The Playback | Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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Is “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” a cult classic? The guys are here to tell you what makes this overlooked movie comedy gold.

This episode Michael and Ty sit down with Mark Radlund, you may know him from this, to discuss Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

This is the inaugural episode of “The Playback.” A new episode format where we rewatch movies or TV specials/episodes that feature metal or rock n’ roll and deep dive on their playback-ability, best moments, cultural significance and much more.

We encourage watching Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story prior to listening to this episode or any episode like this as their will be spoilers throughout as we discuss the movie in its entirety.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story was released in December of 2007 and stars John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows and Kristen Wiig. The movie was released hot off the heels of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of  Ricky Bobby, when the “John C. Reilly Comedy Renaissance” was just heating up. The year after this Step Brothers would release starring Reilly and Will Ferrell. The film primarily parodies biopics such as Walk The Line and Ray but borrows tidbits from many moments throughout rock n’ roll’s history to round out its story.

Unfortunately, this film was a flop at the box office, making 21 million off of a 35 million dollar budget. However, it has made around 15 million in DVD sales since and has reached somewhat of a cult following (or has it?).

Michael, Mark and Ty discuss the plot of the movie, their favorite scenes, the most quotable lines, the best actor/actress performers and much more on this episode. Don’t miss out!

P.S. Don’t fret! Super Metal World Podcast will still be featuring your favorite up and coming metal bands, interviews and deep dives on metal moments throughout history. We despise monotony and wanted to expand our repertoire and we hope you enjoy this added episode type as much as we do! Feel free to send us feedback at [email protected]