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Walking Tall 

Sheriff Buford Pusser maintains law and order in McNeal County, Tennessee, with the help of his loving family, loyal staff, and a large club he calls his "pacifier".
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Complete series cast summary:
Bo Svenson ...  Sheriff Buford Pusser 7 episodes, 1981
Walter Barnes ...  Carl Pusser 7 episodes, 1981
Harold Sylvester ...  Deputy Aaron Fairfax 7 episodes, 1981
Courtney Pledger Courtney Pledger ...  Deputy Joan Litton 7 episodes, 1981
Jeff Lester ...  Deputy Grady Spooner 7 episodes, 1981
Heather McAdam ...  Dwana Pusser 7 episodes, 1981
Rad Daly ...  Michael Pusser 7 episodes, 1981
Ivan Bonar ...  Judge Hines 2 episodes, 1981
John Christy Ewing John Christy Ewing ...  District Attorney Owens 2 episodes, 1981
Macon McCalman ...  Doc Spencer 2 episodes, 1981
Marland Proctor ...  Deputy Wiley 2 episodes, 1981
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Storyline

Buford Pusser is the big, brawling sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee. He uses a 4-foot club to enforce the law and is hated by the local criminals. His wife Pauline was killed in an assassination attempt on Buford; he must now raise his two children, Michael and Dwana, with the help of his father Carl while chasing the criminals. Written by shmv

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tennessee | police | See All (2) »

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Action | Crime | Drama

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At the end of the seventh and last episode, Pussar's famous stick breaks. He's left standing with the broken-off handle in his hand. The reason it broke was because Buford threw it into a helicopter rotor blade. See more »

Connections

Follows Walking Tall (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Walking Tall
Music by Edd Kalehoff
Lyrics by Victor Sonder
Performed by Brad Mercer
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Okay, but not much here that stands out
6 March 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I never imagined that this short-lived and little-seen television series would be resurrected, but thanks to the remake of the "Walking Tall" movie, this series has been released on DVD. There's not much here to make this series stand out from other police shows from the '70s or '80s - the plots are pretty predictable and familiar. The main character's way of enforcing the law does sometimes become a little uncomfortable as he does stuff like using his club to smash things (or people) and other personal techniques to enforce HIS law. On the other hand, the series does showcase a surprising amount of talent for guest stars, from familiar faces (like Chuck Connors and L.Q. Jones) to people who later became famous (like Eric Stoltz and Robert Englund). And I can't say that any of the episodes that I watched were BORING. Predictable, yes, but executed in a brisk manner that keeps your interest up. In fact, there's something comforting about a series like this where the bad guys are really bad and always get punished in the end by the hero. Worth a look during a slow weekend.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uno sceriffo contro tutti See more »

Filming Locations:

Newhall, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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