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Walking Tall (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime | 2 April 2004 (USA)
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 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

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One man will stand up for what's right.

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Action | Crime

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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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Con la frente en alto  »

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$56,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,501,114 (USA) (4 April 2004)

Gross:

$45,860,039 (USA) (30 May 2004)
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Trivia

Director Kevin Bray wanted to update the "Pusser stick" by making it a baseball bat instead of a piece of wood but there were objections, so the compromise was to just add a handle. See more »

Goofs

When Ray fights the goons in Chris' house a cameraman is visible in the reflection on a cupboard. See more »

Quotes

[Chris throws a 2x4 through a window, shattering it. Chris is standing behind it]
Jay Hamilton: I guess that changes our relationship a bit, huh?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits begin with a dedication to Buford Pusser, who the story is based on. See more »

Connections

Followed by Walking Tall: The Payback (2007) 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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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. ;)

7/10

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


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