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Walking Tall (2004)

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

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Sheriff Stan Watkins
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Deni
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Chris Vaughn Sr.
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After eight years serving the U.S. Army Special Forces, Sergeant Chris Vaughn returns to his hometown seeking for a job in the local mill. He is informed by Sheriff Stan Watkins that the mill was closed three years ago and now the Wild Cherry Casino, owned by his former high school friend Jay Hamilton, is the major source of jobs and income to the town. Chris goes home, and meets his best-friend Ray Templeton, who organized a football game with their friends. After the game, Jay invites Chris and his friends to spend the night in his casino on him, but when Chris finds that the casino crabs dealer is cheating with loaded dice, he fights against the security men and is almost killed by them. When his nephew Pete overdosed on crystal meth sold by the security men at the casino, Chris realizes that the town is dominated by the mobsters and the corrupt sheriff and with a huge piece of wood, he breaks the casino and the criminals. He is prosecuted and in the trial, he promises to the jury ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One man will stand up for what's right.

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Action | Crime

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

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$56,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,501,114 (USA) (2 April 2004)

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$45,860,039 (USA) (28 May 2004)
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As Chris and Jay are fighting, Jay has an ax that he is attempting to hit Chris with. Chris tackles Jay and they tumble down a hill. As they are tumbling, the ax disappears for one sequence. When they stop rolling, the ax reappears in Jay's hand. See more »

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Jay Hamilton: You know what my new favorite sound is going to be? The sound of you screaming like a bitch!
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References A Dirty Shame (2004) See more »

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Circles
Written by Mark De Gli Antoni (as M. Degliantoni), Mike Doughty (as M. Doughty),
Yuval Gabay (as Y. Gabay), Sebastian Steinberg (as S. Steinberg)
Performed by Soul Coughing
Courtesy of London-Sire Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Plays the revenge scenario right!!!
5 July 2005 | by (Christchurch, New Zealand) – See 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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