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Release Date:
31 August 1977 (USA) See more »
"Buford Pusser... Now there was a man!" See more »
This is the story of Buford Pusser's final days, not only of his life but also as Sheriff. It seems... See more » | Full synopsis »
The Walking Tall Trilogy Review
 (From FilmJunk. 22 June 2012, 7:08 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Bo Svenson ... Buford Pusser

Lurene Tuttle ... Grandma Pusser

Forrest Tucker ... Grandpa Pusser

Leif Garrett ... Mike Pusser

Dawn Lyn ... Dwana Pusser
Simpson Hemphill ... Brownard
Sandy McPeak ... Lloyd Tatum
Logan Ramsey ... John Witter

Morgan Woodward ... The Boss
Clay Tanner ... O.Q. Teal

Bruce Glover ... Deputy Grady
David Adams ... Robbie Teal
Michael Allen Honaker ... Udell Teal
Vance Davis ... Aaron
Libby Boone ... Pusser's Secretary (Joan)

Margaret Blye ... Luan Paxton
Taylor Lacher ... Martin French
David Leonard ... Avery
Michael Tucker ... Marv
Stephen White ... Jud
Lecile Harris ... Sheriff Clegg
Wanda Wilson ... Betty

H.B. Haggerty ... Bulow
Robert Phillips ... Johnny
Ida Lee Powell ... Mrs. Watley
Joseph Woodward Jr. ... Mr. Brooks (as Joe Woodward)
R.D. Smith ... New Sheriff
John Malloy ... Mel Bascomb
Fred Cook ... Ken Eckworth
Le Roi Henderson ... Tom Harper
Tugar Howard ... Chaperone
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David W. Harper ... Driver of the stolen sherrifs car (uncredited)

Chris Ladd ... Newspaper Photographer (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Starrett 
Writing credits
Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay) and
Samuel A. Peeples (screenplay)

Howard B. Kreitsek (story)

Produced by
Charles A. Pratt .... producer
Original Music by
Walter Scharf 
Cinematography by
Robert B. Hauser 
Film Editing by
Houseley Stevenson Jr.  (as Houseley Stevenson)
Casting by
Irving Lande 
Art Direction by
Joseph M. Altadonna 
Costume Design by
Christine Zamiara 
Makeup Department
Jack Obringer .... makeup artist
Joan Phillips .... hair stylist
Production Management
Floyd Joyer .... unit production manager
John Pommer .... executive in charge of production (as John E. Pommer)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Olsen .... first assistant director
Bart Roe .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sam Moore .... props
Mickey Woods .... construction coordinator
Kenneth Crawford .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Leo Gentry .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Joseph Karas .... propmaker gang boss (uncredited)
V.R. Bud Shelton .... second property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
James J. Klinger .... sound editor
Robert J. Miller .... production sound mixer (as Robert Miller)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)
Special Effects by
Howard Jensen .... special effects
Paul Stewart .... special effects (uncredited)
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator
Russ McCubbin .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Coe .... still photographer
Robert West Sr. .... key grip (as Robert West)
Jack Wilson .... chief electrician
William Beard Sr. .... second grip (uncredited)
Roger Blauvelt .... best boy (uncredited)
Tom Kerschner .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill King .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Lou Noto .... assistant camera: Chicago (uncredited)
Vincent Saizis .... camera operator: Chicago (uncredited)
Ken Schmehr .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Michael St. Hilaire .... camera operator (uncredited)
Don Whipple .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Murphy Wiltz .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Peter E. Berger .... assistant editor
Music Department
John Mick .... music editor
John Norman .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Wayne Roberts .... transportation captain
Vic Akopian .... driver (uncredited)
Bobby Jo Cawley .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
James D. D'Amico .... driver (uncredited)
Russ Meadows .... driver (uncredited)
Walt Miller .... driver (uncredited)
Eddie Lee Voelker .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Sean Kevin Fitzpatrick .... production executive
Hazel W. Hall .... script supervisor (as Hazel Hall)
Ted Langwell .... location auditor
Phill Norman .... title designer
Carl Pusser .... technical consultant
John Howard Pusser .... technical consultant
Connie Bixler .... travel coordinator (uncredited)
Jack Casey .... publicist (uncredited)
Shirley Deckert .... teacher (uncredited)
Shirley Deckert .... welfare worker (uncredited)
Beve Dowlen .... secretary (uncredited)
John Fasana .... first aid (uncredited)
Maury Foladare .... publicist (uncredited)
Art 'Klondike' Jones .... craft service (uncredited)
Lynn Shatto .... secretary (uncredited)
Marjorie Thomson .... secretary (uncredited)
Jean Weyand .... secretary (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Walking Tall: The Final Chapter" - USA (alternative title)
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112 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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 »
Crew or equipment visible: Cables used to "knock" the barn down can be seen to the left.See more »
Martin French:Do the words "cruel and unusual punishment" mean anything to you?
Buford Pusser:Damn right they do!... Why don't you explain those words to O.Q. Teal's little boy?
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In a nutshell about how the first film came to be., 22 May 2001
Author: yenlo from Auburn, Me

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.

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