Walking Tall (1981– )

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Sheriff Buford Pusser maintains law and order in McNeal County, Tennessee with the help of his loving family, loyal staff and a large club he calls his "pacifier."

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Sheriff Buford Pusser (7 episodes, 1981)
Walter Barnes ...
 Carl Pusser (7 episodes, 1981)
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 Deputy Aaron Fairfax (7 episodes, 1981)
Courtney Pledger ...
 Deputy Joan Litton (7 episodes, 1981)
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 Deputy Grady Spooner (7 episodes, 1981)
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 Dwana Pusser (7 episodes, 1981)
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 Michael Pusser (7 episodes, 1981)
Ivan Bonar ...
 Judge Hines (2 episodes, 1981)
John Christy Ewing ...
 District Attorney Owens (2 episodes, 1981)
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 Doc Spencer (2 episodes, 1981)
Marland Proctor ...
 Deputy Wiley (2 episodes, 1981)
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Buford Pusser is the big, brawling sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee. He uses a 4-foot club to enforce the law and is hated by the local criminals. His wife Pauline was killed in an assassination attempt on Buford; he must now raise his two children, Michael and Dwana, with the help of his father Carl while chasing the criminals. Written by shmv

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Uno sceriffo contro tutti  »

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At the end of the seventh and last episode, Pussar's famous stick breaks. He's left standing with the broken-off handle in his hand. See more »

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Follows A Real American Hero (1978) See more »

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Walking Tall
Music by Edd Kalehoff
Lyrics by Victor Sonder
Performed by Brad Mercer
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A good show in its own right.
22 May 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed Walking Tall on Saturday nights on NBC. It had a straightforward theme song. It had a Sheriff who would defeat evil any way he could, usually with a club. It was fun to tear down old buildings while pretending you were Buford Pusser. The Sheriff had children but no wife. It was a good show in its own right, and probably should have done as well without the Pusser names. In one show, the Sheriff cracked down on angel dust/PCP makers. That show would have fit right in with the meth problem of today. One show featured a Catholic priest who wouldn't tell what he had heard about a crime in a confession because he had taken a vow not to.


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