Drama following the life of the legendary 'Man in Black', Johnny Cash. The movie begins in 1955, when a tough, skinny guitar-slinger who called himself J.R. Cash (Joaquin Pheonix) walks 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 save him time and again, and learning how to walk the razor-thin line between destruction and redemption. Reese Witherspoon won a Best Actress Academy Award for her role as June Carter, Cash's long-suffering wife.
Feature commentary with co-writer and director James Mangold, 'Johnny Cash Jukebox' extended musical sequences, Deleted scenes, Theatrical trailer, 'Becoming Cash - Becoming Carter' featurette, 'Folsom - Cash And The Comeback' featurette, 'Ring Of Fire - The Passion Of Johnny And June' featurette, 'Cash And His Faith' featurette, Celebrating The Man In Black - The Making Of Walk The Line, 'Sun Records And The Johnny Cash Sound' featurette, 'The Cash Legacy' featurette,
Release Date: 09 November 2009
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 130 minutes
Production Year: 2005
Main Language: English