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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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Rusty
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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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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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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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Trivia

At the beginning when Chris Vaughn asks the sheriff what happened to the former sheriff it is said that the guy was a great man but they found one day he had mysteriously skidded off a deserted road and died hitting a tree. This is a reference to how the real Buford Pusser died. See more »

Goofs

During the football scene as Chris' team is about to start the final play before the game is finished, Chris shouts out, "End zone 28", but, as the camera cuts to Chris, you can tell his mouth is not moving. See more »

Quotes

Chris Vaughn: I grew up in this town, people used to walk tall in this town, they wouldn't have traded the mill for a crooked casino and they wouldn't have stood around while drugs were being sold to kids.
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Opening statement: Inspired By A True Story See more »

Connections

Followed by Walking Tall: The Payback (2007) See more »

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She Loves Animals
Written by Robert Lippok, Ronald Lippok, Stefan Maria Schneider (as Stefan Schneider)
Performed by To Rococo Rot
Courtesy of Mute Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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HOLY CRAP!
12 May 2004 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to take up space critiquing every single thing in this movie All I am going to say is if you DON'T like people getting beaten to all hell with 2x4s and guns blazing and things getting shot up DON'T see this movie I for one enjoyed it immensely and will be first in line to purchase it once on DVD!!!

I have watched Dwayne Johnson's (The Rock) career for about 5 or 6 years now and can say 100% that his acting gets better with every film. Johnny Knoxville as a cop?? CLASSIC!!!! He has a good future in movies.

The movie as a whole is one kick ass ride no matter how long it is---it is a massive adrenaline rush from the first punch to the last smile. I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did.


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