James Mangold's Walk the Line tells the life story of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix), focusing primarily on the long courtship he had with June Carter (Reese Witherspoon). The film is structured as an extended flashback opening with Cash readying to take the stage at his historic Folsom Prison Concert. The film touches on his childhood, relating a horrific early incident from his life and establishing the troubled relationship he would have with his father (Robert Patrick). Cash joins the military and leaves home. During his time in the armed services he begins writing songs and romances a hometown girl (Ginnifer Goodwin). After the end of his duty he settles down and attempts to begin a music career, but his wife has trouble adjusting to his dreams. Cash auditions for Sam Phillips (Dallas Roberts), signs to Sun Records, and soon finds himself on tour with a roster of young soon-to-be legends that includes Elvis Presley (Tyler Hilton) and Jerry Lee Lewis (Waylon Malloy Payne). On this tour he meets June Carter, the daughter of the famous Carter family, and they take a liking to each other, although she refuses any serious advances from him. Cash gains world-wide fame thanks in part to the inspiration he gets from June, but eventually his marriage crumbles and he develops a serious drug addiction. The film is based on Cash's autobiographies. Phoenix and Witherspoon performed all of their own singing in the movie, just as Sissy Spacek and Beverly D'Angelo did in Coal Miner's Daughter a quarter-century before. - Rovi Synopsis - Do Not Use for Customer Metadata Deliveries
Biography | Drama | Romance
CAST & CREW
- Joaquin Phoenix
- Reese Witherspoon
- Ginnifer Goodwin
- Robert Patrick
- James Mangold
- Gill Dennis
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**Director's Commentary by James Mangold
**More Man in Black 10 Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Director James Mangold
**Extended Musical Sequences
**Rock and Roll Ruby Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash, Reese Witherspoon as June Carter
**Cocaine Blues Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash
**Folsom, Cash and the Comeback
**Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of Walk The Line
**Ring of Fire: The Passion of Johnny and June
**Trailer Farm: Walk the Line Theatrical Trailer, Man on Fire, Wall Street, The Devil Wears Prada, Cast Away, Mr and Mrs. Smith
Audio: English: 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, Stereo / Spanish & French: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Language: Dubbed & Subtitled: English, French & Spanish
Theatrical Aspect Ratio: Widescreen: 2.40:1
*Full Screen Feature / Widescreen Feature *Director Commentary by James Mangold *10 Deleted Scenes *Trailers: Love Me Tender Special Edition, Family Stone, & Kingdom of Heaven *Theatrical Trailer *Soundtrack Promo
English: Dolby 5.1 & DTS / Spanish & French: Dolby Surround Dubbed: English, Spanish, & French / Subtitled: English & Spanish Aspect Ratio: Full Screen: 1.33:1 / Widescreen: 2.35:1