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Walking Tall (2004)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Stan Watkins
Chris Vaughn (as The Rock)
Chris Vaughn Sr.
Connie Vaughn
Michelle Vaughn
Pete Vaughn
Deputy Ralston


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 three years 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 crabs dealer is cheating with loaded dice, he fights against the security men and is almost killed by them. When his nephew Pete overdosed on crystal meth sold by the security men at 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 ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One man will stand up for what's right.


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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Release Date:

2 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Con la frente en alto  »

Box Office


$56,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,501,114 (USA) (2 April 2004)


$1,350,314 (Australia) (20 August 2004)

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2.35 : 1
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DVD includes deleted scenes and an alternate ending. See more »


When Deni and Chris are in the police station shoot out, Deni continues to shoot when the gun is out of ammo and the gun makes a clicking sound and the slide is closed. The gun is a Glock and the slide opens and stays open when the last shot is fired for easy reload, and when the slide is open you can no longer pull the trigger to make a clicking sound. See more »


Chris Vaughn: [speaking to the jury] I don't deny anything that was said here today.
Judge L. Powell: Does that mean you're changing your plea to guilty?
Chris Vaughn: I'm not guilty of anything... except standing up for myself when the law wouldn't.
County Prosecutor: Objection. He's trying to introduce prior events, Your Honor.
Judge L. Powell: Sustained. Mr. Vaughn, stay on point.
Chris Vaughn: [continues to address the jury] 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.
Judge L. Powell: Mr. Vaughn, we're not here to listen to ...
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Opening statement: Inspired By A True Story See more »


References Jackass: The Movie (2002) See more »


The Ant & The Ardvaark
Performed by Doug Goodwin (as Charles Douglas Goodwin)
Courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Music, Inc.
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So? It's short. I know that. :)
6 December 2004 | by (Cedar Falls, IA) – See all my reviews

The key note here is inspired by a true story. Not based. So who knows whats true and whats not. I doubt Meth was a big time operation in the early 70's or whenever this was based. But nevermind that, this was a fun movie. Yes it's rushed, yes it's 75 minutes long. Yes there is indeed 11 minutes worth of credits. O_O

But if you wanna see a good Dwayne Johnson movie, this is certainly better than the other movies he's done so far.

The acting isn't too bad and good IL Johnny Knoxville continue's to have a lot of fun. He's growing on me. the sheriff's girlfriend seems to be a dead ringer (at least for the movie) to Britney Spears. Although just like Spears, her acting abilities are much in doubt. Dwayne's a good actor. Hey he's a wrestler, and he's had a lot of practice in that area. Wrestling is all about acting. ;)


Quality: 5/10 Entertainment: 10/10 Replayable: 10/10

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