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The Gratuitous B-Movie Column: Walking Tall Part 2 and Walking Tall: Final Chapter

March 24, 2019 | Posted by Bryan Kristopowitz
Walking Tall Part 2

The Gratuitous B-Movie Column Issue #501: Walking Tall: Part 2 and Walking Tall: Final Chapter

The Walking Tall Marathon: Week 2

Hello, everyone, and welcome once again to the internets movie review column that has never met anyone in real life named Bo, The Gratuitous B-Movie Column, and I am your host Bryan Kristopowitz. In this issue, issue number five hundred and one, the Walking Tall Marathon continues with a look at the second and third installments of the franchise, both starring Bo Svenson, Walking Tall Part 2, which hit movie screens in late September of 1975, and Walking Tall: Final Chapter, which came out in late August 1977. It’s a Bo Svenson double feature!

Walking Tall Part 2


Walking Tall Part 2, also known as Part 2: Walking Tall, picks up a few months after the end of the first movie, with Sheriff Buford Pusser, now played by Bo Svenson, still in the hospital, recuperating from being shot in the face and all that. While he’s convalescing, several people in the county, including Pusser’s father Carl (Noah Beery, Jr.), are worried that Pusser might not run for sheriff again. There are some people that don’t want Pusser in office anymore, but not enough to vote him out. At the same time, they’re worried Pusser might resign because of what happened to his wife. If Pusser does leave, the Stateline Mafia might come roaring back into the county, something no one wants to see. Of course, they all could have gone to the hospital and talked with Pusser themselves to see what he wants to do, but for whatever reason none of them do that. If they had, they would have found out that Pusser had no intention of quitting. When Pusser’s healthy again he plans on strapping on his gun, carrying his big stick, and taking on the bad guys as that’s what he was elected to do. And, shit, Pusser wants revenge for what happened to his wife. Fuckers shot her in the head, man.

So Pusser eventually gets out of the hospital and heads back to the office, where his trusty deputies Grady (Bruce Glover) and Obra (Robert DoQui, Jones from Robocop, replacing Felton Perry, who was Johnson in Robocop) are waiting for their boss to return. They want to find out who the hell killed Pusser’s wife. Pusser, though, doesn’t seem to be all that interested in finding out, at least not immediately. The FBI and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are both on the case of who killed Pusser’s wife, and, as sheriff, Pusser feels that, above all else, he has a job to do. Pusser wants to get back onto the streets and take down criminals and blow up illegal stills and whatnot.

While all of that is going on, John Witter (Logan Ramsey) of the Stateline mob is pissed that Pusser is still alive and that he can’t get his businesses back up and running in the county. Witter needs to get back in business. But how? Who the heck is good enough to take out Sheriff Pusser? Witter brings in Pinky Dobson (Luke Askew), a real deal scumbag from up north. And Dobson has two of his own henchmen he can use to help him take down Pusser. The first henchman is Ray Henry (John Chandler), a common thug that’s, well, a common thug (I guess you can say he’s good with a gun). The second henchman is Stud Pardee (Richard Jaeckel), a stock car race driver who also runs moonshine. Dobson’s big plan is to have Pardee either run Pusser off the road at some point or have Pardee fuck around with one of Pusser’s cars. If, for some reason, Pardee fails, Dobson has Ray Henry as a kind of back up. It’s almost a good plan.


So Pusser gets back to being sheriff, taking down the bad guys and destroying illegal stills and, at one point, beating the crap out of the gigantic Steamer Riley (Frank McRae), a guy who gets drunk off his ass and terrorizes a club. It’s rough, yes, but it is Pusser’s job. As he goes about his job, both Grady and Obra get worried about Pusser being shot and killed by someone. Pusser’s wife’s killers are still out there, and Grady and Obra know that they’ll be back to finish Pusser off.

So Pardee tries to sabotage several of Pusser’s cars, all to no avail. Pusser tears apart Pardee’s suped up muscle car in retaliation (great scene where Pusser tears a car apart with his bare hands. Literally. With his bare hands). Pardee then sabotages one of Pusser’s cars that Obra actually drives around on his day off, a situation that doesn’t end well for Obra (the poor guy dies in a massive head on collision that will make you wince). And now, with one of his best friends in the whole world dead, Pusser wants super retribution. Caroline (his wife). Obra. Who the hell will be next?

