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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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Stick with the original. 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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Trivia:
The previous entry had been suitably watered down not to secure an R rating. This final sequel redresses that by returning the series to its more violent roots.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 »
Quotes:
Buford Pusser:[opening narration] I had to stand up for myself alone, and you saw what they did to me... Until all men can stand up for what they believe in, THE SAME DAMN THING CAN HAPPEN TO ANY ONE OF YOU!See more »

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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Stick with the original., 9 August 2002
Author: gridoon

You don't have to agree with its message to enjoy the first "Walking Tall". Certainly not as violent as the "Dirty Harry" pictures, but just as unsubtle, it was a powerful movie with a totally convincing, appropriately square performance by Joe Don Baker.

The first sequel, in which Baker was replaced by Bo Svenson, was a boring, by-the-numbers follow-up, with none of the force of the original.

The second sequel is even worse; talky and drab, it exploits (in an almost cannibalistic way) the first movie by lifting and recreating the most famous sequences from it. There are a few good moments (when Pusser picks up his trusty bat), but they are very scarce.

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