Walking Tall The Final Chapter
Synopsis: It's the final chapter in this chilling, real-life story of Sheriff Buford Pusser, a good-hearted lawman set on keeping his town safe. Still distraught over his wife's death, he blows up every moonshine still in McNairy county and burns the brothels and whisky joints to the ground. Having gone too far, he's voted out of office, but that doesn't stop the mob from seeking their revenge. Buford soon discovers how small his town is when he runs out of highway with the mob on his tail.
Run Time: 113 Minutes
Director: Jack Starrett
Dvd Extra's: Scene Selection
Nudity Factor: Mans butt as he is giving a good old fashioned butt whipping, few breif shots of prostitutes as Buford busts the place up.
Of Note: When the movie producer comes to the Pusser house to talk to Buford about making a movie, the old red 1968 Chevy truck that was used in the chase scene in Walking Tall (1973) can be seen.
Recommendations: Walking Tall
Part one was the rise of Bufford Pusser, Part 2 was him doing what he does best, so logic would have it that part 3 the final chapter would be the fall of Bufford Pusser. Logic is correct. Bufford finds himself on the defensive as the good people of his area start to think that the strong arm of the law didn't need to be so strong. With an election around the corner he is advised to take a softer approach. Bufford just does not know how and is not willing to change his approach. Once again I think this part of his story is not near as good as the first movie. You get more of the same that you have seen before. Bufford busting heads, blowing up stills, and clearing out the law breakers. It also is more about Bufford and what he is going to do once he is no longer the sherif. Overall I just don't think that this part of the story is as powerful as the stories before it. I do like that you get to see Bufford as more human then in the other films in the trilogy but even then I just didn't feel as moved by the film. If you have watched the first two it would be very important to see how it all ends.