And then there’s Dobson and, eventually, Ray Henry. Those motherfuckers are going to have to go down, too.

Part 2 doesn’t have the edge of the first movie, which makes it feel like a TV movie when it starts (there are moments where Pusser is in his office and it looks like you’re watching an old school Universal TV show). When the story is “on location,” though, it feels more like a movie. Part 2 was rated PG, something the producers apparently strived for. I don’t really understand that strategy, as the story doesn’t lend itself to a PG rating. The world of Buford Pusser is still a world of illegal booze and women and guns, PG rating or not. And it’s not like you can’t have quiet and sweet family moments in an R rated movie (Pusser tries to spend as much time with his kids as he can. It’s difficult, considering his job). Did the director, Earl Bellamy, insist on a PG rating? Bellamy was a prolific TV director both before Part 2 and after it. He did make a few movies in between the TV episodes, but, for the majority of his career, Bellamy was cranking out episodic TV. Did the producers think he couldn’t “handle” harder material? Again, I don’t get the PG rating here.

As for the new star, Svenson makes the Pusser character his own. He doesn’t try to be bigger than life like Joe Don Baker did. Instead, Svenson makes Pusser a little quieter, humbler. Svenson is just as lethal as Baker, though, so at least there’s that continuity between the movies. Svenson also has the “southern” thing down, despite being Swedish. I can’t really say that Svenson is “better” than Baker. Would I have loved to see Baker reprise his role as Pusser? Absolutely. But Svenson does a good enough job as his replacement, so it’s okay. Bo Svenson is acceptable as Pusser.

The rest of the cast does a decent enough job. Luke Askew is quite the smooth scumbag as Pinky Dobson. He comes off like an out-of-town businessman when you first see him, but as the story goes on you realize he’s just a piece of shit criminal. You don’t like him, but you do like watching him. You also like watching his girlfriend Ruby Ann, played by Brooke Mills, as she’s gorgeous as hell (I thought it was hilarious how she broke her man out of the hospital. Truly some of the finest black underwear in 1970’s movie history).

John Chandler is sleaze personified as Ray Henry. You just take one look at him and you know that he’s a sleazebag of the highest order. And when he says something he actually becomes an even bigger sleazebag. That shouldn’t be possible but he somehow manages to do it. And check out his goddamn hotel motel where he’s staying in town. I think you’ll enjoy the way Pusser takes his ass out.

Richard Jaeckel does a superb job as stock car driver and mob assassin Stud Purdee. He’s a beast on the race track, and he’s a vicious prick outside of it, sabotaging cars and whatnot. The faces he makes when Pusser dismantles his badass muscle car are terrific. And when the shit hits the fan for him, man, he becomes a giant pussy. It would have been interesting to see a sort of spin-off movie featuring this character. I bet it would have rocked.

Logan Ramsey has more to do this time around as local Stateline Mob boss John Witter. Much like Chandler, Ramsey just oozes sleaze and you despise him as soon as you see him. You just know he’s up to no good without even knowing who or what he is. And then he starts his “mob boss” bullshit, being a dick to the black butler at his home and whatnot. My God, if there was a character in one of these movies that needed to be shot in the fucking face it would be John Witter. A movie could be made for this character, too.

And Angel Tompkins is wonderful as Marganne Stilson, the hot babe sort of mob assassin that’s brought in by Witter to seduce Pusser. Posing as a graduate student in the area doing research, Marganne tries to put the moves on Pusser, and at first it seems like he’s falling for her, much to the chagrin of Pusser’s secretary Joan (Libby Boone). Pusser, though, knows what the fuck is going on and shuts her down at the end of the movie. I wonder, though, if he had seen Marganne topless, like the audience does, if Pusser would have held off a little bit on shutting her down. I mean, she’s just amazing looking. Shouldn’t that scene have earned this movie an “R” rating?

Over on the good guy side of things, Bruce Glover shows up again as the deputy Grady and does a good job. He has less to do in this movie than in the first one, but he shows again that he’s pretty resourceful and, above all else, loyal. That’s what you need in a deputy when you’re a sheriff. And Robert DoQui is also good as Obra. DoQui is a little more authoritative as Obra than Felton Perry, most likely because DoQui looks older than Perry. It’s a damn shame what happens to Obra in this movie.

