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Walking Tall (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime | 2 April 2004 (USA)
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A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.

Director:

Kevin Bray

Writers:

Mort Briskin (earlier screenplay), David Klass (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Bowen ... Sheriff Stan Watkins
Johnny Knoxville ... Ray Templeton
Dwayne Johnson ... Chris Vaughn (as The Rock)
Neal McDonough ... Jay Hamilton
Ashley Scott ... Deni
John Beasley ... Chris Vaughn Sr.
Barbara Tarbuck ... Connie Vaughn
Kristen Wilson ... Michelle Vaughn
Khleo Thomas ... Pete Vaughn
Kevin Durand ... Booth
Andrew Tarbet ... Jimmy
Patrick Gallagher ... Keith
John Stewart ... Rusty
Eric Breker ... Deputy Ralston
Ryan Robbins ... Travis
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Storyline

A pointless fun which while not a true remake - it steaks the title, and very (VERY!) little more. After serving the U.S. military, Chris Vaughn returns to his hometown,? Looking for work. The local mill was closed several years earlier, and in its place; a casino (owned by his former friend, Jay Hamilton), which is the main source of jobs and income; and problems. Chris quickly realises the town's rotten to the core; with mobsters, and a corrupt sheriff, After being elected sheriff, is up to him to clean up the town. Soon,he's fighting against the mobsters to keep his promise. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One man will stand up for what's right. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, sexual content, drug material and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Cobie Smulders has a nonspeaking cameo as a passenger in Jay's car who is played by Neal McDonough. Both actors would go on to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and both also appeared in a film with Tom Cruise, McDonough in Minority Report (2002) and Smulders in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) See more »

Goofs

Ashley Scott's Southern American accent can be heard on a few occasions. See more »

Quotes

Chris Vaughn: [speaking to the jury] I don't deny anything that was said here today.
Judge L. Powell: Does that mean you're changing your plea to guilty?
Chris Vaughn: I'm not guilty of anything... except standing up for myself when the law wouldn't.
County Prosecutor: Objection. He's trying to introduce prior events, Your Honor.
Judge L. Powell: Sustained. Mr. Vaughn, stay on point.
Chris Vaughn: [continues to address the jury] I grew up in this town. People used to walk tall in this town. They wouldn't have traded the mill for a crooked casino.
Judge L. Powell: Mr. Vaughn, we're not here to listen to civic ...
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Crazy Credits

Opening statement: Inspired By A True Story See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD includes deleted scenes and an alternate ending. See more »

Connections

References Cops (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

La Grange
Written by Billy Gibbons (as Billy F Gibbons), Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
Performed by Wes Cunningham
Courtesy of Songs of Mosaic
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User Reviews

 
Plays the revenge scenario right!!!
5 July 2005 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

What makes Walking Tall such a good movie, in my opinion, is that you really want The Rock to beat the bad guys. Obviously, in these type of movies the good guys always have to win, so it's really important that the director make sure the good guys come out looking much better than the bad guys so that when the good guys win, the audience is satisfied. This movie does that perfectly having The Rock have something extremely cowardly done to him near the beginning of the film. Johnny Knoxville adds a lot to this movie as well with some good humor. Overall it's just good entertainment the whole time.

So check this out some time because it's a prime example of how a slightly more adult feel-good movie should be done.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,501,114, 4 April 2004

Gross USA:

$46,437,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,223,890
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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