The Rock from his wrestling days is a good physical actor, like Stallone, and Arnold. This is a must, not many people can do physical acting, and that is half of what makes a good action movie. If people think Stallone did not take some real punches for Rocky they would be mistaken, for Rocky would loose it realism with out physical realism. Soon there was nothing to remake except klunkers like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and, believe it or not, 1970s Joe Don Baker films. From what we see onscreen, we get the distinct impression that casinos, drugs, drinking to excess, and having women gyrate suggestively all over the place are Bad Things. Though the fight scenes are as unintelligible as many these days, there are some montages that actually display creative thought on the part of the director.
Though Vaughn has been introduced as Mr. 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. Vaughn discovers that old school rival Biff Tannen I mean, Jay Hamilton Neal McDonough has turned the town into an evil parody of itself by building a new casino, having scantily-clad women gyrating all over the place, and selling drugs to children. Why, we can churn out a flood of medium-budget, moderately-successful, eminently-forgettable films that will keep us gainfully employed for years! One thing I notice in this film is the Rock seems to have a real nice streak in him, I wonder if that is ture or more to do with the movie. the tired studio executive said. Based on 135 reviews collected by the film review aggregator , 26% of critics gave Walking Tall a positive review, with an average rating of 4. Chris goes home, and meets his best-friend Ray Templeton, who organized a football game with their friends.
The seasoned exec thought a minute, chewing on a toothpick, as he always did before making a patented, Hollywood snap judgment. The convicted-felon deputy also gets creative assistance in one fight scene from an inanimate object, and afterwards a bad guy exclaims in disbelief: You stabbed me with a potato peeler?! 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. The two fight for their lives, with Vaughn ultimately coming out on top by beating Hamilton with a nearby uprooted tree, breaking his leg. Army Special Forces, Sergeant Chris Vaughn returns to his hometown seeking for a job in the local mill. When the declares no payout, Vaughn instigates a fight. Recognizing his dangerous predicament, Booth pleads for Vaughn to let him out of his cell, prompting Vaughn to use Booth's perilous situation as leverage for information. After making a civic speech about the town's great former self, Vaughn tells the jury and the rest of the town that if he's cleared of the charges, he will run for sheriff and clean up the town.
. And he lived in Tennessee, not Washington. Synopsis After eight years serving the U. Booth reveals that the old mill is where the drugs are being produced, but is immediately killed by the indiscriminate fire of the attackers. But just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Tennessee hills, Walking Tall has risen from the abyss and is walking tall again. He is then acquitted and wins the election for sheriff.
Vaughn is apprehended by Sheriff Watkins and his deputies as he is driving away from the scene. Also assisting him in this task is a huge, oversized novelty baseball bat made from his faithful wooden beam. Director wanted to update it by making it a baseball bat. After ensuring their safety, Vaughn heads for the mill where he discovers a meth lab as well as Hamilton, calmly waiting in a control room. The town is now overrun with crime, drugs and violence.
Vaughn assigns Templeton to stand watch over his house, as he knows Hamilton will likely target his family. Vaughn and Templeton find drugs on Booth and they take him into custody. In the ensuing trial, all of Hamilton's security and staff testify against Vaughn. Sequel and are two sequels that have been released starring. There were objections, so the compromise was just to add a handle. A of the , it stars and. This is not the best film, but for action I would watch it again.
Buford Pusser was named Buford Pusser, not Chris Vaughn. After eight years serving the U. 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. Army Special Forces, Sergeant Chris Vaughn returns to his hometown seeking for a job in the local mill. Later, he notices the dealer using and demonstrates this to the patrons by placing a bet and calling out the roll before throwing the dice.
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. Walking Tall 2004 After eight years serving the U. When the judge allows Vaughn to present his defense, he fires his appointed attorney, who is implicitly under Hamilton's employ. Compared to the Scorpion King the Rocks acting is getting better. Infuriated, Vaughn goes to the casino, and using a piece of as a club, begins destroying casino property, and brutally beats the security guards when they attempt to stop him. After this, Vaughn also learns that his nephew, Pete , experimented with , which was sold to his friends by the casino security guards.
You have to admire a film that has the guts to take huge risks, such as when The Rock does the rock-stupid thing of firing the entire county police force, or when the main villain points out the central plot hole in the movie: Since a casino is basically a license to print money, why would I want to mess that up by selling drugs? Chris goes home, and meets his best-friend Ray Templeton, who organized a football game with their friends. Reception The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. The film starts off like a Pacific Northwest version of The Quiet Man, with Vaughn having put his kick-butt, violent past behind him. said a young, wet-behind-the-ears studio executive, his eyes still twinkling with one last wisp of stardust. Upon taking office, he summarily dismisses the entire police force and deputizes his friend, Ray Templeton , whom Vaughn feels he can trust, as well as help Vaughn learn about Templeton revealed earlier that he served time in prison after becoming a drug addict.