Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
After eight years serving the U.S. Army Special Forces, Sergeant Chris Vaughn returns to his hometown seeking for a job in the local mill. He is informed by Sheriff Stan Watkins that the mill was closed three years ago and now the Wild Cherry Casino, owned by his former high school friend Jay Hamilton, is the major source of jobs and income to the town. Chris goes home, and meets his best-friend Ray Templeton, who organized a football game with their friends. After the game, Jay invites Chris and his friends to spend the night in his casino on him, but when Chris finds that the casino crabs dealer is cheating with loaded dice, he fights against the security men and is almost killed by them. When his nephew Pete overdosed on crystal meth sold by the security men at the casino, Chris realizes that the town is dominated by the mobsters and the corrupt sheriff and with a huge piece of wood, he breaks the casino and the criminals. He is prosecuted and in the trial, he promises to the jury ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When Deni and Chris are in the police station shoot out, Deni continues to shoot when the gun is out of ammo and the gun makes a clicking sound and the slide is closed. The gun is a Glock and the slide opens and stays open when the last shot is fired for easy reload, and when the slide is open you can no longer pull the trigger to make a clicking sound. See more »
[speaking to the jury]
I don't deny anything that was said here today.
Judge L. Powell:
Does that mean you're changing your plea to guilty?
I'm not guilty of anything... except standing up for myself when the law wouldn't.
Objection. He's trying to introduce prior events, Your Honor.
Judge L. Powell:
Sustained. Mr. Vaughn, stay on point.
[continues to address the jury]
I grew up in this town. People used to walk tall in this town. They wouldn't have traded the mill for a crooked casino.
Judge L. Powell:
Mr. Vaughn, we're not here to listen to ...
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Opening statement: Inspired By A True Story See more »
The DVD includes deleted scenes and an alternate ending. See more »
Crashin' a Party
(Main w/out Rap)
Written by Lumidee (as Lumidee Cedeno), Teddy Mendez, Edwin Perez, N.O.R.E. (as Victor Santiago)
Performed by Lumidee
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
What makes Walking Tall such a good movie, in my opinion, is that you really want The Rock to beat the bad guys. Obviously, in these type of movies the good guys always have to win, so it's really important that the director make sure the good guys come out looking much better than the bad guys so that when the good guys win, the audience is satisfied. This movie does that perfectly having The Rock have something extremely cowardly done to him near the beginning of the film. Johnny Knoxville adds a lot to this movie as well with some good humor. Overall it's just good entertainment the whole time.
So check this out some time because it's a prime example of how a slightly more adult feel-good movie should be done.
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