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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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Jack Starrett

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Howard B. Kreitsek (screenplay), Samuel A. Peeples (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Svenson ... Buford
Lurene Tuttle ... Grandma
Forrest Tucker ... Carl
Leif Garrett ... Mike
Dawn Lyn ... Dwana
Simpson Hemphill Simpson Hemphill ... Brownard
Sandy McPeak ... Lloyd Tatum
Logan Ramsey ... John Witter
Morgan Woodward ... The Boss
Clay Tanner Clay Tanner ... O.Q. Teal
Bruce Glover ... Grady Coker
David Adams David Adams ... Robbie
Michael Allen Honaker Michael Allen Honaker ... Udell Teal
Vance Davis ... Aaron
Libby Boone Libby Boone ... Joan
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Storyline

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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While the courts free the guilty...Buford Pusser protects the innocent. And there is only one way to stop him. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walking Tall: The Final Chapter See more »

Filming Locations:

Madison County, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Leif Garret and his sister Dawn Lyn play the Pusser children in all 3 Walking Tall films. In The Final Chapter they show the filming of the first Walking Tall. Either someone didn't' do research or realize that this was a goof. See more »

Quotes

O.Q. Teal: [as Buford hits him with a switch on the backside] This ain't manly, Pusser!
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Connections

Followed by A Real American Hero (1978) See more »

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Stick with the original.
9 August 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

You don't have to agree with its message to enjoy the first "Walking Tall". Certainly not as violent as the "Dirty Harry" pictures, but just as unsubtle, it was a powerful movie with a totally convincing, appropriately square performance by Joe Don Baker.

The first sequel, in which Baker was replaced by Bo Svenson, was a boring, by-the-numbers follow-up, with none of the force of the original.

The second sequel is even worse; talky and drab, it exploits (in an almost cannibalistic way) the first movie by lifting and recreating the most famous sequences from it. There are a few good moments (when Pusser picks up his trusty bat), but they are very scarce.


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