Walking Tall: Part 2 isn’t as exciting as the first Walking Tall, but it’s a decent enough sequel, Svenson does a fine job replacing Joe Don Baker and makes the Buford Pusser role his own, which is what you need when you change leads in a movie franchise. Again, Part 2 isn’t as good as the first one, but it’s still worth checking out.

See Walking Tall Part 2. See it, see it, see it.

So what do we have here?

Dead bodies: 3

Explosions: Yes.

Nudity?: Briefly, and it’s pretty sweet.

Doobage: A notarized message that the movie’s story is true, a big meeting, a chin cast, public dominoes, a new wood club, stock car racing interlude, seriously dirty driving, a wild flip, a big bar fight, bottle throwing, chair throwing, assaulting a car for no reason, attempted pick axe attack, mud, car dealer hooey, still busting, camouflage hooey, attempted lunch eating, bulldozer hooey, a big mob meeting, lug nut hooey, a sort of car chase, a flying wheel, a creepy as fuck kiss on the mouth between father and young daughter, windshield smashing, door removal by hand, hood removal, a full on “car inspection,” tire destruction, ball busting, a hilarious foot chase aftermath, dynamite in the engine, a wicked looking speedboat, a shootout, a truck full of illegal alcohol, mild racism, more ball busting, a wicked head on collision, a sad funeral, glorious topless female nudity, driving around a road block, another sort of car chase, .357 magnum hooey, exploding car, machine gun attack, logging, a speed boat trap, a wild flipping boat sequence, some very nice lacey black underwear, a brief shootout, a car chase through a field and then through the woods, some incredibly unsafe driving, a hotel motel evacuation, door kicking, a small shootout, an ambulance ride, and a bit of narration that seems to negate the possibility of a third movie.

Kim Richards?: None.

Gratuitous: A notarized message that the story you are about to see is true, Bruce Glover, Robert DoQui, John Chandler, people worrying about both the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the FBI, Bo Svenson, whiny kids, face touching, a hick mobster complaining about hayseeds, stock car racing on dirt, Frank McRae, a cow attack with a nifty jump scare, Bo Svenson’s on screen mother giving him shit about getting mud on his jacket, Scotch tape, father and son playing horseshoes, oatmeal cookies, a livestock auction, Bo Svenson dismantling a car with his bare hands, Bo Svenson chasing a guy through the woods on foot and then getting tired, Bo Svenson crying, someone deliberately destroying a corvette’s rear lights, supper, a .45 magnum that is out of rounds but continues to shoot, and a bit of narration that seems to negate the possibility of a third movie.

Best lines: “I gotta go with Floyd, Carl,” “You tell him he can sit out here and wait,” “I bet you do, Pinky. I bet you do,” “Daddy, when they take the bandages off your face is it going to look funny?,” “To hell with the costs!,” “We missed you, Sheriff Pusser,” “Pinky, which one do you want to win? I don’t care,” “Buford, what are we talking about whiskey cooking for?,” “Wait a minute! That’s a black joint! You know I take care of the black joints!,” “I don’t want to go to Selma, Sheriff,” “Come on, I’ll buy you some good meat,” “Don’t you ever pull a gun on me again, Rudy,” “Old Bu sure knows how to make people unhappy,” “Buford Pusser, you trying to tell me this wasn’t a set up?,” “Oh, I hate filling out papers,” “You better not touch that engine, Pusser! That’s a $12,000 motor you sumbitch!,” “You bastard,” “It’s the law!,” “The longer I’m in this business the dumber I seem to get,” “Shit up,” “You bastard!,” “I don’t care how ya do it, just do it!,” “Don’t you come near me! I’m wet! I wet my pants!,” and “I don’t want any shooting.”

Rating: 8.5/10.0


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Walking Tall: Final Chapter


Walking Tall: Final Chapter, also known as Final Chapter: Walking Tall and, well, Walking Tall 3, is the final entry in the original Walking Tall franchise and, with the way it ends, it sure as hell is the end because the main character, Buford Pusser, once again played Bo Svenson, fucking dies in a brutally spectacular car accident. Before that happens, though, the movie deals with how Pusser’s life changes when the world around him changes.

