Adruitha Lee

Hair Stylist

Jerry Leiber

Song

Jerry Lee Lewis

Song

Marlene B Libby

Tutor

Paul Lightell

On-Set Dresser

Pam Lisenby

Tailor

Jack Lofton

Stunts

Katie Lofton

Stunts

David Lucarelli

Adr

David Luckenbach

Camera Operator

John Lybrand

Transportation Captain

Vicki R Lybrand

Transportation Coordinator

Josh Malloy

Electrician

James Mangold

Screenplay

Paul Massey

Sound Mixer

Nicholas C Mastandrea

Assistant Director

Natalie Mathes

Post-Production Accountant

Kevin May

Electrician

Lillie Mcalpin

Song

Lori Mccoy-bell

Hair Stylist

Michael Mccusker

Editor

Tom Mcdaniel

Construction

Daniel C. Mcfadden

Assistant Camera

Caitlin Mckenna

Adr Voice Casting

Bob Merrill

Song

F Ron Miller

Titles

Larry Misselhorn

Greensman

Guy Mitchell

Song Performer

Steve Moffitt

Transportation Captain

Herman L Moore

Props

Mark Moore

Props

Wade Moore

Song Performer

Film Details

Also Known As
Cash, Walking the Line
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Biography
Drama
Music
Period
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 15m

Award Wins

Best Actress

2005
Reese Witherspoon

Best Actress

2006
Reese Witherspoon

Award Nominations

Best Actor

2005
Joaquin Phoenix

Best Costume Design

2005

Best Editing

2005

Best Sound

2005

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon) by the National Society of Film Critics (NSFC).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon) by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon) by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon) by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon) by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA).

Winner of the 2005 award for Excellence In Production Design For Contemporary Film by the Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Winner of the 2005 award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing by the Cinema Audio Society (CAS).

Winner of the 2005 Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) by the American Cinema Editors.

Winner of the 2005 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing for Music in a Musical Feature Film by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

Winner of two 2005 awards including Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon) and Best Sound by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of two 2005 Satellite Awards including Best Actress - Musical or Comedy (Reese Witherspoon) and Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Released in United States Fall November 18, 2005

Released in United States on Video February 28, 2006

Released in United States 2005

Released in United States September 2005

Released in United States November 2005

Released in United States October 2006

Shown at London Film Festival (Gala Screening) October 19-November 3, 2005.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 2006.

Based on the autobiographies "Man in Black" and "Cash The Autobiography" by Johnny Cash.

Released in United States Fall November 18, 2005

Released in United States on Video February 28, 2006

Released in United States 2005 (Shown at London Film Festival (Gala Screening) October 19-November 3, 2005.)

Released in United States September 2005 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 2-5, 2005.)

Released in United States November 2005 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (Opening Night/Gala) November 3-13, 2005.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 2006.)

Winner of the 2005 award for Best Actress (Reese Witherspoon) by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC).