Baker stars as real-life Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser, whose one-man battle against gambling, moonshine whiskey, and prostitution in his county elevated him to folk-hero stature in three movies (WALKING TALL, PART 2 and FINAL CHAPTER--WALKING TALL followed this one) and a shortlived
TV series. In this story of an angry redneck with a big stick, Baker smashes all illegal activities in his jurisdiction, much to the dismay of the criminal kingpins in Tennessee. The crooks band together in an effort to eliminate the troublesome sheriff. After several life-threatening beatings and
the murder of his wife, Hartman, Baker finally gets really mad
, grabs his stick,...