9 user 11 critic

Final Chapter: Walking Tall (1977)

Buford Pusser's last days as Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee in 1970 and his subsequent death in 1974.



(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Earl Bellamy
Stars: Bo Svenson, Luke Askew, John Davis Chandler
Walking Tall (TV Series 1981)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sheriff Buford Pusser maintains law and order in McNeal County, Tennessee with the help of his loving family, loyal staff and a large club he calls his "pacifier."

Stars: Bo Svenson, Walter Barnes, Harold Sylvester
Walking Tall (1973)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A professional hitman is hired to kill a brain surgeon. However, it turns out that not only are he and the surgeon old friends, but they are both in love with the same woman.

Director: Allan A. Buckhantz
Stars: Jack Palance, Rod Steiger, Bo Svenson
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A gang of thieves plan a daring bank robbery, making their escape across the rooftops of Los Angeles. The police are quickly called in, however, and only one of the robbers, Murdock, makes ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Bo Svenson, Cybill Shepherd, Mel Scott
The Manhunt (1984)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A young man buys two horses at an Arizona race track but fails to get a receipt. Later, when riding across the land of a rancher named Robeson, he's accused of stealing the two horses. ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis
Stars: Ethan Wayne, Henry Silva, Bo Svenson
Thunder II (1987)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis
Stars: Mark Gregory, Raimund Harmstorf, Karen Reel
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A military-engineered virus, released during a plane crash, kills the entire human population. The only survivors are scientists in Antarctica, who desperately try to find a cure and save ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Bo Svenson, Robert Culp, John Colicos
Hunter (1984–1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals.

Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan
Gold of the Amazon Women (TV Movie 1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

An adventurer searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain who is also after the treasure.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Bo Svenson, Anita Ekberg, Donald Pleasence
Insight I (1960–1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Martin Sheen, Brian Keith


Cast overview, first billed only:
Simpson Hemphill ...
Sandy McPeak ...
Lloyd Tatum
Logan Ramsey ...
The Boss
Clay Tanner ...
O.Q. Teal
David Adams ...
Robbie Teal
Michael Allen Honaker ...
Udell Teal
Vance Davis ...
Libby Boone ...
Pusser's Secretary (Joan)


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He's Not Goin' Down Without A Fight See more »


Action | Crime | Drama


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

31 August 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Walking Tall: The Final Chapter  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When the movie producer comes to the Pusser house to talk to Buford about making a movie, the old red 1968 Chevy truck that was used in the chase scene in Walking Tall (1973) can be seen. See more »


When Bufford walks into Club Three Deuces to the right above the juke box is a LP cover tacked on the wall of 'KISS Destroyer'from 1976. Bufford Pusser died on August 21, 1974, 'KISS Destroyer' was released March 15, 1976. Either the set dresser/prop person was a KISS fan or they had no idea it would be out of place and just used what they had. See more »


Buford Pusser: [to French about O.Q. Teal] I might add I've seen better looking behinds on a hog.
See more »


Followed by Walking Tall (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

In a nutshell about how the first film came to be.
22 May 2001 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Did any of the "Rocky" sequels truly match the first one? Of course not. This could be said of this The Final Chapter and Walking Tall Part Two as well. A substantial portion of this picture is about how Buford Pusser becomes nationally known as a result of the original film.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pauline Pusser (Mystery Women) kinnikuman12195-116-353308
Discuss Final Chapter: Walking Tall (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: