Walking Tall is a 1973 action biopic directed by Phil Karlson. The film is loosely based on the true story of Sheriff Buford Pusser, played by Joe Don Baker, a former professional wrestler who returns to his hometown in Tennessee only to find it overrun by organized crime and corruption. Outraged and determined to make a difference, Pusser runs for sheriff and embarks on a one-man crusade to clean up the town, using a large wooden club as his weapon of choice. Walking Tall is a gritty, action-packed film that has become a cult favorite.
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