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Final Chapter: Walking Tall (1977)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  31 August 1977 (USA)
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This is the story of Buford Pusser's final days, not only of his life but also as Sheriff. It seems that times are changing and the people of Pusser's town, who once adored him are now ... See full summary »

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This is the story of Buford Pusser's final days, not only of his life but also as Sheriff. It seems that times are changing and the people of Pusser's town, who once adored him are now fearing him and feel like it's time to make a change. And there are also some officials who feel the same way and are using every means to get rid of Pusser. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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In Walking Tall Parts I & II, we told the story of Buford Pusser, a big man with a big stick who stood up and did what he had to do. He showed all of America how to walk tall, and they called him a hero for it. Now, see what America does to her heroes. See more »

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Premiered in theaters in the U.S. on August 10, 1977. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, where Buford is recollecting the ambush, when he brings the car to a stop, he gets out and runs around the front of the car, and pulls his wife out from the passengers side. In the original movie, He climbed over his wife, got out from the passengers side, and pulled her out of the car. See more »

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O.Q. Teal: You had no right to take a child away from his father, and put him in an orphanage!
Buford Pusser: You were an unfit parent!
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Followed by A Real American Hero (1978) See more »

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He's not going down without a fight. The Final Chapter Walking Tall.
18 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Final Chapter Walking Tall. Is perhaps the most fictionalized chapter in the series Bo Svenson once again picks up the big stick. The film goes into detail as it's one year to the day Pauline Died and Buford is still fighting his war.

Buford is filled with gulit and remorse. If he had not been Sheriff his wife would still be alive. But Buford only knows one thing and that's action. He continues his war and dries up the county and breaks the back of the state line mob. Soon Re Election comes up and Buford is voted out of office. It seems the people want change. and Buford's violent war is something they want to put behind them.

So Buford decides to fix cars up and sell them. However some people have a hard time in accepting the fact that Buford is no longer sheriff and call him for help. His enemies attack him. And Buford tries to move on with his life. A Hollywood producer sees a news story on Buford and decides to make a film based on Buford's life. This leads to Buford helping out with the film in telling his story. the end of the film comes with the tragic death of Buford Pusser just days before he was to step in front of the cameras to film Buford. a film continuing his story. A fitting end to the legend of Buford Pusser.


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