Walking Tall

Walking Tall

Director: Phil Karlson Cast: Ed Call, Gene Lebell, Leif Garrett
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Walking Tall

A runaway box-office hit to the tune of 17 million dollars, Walking Tall is the unabashedly manipulative story of real-life Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser. As played by Joe Don Baker, Pusser can either be regarded as a tireless champion of justice or a baseball-bat-wielding hooligan. But with some of the most scurrilous villains this side of a Republic serial as the main targets of Pusser's wrath, the audience cannot help but applaud the sheriff's strongarm methods. When the town baddies seek vengeance by killing Pusser's wife (Elizabeth Hartman), the you-know-what really hits the fan! Never resorting to subtlety, Walking Tall was such a winner that it spawned two sequels, a made-for-television movie, and a weekly TV series -- none of which were enjoyed by the real Buford Pusser, who had long since died under questionable circumstances. At the time of the film's theatrical release, the MPAA rating system was comparatively new, so the studio launched an ad campaign aimed at parents, letting them know that the R-rated Walking Tall contained violence and not sex, and therefore was good family entertainment.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2007
UPC: 0097360609721
Original Release: 1973
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:04:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ed Call Lutie McVeigh
Gene Lebell Bouncer
Leif Garrett Mike Pusser
Dawn Lyn Dwana Pusser
Lurene Tuttle Grandma Pusser
Joe Don Baker Buford Pusser
Elizabeth Hartman Pauline Pusser
Lynn Borden Margie Ann
Gil Perkins 1st Bouncer
Carey Loftin Dice Player
Don Keefer Dr. Lamar Stivers
Douglas Fowley Judge Clarke
Sam Laws Willie Rae Lockman
Kenneth Tobey Augie McCullah
Pepper Martin Zolan Dicks
Ted Jordan Virgil Button
Red West Sheriff Tanner
Logan Ramsey John Witter
Sidney Clute Sheldon Levine
John Myhers Lester Dickens
Russell Thorson Ferrin Meaks
Gene Evans Sheriff Al Thurman
Brenda Benet Luan Paxton
John Brascia Prentiss Parley
Bruce Glover Grady Coker
Arch Johnson Buel Jaggers
Felton Perry Obra Eaker, Deputy
Richard X. Slattery Arno Purdy
Rosemary Murphy Callie Hacker
Noah Beery Grandpa Carl Pusser

Technical Credits
Phil Karlson Director
Joe Altadonna Production Designer
Sass Bedig Special Effects
Don Black Songwriter
Ralph E. Black Asst. Director
Mort Briskin Producer,Screenwriter
Joel Briskin Producer
David Dockendorf Sound/Sound Designer
Phyllis Garr Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry Gerstad Editor
Andrew Gilmore Sound/Sound Designer
David Hall Asst. Director
Philip M. Jefferies Production Designer
Stan Jolley Production Designer
Carey Loftin Stunts
Jack A. Marta Cinematographer
Gil Perkins Stunts
Charles A. Pratt Executive Producer
Oscar Rodriguez Costumes/Costume Designer
Walter Scharf Score Composer
Jack H. Young Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Walking Tall
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20

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Walking Tall 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
mt review it was such a good movie, i loved it. i wish i had the tape' real good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is one scene in "Walking Tall" that always stands out with me---the scene where the criminals put Buford Pusser on trial for assaulting THEM. When Buford tries to explain that he was just defending himself, with the attorney using any trick he can to trick him, Buford stands up, tears off his shirt and reveals the scars that the criminals made when they slit his chest. The courtroom is horrified. The judge is telling Buford to put his shirt back on. But instead, Buford goes straight to the jury box and tells the jurors, "If you let 'em get away with doing this to me, you're giving 'em the same damn right to do it to every one of YOU!!!" Needless to say, it didn't take long for the jury to acquit Buford. A great scene.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One darn good Movie. That's why I searched for it online. One traditional movie about the good guy vs. the bad guy. Joe Don Baker was awesome in this movie. I know I wouldn't mess with him.