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Walking Tall (2004)

 -  Action | Crime  -  2 April 2004 (USA)
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A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.

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Sheriff Stan Watkins
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Chris Vaughn (as The Rock)
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Deni
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Chris Vaughn Sr.
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Connie Vaughn
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Michelle Vaughn
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Pete Vaughn
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Jimmy
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Keith
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Deputy Ralston
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Travis
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After eight years serving the U.S. Army Special Forces, Sergeant Chris Vaughn returns to his hometown seeking for a job in the local mill. He is informed by Sheriff Stan Watkins that the mill was closed six months ago and now the Wild Cherry Casino, owned by his former high school friend Jay Hamilton, is the major source of jobs and income to the town. Chris goes home, and meets his best-friend Ray Templeton, who organized a football game with their friends. After the game, Jay invites Chris and his friends to spend the night in his casino on him, but when Chris finds that the casino stick-man is cheating with the dices, he fights against the security men and is almost killed by them. When his nephew Pete has an OD with amphetamines sold by the security men of the casino, Chris realizes that the town is dominated by the mobsters and the corrupt sheriff and with a huge piece of wood, he breaks the casino and the criminals. He is prosecuted and in the trial, he promises to the jury and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One man will stand up for what's right.

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Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, sexual content, drug material and language | See all certifications »

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2 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Con la frente en alto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$56,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$739,459 (Australia) (13 August 2004)

Gross:

$1,350,314 (Australia) (20 August 2004)
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Dwayne Johnson's stunt double in this movie was his cousin Tanoai Reed. See more »

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When Chris takes the mail, he closes the mailbox. In the following close-up shot of him, the mailbox is open. See more »

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Jay Hamilton: You know what my new favorite sound is going to be? The sound of you screaming like a bitch!
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The closing credits begin with a dedication to Buford Pusser, on whom the story is based. See more »

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Crashin' a Party
(Main w/out Rap)
Written by Lumidee (as Lumidee Cedeno), Teddy Mendez, Edwin Perez, Noreaga (as Victor Santiago)
Performed by Lumidee
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Speak Softly But Carry a Big Stick. Only Don't Speak That Much, We're Pressed For Time.

Walking Tall (2004) - Starring The Rock and Johnny Knoxville - Written By David Klass, Channing Gibson, David Levien, and Brian Koppelman - Based on the 1973 Screenplay By Mort Briskin - Directed by Kevin Bray - MPAA Rating: PG-13 - 5/10

Why it was necessary to make a film like this so short, I have no idea. Walking Tall could have been, SHOULD have been much better than it was. I was especially worried when in the beginning credits, "WWE Films" was given company credit. Since when does WWE have a film division? Whatever. I didn't let that bother me too much until I saw the film itself. It was just a bunch of fight scenes strung together. Any storyline thrown in there was only thrown in to justify a fight scene. In fact, it was just LIKE watching the WWE. No disrespect intended towards the WWE, I myself have a soft spot for sports entertainment. But it has no place on the silver screen. Considering what this film was based on, it could have done so much more. The Rock was a good casting decision, it had some fun and witty lines, and that kept Walking Tall from being a total waste of money. But in the end, it was too short, and I expected much more from it.

Smitty's evaluation: 5/10 - Worth a rental.


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