Ironically, Bo Svenson met the real Dwana Pusser (Buford Pusser's daughter) and, while she was attempting to thank him for portraying her father in a favorable light, he told her that she needed to go on a diet. See more »
Stud Pardee tells Pinky Dobson that he "knew exactly where he was gonna end up", after sliding his Camaro in to park at the smokehouse. Stud actually hit the low-angle camera that was setup in front of the trash can, ruining that shot. See more »
Follow-up to 1973's "Walking Tall" continues the real-life drama surrounding Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser, but this installment plays like a lame TV-movie. Bo Svenson takes over the lead role from Joe Don Baker, but he's much too mild for the part; he comes off like an ambling country singer with a bat instead of a guitar. Good supporting actors like Richard Jaekel, Luke Askew and Robert DoQui end up with very little to do. I would give the film one-star strictly on its good intentions, but the screenplay is a transparent and lazy mass of routine predicaments and the production is cheapjack. Followed in 1977 by "Final Chapter-Walking Tall" and in 1978 by the television film "A Real American Hero".
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