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Release Date:
31 August 1977 (USA) See more »
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"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
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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)
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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 
 
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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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:
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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He's not going down without a fight. The Final Chapter Walking Tall., 18 January 2014
Author: bluesman-20 from Canada

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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