Directed by the immortal Jack Starrett (he played a thug in the Knight Rider season 1 episode “The Topaz Connection”), Final Chapter starts with Pusser thinking about his dead wife via a flashback to the day she was killed in a drive by shooting by assholes from the Stateline Mob. This flashback is a kind of recreation of the shooting from the first movie, with Svenson in the car with his wife instead of Joe Don Baker. The flashback plays out like it did in the first movie but isn’t as graphically violent. We then see Pusser, after an awkward breakfast scene, head out to the cemetery where he then cries at his dead wife’s grave. Just in case we didn’t know that this was a big deal, Pusser is wearing a sport coat to the cemetery, something I don’t remember seeing in the first two movies at all. Then the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tells Pusser that their investigation into his dead wife’s killer and, to a lesser extent, the Stateline Mob, is going nowhere because the TBI has found no evidence of anything. How the hell is that even possible? Is the TBI mobbed up, too?

Pissed off about the TBI’s lack of interest or urgency when it comes to fighting crime and shit, Pusser goes out into the woods to bust up a still and rescue a little kid that’s forced by his scumbag father (O.Q. Teal, as played by Clay Tanner) to make illegal alcohol. Before taking the kid to an orphanage (it’s a good place because the place lets kids ride horses), Pusser beats O.Q.’s naked ass with a switch. This action, while cinematically justified (I can’t express just how awful O.Q. is), will have serious consequences for Pusser later on when O.Q. hires public defender Martin French (Taylor Lacher), a “bleeding heart liberal” who wants to see a law and order guy like Pusser go down and go down hard. In fact, French leads the charge against Pusser in the next sheriff’s election.

Now, while all of that is going on, Pusser deals with three hoodlum kids who steal his car for a joyride in the woods (Pusser has to commandeer the car of a nearby sheriff in order to chase the kids down, which leads to that sheriff bitching about the repairs that his car will need because of the chase), finds out that his family is damn near broke and the bank may take his father’s farm, and Luan (Margaret Blye), the prostitute/confidential informant that Pusser had a thing for in the first movie, is back in town, claiming to be in real estate. Luan isn’t, though. She’s back to being a prostitute in town, working at a bar that seems to exist in some weird stretch of land that doesn’t belong to any nearby county. Luan being a prostitute again pisses Pusser off, as he thinks she’s too good to have sex for money, but he can’t do much about it. It’s her life.

And while all of that is going on, John Witter (Logan Ramsey) is looking to get his illicit businesses back up and running in Pusser’s county, but Witter’s boss (Morgan Woodward) isn’t too keen on that happening. The Stateline Mob would much rather leave the area alone and open up businesses somewhere else in the state. Witter won’t take no for an answer, though, and does all he can to both get his businesses back and take out Pusser. In fact, that bar that exists in between counties is Witter’s business, and, for Witter, it’s just the start of what he wants to do.

So lawyer French, possibly with the help of Witter, starts up his campaign against Pusser. Pusser doesn’t engage French, though, as he’s too busy doing his job as Sheriff. That lack of focus eventually costs Pusser his job as he loses the election (it’s presented that Pusser may have been too successful at his job and, because he cleaned up the area, voters were no longer afraid and decided they didn’t need a hard ass/badass like Pusser anymore). Before he loses his job, Pusser goes apeshit on Witter’s club and the scumbags that run it after they torture and kill Luan (holy shit that scene is messed up). Pusser blows the place up with goddamn flares. Flares! How awesome is that?

So, no longer sheriff, Pusser tries to apply for the highway patrol and, in the meantime, fixes up old cars for money. It’s a sad, not as badass existence because Pusser doesn’t get to go around beating the shit out of bad guys with his club or blow up stills anymore, but Pusser tries to make the best of things. Pusser’s lawyer Lloyd Tatum (Sandy McPeak) tries to give him a job as an investigator for his law practice, but Hollywood comes calling for Pusser as a big deal producer wants to make a movie out of his life story. Pusser’s life suddenly seems like it’s on the upswing after being voted out of his office. The movie is a big deal. The money from the movie helps save his father’s farm. He plans on running for sheriff again. And he has a sweet new Corvette.

And then, one night, after a big meeting about a movie sequel and hanging out with his kids at a carnival, Pusser loses control of his Corvette and dies in one of the most spectacular car accidents ever filmed. I mean, holy shit. The state eventually makes the spot Pusser died a historical landmark.

Yes, Walking Tall: Final Chapter ends on a supremely depressing note. We know, based on the historical record and the ending of the second movie, that Pusser dies at some point. Seeing it happen, though, is still jarring and, to a certain extent, upsetting. And when you consider that Pusser’s life was starting to look good again after being ousted as sheriff, goddamn, that car accident is fucking emotionally brutal. It shouldn’t end like this for our hero. It does, though, and you have to accept it. It stinks, but it’s what happened.

