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A man fights to bring decency and the rule of law back to his hometown in this action drama. Chris Vaughn (The Rock) left his home in Washington State's timber country to join the Army, where he distinguished himself as a member of the Special Forces. When his hitch is over, Vaughn decides to return home to help run the family business, a sawmill, but he soon makes the unpleasant discovery that things aren't what they once were. Vaughn learns that the town's lumber industry has all but dried up, and an old high school buddy, Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough), has turned the city into a den of vice, running a large gambling casino and strip club while selling drugs and women on the side. Angry at this turn of events, and frustrated by local law enforcement officials who are willing to ignore Hamilton's crimes in exchange for kickbacks, Vaughn decides to run for sheriff, and with the help of another old friend, Ray Templeton (Johnny Knoxville), he wins the election. But Hamilton doesn't take kindly to Vaughn's attempts to clean up the town, and Vaughn discovers Hamilton's henchmen are willing to target his friends, his family, and the woman he loves (Ashley Scott) in order to have their way. Walking Tall was based on Phil Karlson's 1973 action hit of the same name, which was in turn inspired by the true story of Buford Pusser, who was sheriff of Tennessee's McNairy County between 1964 and 1970 and gained fame for his tough tactics against the local criminal element. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 2, 2004

Cast

The Rock
as Chris Vaughn, Jr
Johnny Knoxville
as Ray Templeton
Neal McDonough
as Jay Hamilton
Kristen Wilson
as Michelle Vaughn
Ashley Scott
as Deni
Khleo Thomas
as Pete Vaughn
John Beasley
as Chris Vaughn Sr.
Barbara Tarbuck
as Connie Vaughn
Michael Bowen
as Sheriff Stan Watkins
Kevin Durand
as Booth
Aaron Douglas
as Casino Stickman
Ryan Robbins
as Travis
Andrew Tarbet
as Jimmy
Patrick Gallagher
as Keith
John Stewart
as Rusty
Eric Breker
as Deputy Ralston
Michael D. Adamthwaite
as Burke
Darcy Laurie
as Smitty
Fred Keating
as Doctor
Ben Cardinal
as Michelle's Partner
Kett Turton
as Kenner
Terence Kelly
as Judge L. Powell
Tom Scholte
as Merle Crowe
Mark Houghton
as County Prosecutor
James Ashcroft
as Bailiff
Eric Keenleyside
as Dan Stadler
Michael Soltis
as Casino Maitenance Worker
April Telek
as Casino Waitress
Sandra Steier
as Addict Mother
Ben Cotton
as Drug Dealer
Cobie Smulders
as Exotic Beauty
Kaja Gjesdal
as Lap Dancer
Alana Drozduke
as Casino Trashy Woman
Sandra Higueras
as Casino Trashy Woman
Ty Olsson
as Deputy
Ana Mirkovic
as Blackjack Dealer
David Purvis
as Ray's AA Sponsor
Beverley Elliott
as Nurse
Sarah Smith
as Wet T-Shirt Girl
Douglas Sheridan
as Boxman
Katina Robillard
as Dollar Bill Girl
Jacqueline Stewart
as Girl on Platform
Eric Keenleyside
as Dan Stadler
Mark Houghton
as County Prosecutor
James Ashcroft
as Bailiff
April Telek
as Casino Waitress
Cobie Smulders
as Exotic Beauty
Ben Cotton
as Drug Dealer
John Stewart
as Rusty
Katina Robillard
as Dollar Bill Girl
Patrick Gallagher
as Keith
Ryan Robbins
as Travis
Eric Breker
as Deputy Ralston
Andrew Tarbet
as Jimmy
Fred Keating
as Doctor
Douglas Sheridan
as Boxman
Tom Scholte
as Merle Crowe
Alana Drozduke
as Casino Trashy Woman
Sandra Higueras
as Casino Trashy Woman
Ana Mirkovic
as Blackjack Dealer
Sandra Steier
as Addict Mother
Terence Kelly
as Judge L. Powell
Ben Cardinal
as Michelle's Partner
Aaron Douglas
as Casino Stickman
Kaja Gjesdal
as Lap Dancer
Sarah Smith
as Wet T-Shirt Girl
Kett Turton
as Kenner
David Purvis
as Ray's AA Sponsor
Ty Olsson
as Deputy
Darcy Laurie
as Smitty
Michael D. Adamthwaite
as Burke
Beverley Elliott
as Nurse
Michael Soltis
as Casino Maitenance Worker

