Walking Tall 1973

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Walking Tall ★★½ 1973 (R)

A Tennessee sheriff takes a stand against syndicate-run gambling and his wife is murdered in response. Ultra-violent crime saga wowed the movie going public and spawned several sequels and a TV series. Based on the true story of folk-hero Buford Pusser, admirably rendered by Baker. 126m/C VHS, DVD . Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Noah Beery Jr., Gene Evans, Rosemary Murphy, Felton Perry; D: Phil Karlson; W: Mort Briskin; C: Jack Marta; M: Walter Scharf.