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Walking Tall

1973

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  • Karlson's penchant for the lurid, which can be electrifying in the trashy context of e.g. Scandal Sheet, seems ill-suited to fact-based social-justice tales (see also The Phenix City Story). For all the film's blunt hamhandedness, however, it's still a startling example of what mainstream American movies could get away with in the '70s. I didn't see the Rock-star remake, but there's no conceivable way that it sports a "happy ending" this grimly downbeat.