Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against moonshiners and a ruthless crime syndicate after the murder of his wife in late 1960's Tennessee.
Buford Pusser's own true story.
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agreed to portray himself in this film but, hours after signing the contract, he was killed when his car ran off the road near his home in Adamsville, Tennessee. Some locals believe his car was sabotaged in retribution for his stamping out the illegal activities of the stateline mob on the Tennessee-Mississippi border. See more
When Buford is destroying Stud Pardee's blue Camaro, a canvas sign on the building reads "McNairy County Livestock Auction". Later in that scene, a wooden, painted sign reads "Madison County 4-H Clubs Welcome You". See more
[Carl is upset at Buford for arresting his friend
I'll be damned if I can understand you, Buford!
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