Crew

Kevin Bray
Director
Lucas Foster
Producer
Ashok Amritraj
Producer
David Hoberman
Producer
Jim Burke
Producer
Paul Schiff
Producer
David Klass
Screenwriter
Brian Koppelman
Screenwriter
David Levien
Screenwriter
Channing Gibson
Screenwriter
Glen MacPherson
Cinematographer
Adam Swart
Musical Direction/Supervision
Graeme Revell
Composer (Music Score)
G. Marq Roswell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Ivison
Editor
George Bowers
Editor
Brent Thomas
Production Designer
David L. MacLeod
Art Director
Roxanne Methot
Art Director
Bill Bannerman
Co-producer
Marcienne Friesland
Associate Producer
Keith Samples
Executive Producer
Nicola Irwin
Set Designer
Ashok Amritraj
Set Designer
Gersha Phillips
Costume Designer
Louise Roper
Set Decorator
David L. MacLeod
First Assistant Director
Mick MacKay
First Assistant Director
Paul Mitchnick
Camera Operator
Julian Chojnacki
Camera Operator
John Wardlow
Stunts
Brad Kelly
Stunts
Mike Dopud
Stunts
Darryl Scheelar
Stunts
Doug Chapman
Stunts
Shawn Beaton
Stunts
Tanoai Reed
Stunts
Rick Pearce
Stunts
Owen Walstrom
Stunts
Shawn Stewart
Stunts
Gerald Paetz
Stunts
Glenn Ennis
Stunts
Vince Crestejo
Stunts
Jason Calder
Stunts
Claire Webb
Stunts
Christopher Sayour
Stunts
Mark Aisbett
Stunts
Scott Ateah
Stunts
Sharon Simms
Stunts
Ken Kirzinger
Stunts
Yvette Jackson
Stunts
Ryan Schroeder
Stunts
Gerald Wong
Stunts
Randi Hiller
Casting
Heike Brandstatter
Casting
Coreen Mayrs
Casting
Mark Curry
Sound Mixer
Sarah Halley-Finn
Casting
Chris Navarro
ADR Recordist
Patrick Stepien
First Assistant Camera
Eric Gotthelf
ADR Mixer
Carolyn Cameron
Assistant Costume Designer
Christopher Flick
Foley Supervisor
Rachel Solow
Hair Styles
Frederick Heartline
Production Assistant
Julie McHaffie
Key Hairstylist
Tanya Nordhoff
Assistant Set Decorator
Ben Dietz
Personal Assistant
Jon-Michael Preece
Script Supervisor
Sara LaCava
Casting Assistant
Trevor Holbrook
First Assistant Camera
Jason Dryden
Dolly Grip
Dean Goodine
Properties Master
Craig Munroe
Dolly Grip
Gary Burritt
Negative Cutter
Suzanne Lore
Unit Production Manager
George Macri
Visual Effects Producer
Abraham Fraser
Location Manager
Julian Chojnacki
Steadicam Operator
Leonard Morganti
Storyboard Artist
Linda Yeaney
First Assistant Sound Editor
Andrew Bock
Assistant Sound Editor
Jendrek Kowalski
Assistant Location Manager
Gary Gegan
Re-Recording Mixer
Trinita Waller
Assistant Properties
Jennifer Kiefaber
Set Production Assistant
Matthew Iadarola
Re-Recording Mixer
Mike Gardner
Boom Operator
Courtney Gross
Casting Associate
Howard Blank
Technical Advisor
Pearl Louie
Key Make-up
Alyson Moore
Foley Artist
Charles Crossin
Second Assistant Director
Justin Bergler
Second Assistant Camera
Josh Comen
Visual Effects Producer
Mike Crestejo
Stunts Coordinator
Bob Akester
Still Photographer
Matt Dubin
Sound Recordist
Jeff Dawn
Department Head Makeup
Warren Hanna
Second Assistant Director
Hamilton Sterling
Sound Effects Editor
Mort Briskin
From Screenplay by
Hiram Garcia
Personal Assistant
Lars Ekstrom
Production Sound Mixer
Paul Millspaugh
First Assistant Editor
Laura Behary
Post Production Assistant
Giselle Ponce
Post Production Assistant
Vladimir Stefoff
Unit Production Manager
Victoria Balharry
Art Department Coordinator
Dwight Durham
Second Assistant Camera
David Franco
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Terry Calhoun
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Chris Lirette
Set Production Assistant
Garth Longmore
Second Assistant Camera
Michael Ganczarczyk
Personal Assistant
Jeff Habberstad
Second Unit Director
Jeff Habberstad
Stunts Coordinator
Christina Margellos
Production Coordinator
Michele Perrone
ADR Editor
Megan Basaraba
Third Assistant Director
David Linck
Unit Publicist
Kendra Shay Clark
Casting Assistant
Michael Magill
Dialogue Editor
Jodi Reavley
Assistant Production Coordinator
Kyle Leydier
Personal Assistant
Adam Parboosingh
Assistant Art Director
Tai Duncan
Personal Assistant
Andrew Learmonth
Video Assist
Jenny Madsen
Camera Loader
Christine Stringer
Personal Assistant
Carolyn Tapp
ADR Recordist
Ashley Revell
Music Editor
Bill Bannerman
Unit Production Manager
Stephanie Wander
Personal Assistant
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