Final Chapter looks a bit slicker than Part 2, more cinematic, but there are still moments where the movie looks like a Universal TV show, especially in Pusser’s office and in the big public meeting scene. The bar scene is sleazy as hell, and the destruction of that bar is also phenomenal. The various car chases are well staged and exciting, much better than in Part 2. And that Corvette crash is one of the greatest car crashes I’ve ever seen in a movie. The way the Corvette launches into the air, the way Pusser “falls out of the car,” and the explosion and fire afterwards are so damn amazing I’m surprised more people don’t talk about it now.

Svenson is even better this time around as Pusser. He’s physically imposing, sure, and a total badass in the action scenes required of him, but Svenson also gets to “act” and show Pusser’s softer side. The scenes in the cemetery are heartbreaking, as is the scene where Pusser finds out that Luan is still a prostitute. His disbelief in Luan’s choices is visible on his face. And when Pusser loses his job as sheriff and he has to hold it together for his kids is a scene, while small, will stick with you.

Margaret Blye’s performance as Luan is terrific. I kind of wish the movie had a little more of her in it, as I’d like to see what kind of shit she did before coming back to the area. Did she actually try to get into real estate? The way she’s killed is horrible.

And Logan Ramsey is such a piece of shit as John Witter. He’s so obsessed with getting his businesses back up and running that he can’t see that his organization is just looking for any reason to get rid of him. Clay Tanner is a pretty big piece of shit, too, as O.Q. Teal. He beats his kid, forces him to work at a still, and is a racist prick. He oh so deserved that ass beating scene.

Taylor Lacher as lawyer Martin French isn’t as awful as the movie wants you to believe, mostly because there aren’t enough scenes where we see him in “bleeding heart liberal scumbag” action. I actually thought Pusser’s lawyer Lloyd Tatum (Sandy McPeak) was going to turn out to be a sleazebag/dirty as we see him playing golf at a country club. What a dick.

Bruce Glover pops in again as deputy Grady but he isn’t in the movie all that much. Libby Boone is back as the secretary Joan and has a little more to do in this movie (she finally gets to have dinner with Pusser). And Forrest Tucker shows up as Pusser’s father Carl. He isn’t as good as Noah Beery, who played Carl in the first two movies. Tucker does have a penchant for rolling his own cigarettes, though. You don’t see that kind of thing all that often in movies. So, hey, Tucker has that going for him.

And Bulo, the bald thug that runs Witter’s club on the outskirts of the county? Played by H.B. Haggerty. He’s a real bastard. I think you’ll enjoy what Pusser does to him. Motherfucker.

Now, Svenson starred in a TV show called Walking Tall and, once again, played Buford Pusser. I don’t know, though, how that show, which only lasted seven episodes, fit in with the movies. Does it take place in between parts 2 and 3? Is it a sequel to the first movie? Is it a TV show that uses Pusser’s story as inspiration for a show? I think I’ll have to track that show down and check it out, just to see what it was all about.

Walking Tall: Final Chapter is, by design, kind of depressing and sad. It’s well made and exciting in its own way, but it’s still frustrating because you don’t want to see it end the way it ends. Buford Pusser should have lived to kick ass another day.

See Walking Tall: Final Chapter, though. It’s definitely worth your time, especially if you make an effort to see the first two movies. It only makes sense to complete the trilogy.

So what do we have here?

Dead bodies: 2

Explosions: Several.

Nudity?: Yes, and it’s not appealing in the least.

Doobage: A nice epic opening theme, a flashback to the first movie, an awkward family breakfast, lawyer shit, a big hotel, a chase through the woods, ass whipping, exploding still, blatant racism, a mysterious note, taxes, more lawyer shit, underage hoodlums drinking beer, car theft, forced bridge jumping, an old barn falls over. An argument about who should get to arrest the hoodlum kids, a club that seems to exist in a no-man’s land, a big public meeting, naked torture, face clubbing, multiple naked hookers, double barrel shotgun hooey, total booth destruction, blackjack to the back of the head, testicle kicking, flare gun hooey, a gigantic fire, exploding boxes, an off-screen fishing trip, a fat woman, off screen old car fixing, car destruction, a lack of witnesses, Hollywood bullshit, dirt bike hooey, a sweet fucking red Corvette, a giant accident, and a big highway sign.

