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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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 Final Chapter: Walking Tall (1977) See more »

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Walking Tall
Music by Edd Kalehoff
Lyrics by Victor Sonder
Performed by Brad Mercer
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19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have studied the real life of Buford Pusser. Shy of making it yet to McNairy County, I have all the books on him that I know of, and that provide true facts. I also own the movies and recently bought the TV series on DVD.

The movies were entertaining however, according to the biographies, some of the facts were switched around and parts were added to the movies. The disclosure at the end allows Bing Crosby Production to do this. Comparing the movies to the TV series, I have to agree with Paul-308. Though it was the actor, Mr. Svenson, and the name was them same the feeling watching the series was not the same. The series is entertaining but it just didn't seem like "Walking Tall." They changed the county name to McNeal instead of McNairy. (That in itself I don't understand.) Then the modern cars? I noticed that they changed the type of rotary lights on the cruisers in the series from what sheriff Pusser and Movies actually had. (trivial I know.) Sheriff Pusser made his mark in history as a law enforcement official. He later lost his life (in my opinion because of it.) I think it would be more meaningful to people if he were honored for this by staying with the facts.

I apologize if I have offended anyone with what I have said.


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