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Walk the Line

Rating:PG-13 (for some language, thematic material and depiction of drug dependency)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:November 18, 2005
Running time:133 minutes
Cast:Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Patrick, Ginnifer Goodwin, Larry Bagby
Director:James Mangold
Producer:James Keach, Cathy Konrad
Writer:Gill Dennis, James Mangold
Distributor:20th Century Fox

Description: "Walk the Line" follows the early years in the career of American music legend Johnny Cash. The young Cash sets out on life's journey battered by his brother's accidental death and an abusive father, who blames him for the incident. His rise to fame with such hits as "A Boy Named Sue" and "Ring of Fire" is countered by his struggle with amphetamines, barbiturates and alcohol. His instability, both financial and emotional, leads to the failure of his first marriage. The few comforts of his unhappy youth had come from the radio programs of June Carter, the luminous daughter of country music's first family. When their paths cross, it's her devotion and support that becomes his salvation.

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