Kim Richards?: None.

Gratuitous:Cartoon silhouette of a man with a giant club, Bo Svenson, Bo Svenson wearing a suit coat, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, an illegal booze still, a bad father, homophobia, toxic masculinity, beating a child with a belt, a kid with a pocket knife, a cop using the possibility of operating the siren as a bribe, an ass whipping, a kid fucking around with the siren, a promise of chocolate chip cookies, kids on horses, a hooker dream, Bo Svenson talking about how hard it is to find a god pair of boots, underage hoodlums drinking beer, car theft, a raking leaves in public punishment, a racist fat white woman, hot babes as waitresses, a bald guy with gold teeth, torturing a naked woman, verbal attack on “bleeding heart liberals,” Bo Svenson setting a giant fire with a flare gun, Bo Svenson drinking a Tab, a neighborhood dispute where a woman shoots up a guy’s car, golf, Hollywood bullshit, a rotary phone, a sweet fucking red Corvette, Bo Svenson riding the merry go round while eating a candy apple, a gigantic car crash, and a big highway sign.

Best lines: “Carl? Since when do you call Grandpa Carl?,” “Now wait a minute, Pusser, you come back here!,” “No, John, you’re thinking wrong again,” “Don’t you say nothing!,” “This ain’t manly, Pusser!,” “Pull them britches up!,” “Good luck, Robbie. Good luck,” “You haven’t changed a bit. Sure I have,” “One thousand one hundred and sixty-eight dollars,” “I don’t like your humor, Pusser,” “Damn, Buford. Black coffee up my nose,” “So you want me to go down there and get my ass in a sling?,” “Set back, my ass,” “How’s Mr. Witter?,” “You don’t belong here. You just don’t belong here,” “Close it up and get out. Now,” “Hey, Lloyd. Thank you,” “Figure it’s one of those hookers from the Three Deuces,” “Well, how did we do, Dad?,” “Who’s fat ass is that?,” “You mind if I have a drink?,” “Well, how do you like that, Mr. White Trash?,” “Here we go again,” “Goddamn!,” “People forget real quick, Buford,” “I don’t know what to do, Pauline. I don’t know,” “I know it’s four o’clock in the morning! It’s four o’clock in the morning here, too,” “I can guarantee you, two years from now, Buford Pusser is going to be sheriff in McNair County again,” “I’ve had a really good time tonight, Daddy,” and “There’s something on fire!”

Rating: 9.0/10.0


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Walking Tall: Part 2

Bo Svenson– Buford Pusser
Luke Askew– Pinky Dobson
John Chandler– Ray Henry
Bruce Glover– Grady Coker
Robert DoQui– Obra Eaker
Logan Ramsey– John Witter
Angel Tompkins– Marganne Stilson
Richard Jaeckel– Stud Pardee
Brooke Mills– Ruby Ann
Noa Beery Jr.– Carl Pusser
Lurene Tuttle– Grandma Pusser
Frank McRae– Steamer Riley
Leif Garrett– Mike Pusser
Dawn Lyn– Dwana Pusser

Directed by Earl Bellamy
Screenplay by Howard B. Kreitsek

Distributed by American International Pictures, Lightning Video, Rhino Home Video, and Shout! Factory

Rated PG for violence, language, and brief nudity
Runtime– 109 minutes

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Walking Tall: The Final Chapter

Bo Svenson– Buford Pusser
Logan Ramsey– John Witter
Margaret Blye– Luan
Forrest Tucker– Carl Pusser
Sandy McPeak– Lloyd Tatum
Taylor Lacher– Martin French
Libby Boone– Joan
Bruce Glover– Grady Coker
Morgan Woodward– The Boss
Clay Tanner– O.Q. Teal
H.B. Haggerty– Bulo
David Adams– Robbie
Lurene Tuttle– Grandma
Leif Garrett– Mike
Dawn Lyn– Dwana

Directed by Jack Starrett
Screenplay by Howard B. Kreitsek and Samuel A. Peeples, based on a story by Howard B. Kreitsek

Distributed by American International Pictures, Lightning Video, Rhino Home Video, and Shout! Factory

Rated R for violence, language, and brief nudity
Runtime– 112 minutes

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