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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
Lurene Tuttle ... Grandma
Forrest Tucker ... Carl
Leif Garrett ... Mike
Dawn Lyn ... Dwana
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 ... Grady Coker
David Adams David Adams ... Robbie
Michael Allen Honaker Michael Allen Honaker ... Udell Teal
Vance Davis ... Aaron
Libby Boone Libby Boone ... 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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While the courts free the guilty...Buford Pusser protects the innocent. And there is only one way to stop him. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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It was Part 2 and not this installment that the real life Sheriff Pusser would have portrayed himself, as he was killed in the car accident in 1974. See more »

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

Quotes

Martin French: [Buford had the kids that stole his car chained up] You never stopped to learn the first thing about civil rights have you, Pusser?
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Not enough story to justify a movie
22 July 2000 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

They had pretty much run out of story by the end of the second film, so making a movie with what was left was kind of redundant. Yet they somehow manage to stretch what was left to an unbelievable length (116 minutes), a lot of which is made of endless and unnecessary footage of people walking from one place to another. A competent editor would have been able to prune not only this filler, but a lot of scenes that don't do anything to the plot, or start subplots that go nowhere.

There was promise in the sequence when Pusser sells his life story to the big screen (including when Pusser tells why he is reluctant to do so) but they don't spend much time in this sequence.

If you don't care about this, and just want to see Pusser swing his bat at heads, you should know there isn't much of that this time around. Most of the movie is just people talking, and it's not interesting talk. If you know what happened to Pusser, then there's no reason for you to see this movie.


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