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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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He's Not Goin' Down Without A Fight 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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Not the first time that a character in a biopic has a meta moment where he watches himself in a screen adaptation of his life. Following the success of The Jolson Story (1946), the sequel Jolson Sings Again (1949) included a plot thread where Al Jolson is involved with a Hollywood biopic about him. Similarly, in the Doris Day comedy spy caper Caprice (1967), Day's character goes to the cinema to watch a film called Caprice (1967) starring Doris Day. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, where Buford is recollecting the ambush, when he brings the car to a stop, he gets out and runs around the front of the car, and pulls his wife out from the passengers side. In the original movie, He climbed over his wife, got out from the passengers side, and pulled her out of the car. See more »

Quotes

Robbie Teal: Are you going to send me to jail, Sheriff?
Buford Pusser: No son, I'm not
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Connections

Followed by Walking Tall (1981) See more »

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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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