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Writers:
Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
31 August 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
"Buford Pusser... Now there was a man!" See more »
Plot:
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 »
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The Walking Tall Trilogy Review
 (From FilmJunk. 22 June 2012, 7:08 AM, PDT)

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Not enough story to justify a movie See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (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. 
 
Art Direction by
Joseph M. Altadonna 
 
Costume Design by
Christine Zamiara 
 
Production Management
John Pommer .... vice president in charge of production (as John E. Pommer)
 
Stunts
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator
Russ McCubbin .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carl Pusser .... technical consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Walking Tall: The Final Chapter" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
112 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Not the first time that a character in a biopic has a meta moment where he watches himself in a screen adaptation of his life. Following the success of The Jolson Story (1946), the sequel Jolson Sings Again (1949) included a plot thread where Al Jolson is involved with a Hollywood biopic about him. Similarly, in the Doris Day comedy spy caper Caprice (1967), Day's character goes to the cinema to watch a film called Caprice (1967) starring Doris Day.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Cables used to "knock" the barn down can be seen to the left.See more »
Quotes:
Buford Pusser:I keep telling people 'Don't call me anymore, I'm not the sheriff'.See more »

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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Not enough story to justify a movie, 22 July 2000
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

They had pretty much run out of story by the end of the second film, so making a movie with what was left was kind of redundant. Yet they somehow manage to stretch what was left to an unbelievable length (116 minutes), a lot of which is made of endless and unnecessary footage of people walking from one place to another. A competent editor would have been able to prune not only this filler, but a lot of scenes that don't do anything to the plot, or start subplots that go nowhere.

There was promise in the sequence when Pusser sells his life story to the big screen (including when Pusser tells why he is reluctant to do so) but they don't spend much time in this sequence.

If you don't care about this, and just want to see Pusser swing his bat at heads, you should know there isn't much of that this time around. Most of the movie is just people talking, and it's not interesting talk. If you know what happened to Pusser, then there's no reason for you to see this movie.

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