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Final Chapter: Walking Tall (1977)

Buford Pusser's last days as Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee in 1970 and his subsequent death in 1974.

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Jack Starrett

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Svenson ... Buford Pusser
Lurene Tuttle ... Grandma Pusser
Forrest Tucker ... Grandpa Pusser
Leif Garrett ... Mike Pusser
Dawn Lyn ... Dwana Pusser
Simpson Hemphill Simpson Hemphill ... Brownard
Sandy McPeak ... Lloyd Tatum
Logan Ramsey ... John Witter
Morgan Woodward ... The Boss
Clay Tanner Clay Tanner ... O.Q. Teal
Bruce Glover ... Deputy Grady
David Adams David Adams ... Robbie Teal
Michael Allen Honaker Michael Allen Honaker ... Udell Teal
Vance Davis ... Aaron
Libby Boone Libby Boone ... Pusser's Secretary (Joan)
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Storyline

This is the story of Buford Pusser's final days, not only of his life but also as Sheriff. It seems that times are changing and the people of Pusser's town, who once adored him are now fearing him and feel like it's time to make a change. And there are also some officials who feel the same way and are using every means to get rid of Pusser. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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In Walking Tall Parts I & II, we told the story of Buford Pusser, a big man with a big stick who stood up and did what he had to do. He showed all of America how to walk tall, and they called him a hero for it. Now, see what America does to her heroes. See more »

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walking Tall: The Final Chapter See more »

Filming Locations:

Madison County, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Bing Crosby Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The previous entry had been suitably watered down not to secure an R rating. This final sequel redresses that by returning the series to its more violent roots. See more »

Goofs

Cables used to "knock" the barn down can be seen to the left. See more »

Quotes

Buford Pusser: When did they let you out of prison, O.Q.?
O.Q. Teal: I don't think that's any of your business, sheriff!... Oh, cause you ain't the sheriff anymore.
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Connections

Followed by A Real American Hero (1978) See more »

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Stick with the original.
9 August 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

You don't have to agree with its message to enjoy the first "Walking Tall". Certainly not as violent as the "Dirty Harry" pictures, but just as unsubtle, it was a powerful movie with a totally convincing, appropriately square performance by Joe Don Baker.

The first sequel, in which Baker was replaced by Bo Svenson, was a boring, by-the-numbers follow-up, with none of the force of the original.

The second sequel is even worse; talky and drab, it exploits (in an almost cannibalistic way) the first movie by lifting and recreating the most famous sequences from it. There are a few good moments (when Pusser picks up his trusty bat), but they are very scarce.


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