Walking Tall is a 1973 English-language Action Crime motion picture written by Mort Briskin, Stephen Downing and John Michael Hayes. The movie is directed by Phil Karlson and produced by Mort Briskin under the banner of Bing Crosby Productions. Based on the life of Tennes sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life. Walking tall features Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn, Noah Beery Jr., Lurene Tuttle and Jim Sanderson. The music was composed by Walter Scharf. Cinematography was done by Jack A. Marta and editing by Harry W. Gerstad. The film has a running time of 125 minutes. It was released on 22nd February 1973. Walking Tall was made on a budget of $46 million and it was a hit at box office gross of $57 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Cinerama Releasing Corporation.
Action , Crime , Drama , Thriller , Biography
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