• Publication date: March 16, 2010

Walking Tall Walking Tall

Premiered in US theatres in 2004, "Walking Tall" is a film that combines ...

Premiered in US theatres in 2004, "Walking Tall" is a film that combines the elements of action, comedy, drama, and thriller. The movie is a remake of the 1973 film of the same name. It is screenplayed by David Klass and directed by Kevin Bray. The film, the runtime of which is 87 minutes, stars Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) as Chris Vaughn, Johnny Knoxville as Ray Templeton, Neal McDonough as Jay Hamilton, Kristen Wilson as Michelle Vaughn, Kevin Durand as Booth, Ashley Scott as Deni, Khleo Thomas as Pete Vaughn, John Beasley as Chris Vaughn Sr., and Michael Bowen as Sheriff Stan Watkins. The film follows Chris Vaughn (The Rock), who 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, 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. Chris meets his best-friend Ray Templeton (Johnny Knoxville), 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 stick-man is cheating with the dices, he fights against the security men and is almost killed by them. When his nephew Pete has an OD with amphetamines sold by the security men of 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. He is prosecuted and in the trial, he promises to the jury and to the population that if he is considered non-guilty, he would be candidate to the sheriff position and clean the town, and with the help of another old friend, Ray Templeton, 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. The film grossed $57 million worldwide, while its production budget was $46 million. "Walking Tall" was nominated for Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor (Dwayne Johnson). The film was rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, sexual content, drug material and language