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Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
31 August 1977 (USA) See more »
"Buford Pusser... Now there was a man!" See more »
Buford Pusser's last days as Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee in 1970 and his subsequent death in 1974. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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 »
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Did You Know?

Premiered in theaters in the U.S. on August 10, 1977.See more »
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 »
O.Q. Teal:You're a bastard, Pusser!See more »


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2 out of 7 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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