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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Buford Pusser
... Grandma Pusser
... Grandpa Pusser
... Mike Pusser
... Dwana Pusser
Simpson Hemphill ... Brownard
... Lloyd Tatum
... John Witter
... The Boss
Clay Tanner ... O.Q. Teal
... Deputy Grady
David Adams ... Robbie Teal
Michael Allen Honaker ... Udell Teal
... Aaron
Libby Boone ... Pusser's Secretary (Joan)
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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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31 August 1977 (USA)  »

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Walking Tall: The Final Chapter  »

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Premiered in theaters in the U.S. on August 10, 1977. See more »

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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 »

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Bulow: [Buford walk into the 3 Deuces Bar] I'll be goddamned!... If it isn't Buford Pussy?
Buford Pusser: Buford who?
Bulow: Pussy.
Buford Pusser: Ya know... You got some trouble with one of them words,
Bulow: I've had trouble with those words...
[takes out false teeth]
Bulow: ...ever since you smashed me in the mouth with that tree trunk you used to carry around with you.
Buford Pusser: I still got it.
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Not enough story to justify a movie
22 July 2000 | by See 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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