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Walking Tall: The Payback (2007)

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A man goes back to his hometown that is now overrun with crime and single-handedly takes justice into his own hands.

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Tripp Reed

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Brian Strasmann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Sorbo ... Nick Prescott
Richard Dillard Richard Dillard ... Charlie Prescott
Gail Cronauer ... Emma Prescott
Dell Johnson Dell Johnson ... Hap Worrell
A.J. Buckley ... Harvey Morris
Bentley Mitchum Bentley Mitchum ... Walter Morris
Yvette Nipar ... Agent Kate Jensen
Haley Ramm ... Samantha Jensen
Jenny Shakeshaft ... Crystal Martin (as Jennifer Sipes)
Todd Terry ... Lou Dowdy
Jerry Cotton Jerry Cotton ... Traxell Byrne
John S. Davies ... Det. Pete Michaels
Richard Nance Richard Nance ... Frank Boggs
Marc Macaulay ... Herb Sherman
Brad Leland ... Mitch
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Storyline

A sequel to the hit film Walking Tall. Nick returns to his hometown after his father, the town's sheriff, dies in a suspicious car accident. He soon discovers that the quiet community he grew up in is now overrun with crime, drugs and violence and is left with no choice but to take justice into his own hands. Written by koemanlee

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Rated R for violence including a rape scene, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walking Tall: The Payback See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Walter goes back to Harvey's trailer to explain what he found at Otis' gas station, Herb mentions that the second victim Nate wore false teeth. Later on when Nick and Hap go to investigate further, Hap picks up a set of scorched dentures. See more »

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At one point, near the beginning of the movie, there is a very short outside view of a building. The movie labels it as the "Texas Police Department", but pausing the movie or looking closely you can see that above the the door, to the right of the garage exit, it says "L A P D" in big, white lettering. It looks like the scene was taken from another movie, "Blue Streak", with Martin Lawrence. See more »

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Follows Walking Tall (2004) See more »

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Back to the roots
23 March 2007 | by roman8See all my reviews

Awesome, wonderful movie, finally showing that yes, the US film industry still knows how to make them. And demonstrating clearly that good movies are not made with big budgets, big names or big egos - they're made with good actors and brains.

The movie picks up all you expect from the genre, while sidestepping just about every cliché-trap by turning almost all scenes into surprising, amazingly well-written, well-played and well-shot little jewels that somehow still go well together to form a perfect necklace. It allows itself to start at a slow pace, taking its time to develop the setting, plot and characters, picking up speed as it moves along into a quite furious show-down.

If you're into country-music - the soundtrack is also quite worth while.

And the actors: from Sorbo's compellingly commanding performance, proving that he can carry just about every part he accepts with amazing ease - making it his own in the very first minute he appears on screen, AJ Buckley's scary and realistic portray of the villain, Yvette Nipar's reserved charm and down to Mitchum's weak run-along and David Frey's annoying and really bad 'bad boy', they all deliver a superb job indeed.

If you like the old 'High Noon'-like western style, if you're missing Eastwood's spaghetti-heroes, if you enjoy a classical, well-told tale, if you have lately experienced nostalgia for Steven Spielberg's 'Duell'... this is the movie to see.


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