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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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against moonshiners and a ruthless crime syndicate after the murder of his wife in late 1960's Tennessee.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Buford Pusser's last days as Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee in 1970 and his subsequent death in 1974.

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Stars: Bo Svenson, Lurene Tuttle, Forrest Tucker
Walking Tall (1973)
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Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Sheriff Buford Pusser (7 episodes, 1981)
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 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)
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 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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1.33 : 1
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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 »

Connections

Version of Walking Tall (2004) See more »

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Walking Tall
Music by Edd Kalehoff
Lyrics by Victor Sonder
Performed by Brad Mercer
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Great fun! My prayers have been answered!
5 October 2006 | by (Angel City) – See all my reviews

Watching WALKING TALL on TV was a blast back in the early 80's. It was unfortunate that they put it up against THE LOVE BOAT which at the time was a major hit. Saturday night TV belonged to ABC which had THE LOVE BOAT at 9 pm and FANTASY ISLAND at 10pm. NBC went up against those two juggernauts with WALKING TALL at 9pm and HILL STREET BLUES at 10pm. Both NBC shows took a beating. Then WALKING TALL was canceled. HILL STREET was moved to another night and became a hit. I missed WALKING TALL for years. TV just wasn't the same without the great Bo Svenson hitting punks upside their heads with a big stick. But my prayers have been answered! WALKING TALL has been released on DVD and I couldn't be happier! Give this one a look folks! Pick this series up, pop some corn, pop the DVD in your player, grab a cool beverage, and settle back and enjoy Bufford whoopin' the crap out of the bad guys! I especially enjoy the spectacle of Bufford Pusser hittin' white supremacists with a big stick! GREAT STUFF! WALKING TALL is classic 80's TV and a helluva lot of fun on DVD!


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