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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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$56,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$45,860,039 (USA) (28 May 2004)
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The film takes place in Kitsap County, Washington. The Kitsap Penninsula is across Puget sound from Seattle, and is home to both the Bremerton Naval Shipyards and the Bangor Submarine Base. A large part of the population are military personnel, and unlike in the movie, the area has a very low crime rate. The film was set in Kitsap County but was filmed in Squamish BC. Opening scene was filmed on the Bowen Island ferry to Horseshoe Bay See more »

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When Ray is arresting the casino security guard against the truck, Ray asks him to put his hands down and on the close-up you can see the guy putting his hands down, but on the next shot he still has the hands on the truck and puts them down again. See more »

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Burke: [to Ray] You stabbed me with a potato peeler!
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Opening statement: Inspired By A True Story See more »

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References Jackass: The Movie (2002) See more »

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The Ant & The Ardvaark
Performed by Doug Goodwin (as Charles Douglas Goodwin)
Courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Music, Inc.
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Plays the revenge scenario right!!!
5 July 2005 | by (Nelson, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

What makes Walking Tall such a good movie, in my opinion, is that you really want The Rock to beat the bad guys. Obviously, in these type of movies the good guys always have to win, so it's really important that the director make sure the good guys come out looking much better than the bad guys so that when the good guys win, the audience is satisfied. This movie does that perfectly having The Rock have something extremely cowardly done to him near the beginning of the film. Johnny Knoxville adds a lot to this movie as well with some good humor. Overall it's just good entertainment the whole time.

So check this out some time because it's a prime example of how a slightly more adult feel-good movie should be done.


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