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 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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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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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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Runtime:

(7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Bo Svenson was the highest paid actor on TV at the time to reprise his role as Buford Pusser for the small screen. See more »

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Version of Walking Tall (2004) See more »

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Music by Edd Kalehoff
Lyrics by Victor Sonder
Performed by Brad Mercer
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Great fun! My prayers have been answered!
5 October 2006 | by lotsafunSee all my reviews

Watching WALKING TALL on TV was a blast back in the early 80's. It was unfortunate that they put it up against THE LOVE BOAT which at the time was a major hit. Saturday night TV belonged to ABC which had THE LOVE BOAT at 9 pm and FANTASY ISLAND at 10pm. NBC went up against those two juggernauts with WALKING TALL at 9pm and HILL STREET BLUES at 10pm. Both NBC shows took a beating. Then WALKING TALL was canceled. HILL STREET was moved to another night and became a hit. I missed WALKING TALL for years. TV just wasn't the same without the great Bo Svenson hitting punks upside their heads with a big stick. But my prayers have been answered! WALKING TALL has been released on DVD and I couldn't be happier! Give this one a look folks! Pick this series up, pop some corn, pop the DVD in your player, grab a cool beverage, and settle back and enjoy Bufford whoopin' the crap out of the bad guys! I especially enjoy the spectacle of Bufford Pusser hittin' white supremacists with a big stick! GREAT STUFF! WALKING TALL is classic 80's TV and a helluva lot of fun on DVD!


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