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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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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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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  »

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 »

Goofs

During the traffic stop with the silver sports car, Chris asks Jay for license & registration. Jay hands it to him with right hand, holds onto them momentarily, then the next camera angle, he is seen giving them to Chris with his left hand. See more »

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Burke: [to Ray] You stabbed me with a potato peeler!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Remake of Walking Tall (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree
Written by L. Russell Brown & Irwin Levine
Performed by Tony Orlando & Dawn
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under License from BMG Film & TV Music
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Finally a GREAT Movie from the Rock
28 March 2004 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

This movie will be the one that puts the Rock on the map! He was able to show emotion, his humor, his BODY and his ability to work well with others. Johnny Knoxville was great. He had so many key moments in the movie, I think he might be the scene stealer. In a time when we see our kid's heroes reaching for guns, I am proud to see one taking care of business with a big stick! Also, first time that I can remember seeing a biracial actor actually paired with parents of those two races. The casting of his parents, sister, and nephew was a testament to the fact that this movie strove to be as well crafted as it was! People were clapping in the movie, and cheering at all the right moments. It is great to see the Rock in such a well scripted, well shot movie!


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