Walking Tall

Walking Tall (1973)

Take your best shot... 'cause it'll probably be your last.

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1973-02-22
  • User Rating: 6.72/10 from 91 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 5min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Bing Crosby Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Phil Karlson
star 6.72/10
From 91 Ratings


Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when he is a victim of it and decides to strike back by running against the corrupt sheriff. And he wins and wages his own little war against them


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  • Joe Don Baker

    as Buford Pusser
  • Gene Evans

    as Sheriff Al Thurman
  • Elizabeth Hartman

    as Pauline Pusser
  • Leif Garrett

    as Mike Pusser
  • Noah Beery Jr.

    as Grandpa Carl Pusser
  • Ed Call

    as Lutie McVey
  • Lynn Borden

    as Margie Ann
  • Brenda Benet

    as Luan Paxton
  • Arch Johnson

    as Buel Jaggers
  • Gene LeBell

    as 2nd Bouncer
  • Bruce Glover

    as Grady Coker
  • John Brascia

    as Prentiss Parley
  • Felton Perry

    as Obra Eaker
  • Richard X. Slattery

    as Arno Purdy
  • Rosemary Murphy

    as Callie Hacker
  • Sidney Clute

    as Sheldon Levine
  • Douglas Fowley

    as Judge R.W. Clarke
  • Lloyd Tatum

    as Prosecutor
  • Vaudie Plunk

    as Jury Foreman
  • Wanea Wes

    as Singer
  • Sam Laws

    as Willie Rae Lockman
  • Kenneth Tobey

    as Augie McCullah
  • Pearline Wynn

    as Hassie Berlson
  • Pepper Martin

    as Zolan Dicks
  • Ted Jordan

    as Virgil Button
  • Red West

    as Sheriff Tanner
  • Andrew J. Pirtle

    as Prisoner
  • Logan Ramsey

    as John Witter
  • John Myhers

    as Lester Dickens
Sound Walter Scharf Original Music Composer
Editing Harry Gerstad Editor
Sound David Dockendorf Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Jack A. Marta Director of Photography
Crew Sass Bedig Special Effects
Directing Phil Karlson Director
Costume & Make-Up Oscar Rodriguez Costume Design
Production Mort Briskin Producer
Writing Mort Briskin Writer
Writing Stephen Downing Writer
Production Joel Briskin Associate Producer
Art Stan Jolley Production Design
Production Charles A. Pratt Executive Producer
Sound James J. Klinger Sound Editor
Production Irving Lande Casting
Directing Hazel W. Hall Script Supervisor
Sound Else Blangsted Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Phyllis Garr Costume Design
Sound Andrew Gilmore Production Sound Mixer