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  Buford Pusser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buford Hayse Pusser (December 12, 1937 - August 21, 1974) was the sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee (in West Tennessee) from 1964 to 1970.
Pusser's life was the subject of Walking Tall, a 1973 film that became a cult classic (with two direct sequels of its own, a TV movie, and a brief TV series).
Pusser died in an automobile crash August 21, 1974, after he hit an embankment and was ejected from the car.
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 Walking Tall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walking Tall is a 1973 semi-biopic of the late Sheriff Buford Pusser, a former professional wrestler-turned lawman in McNairy County, Tennessee.
Buford Pusser became infamous for being incorruptible, intolerant of crime, and his array of four foot hickory clubs which he used to great effect in destroying clandestine gambling dens and illegal distilleries, and even against the bad guys.
Buford Pusser himself was signed to star in Walking Tall Part II, but on August 21, 1974, after a press conference in Memphis, Tennessee to announce the film, Pusser's Corvette left the road about six miles from his Adamsville home and struck an embankment, ejecting Pusser.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Walking_Tall   (477 words)

  
 The Legendary Buford Pusser - History
Buford’s reputation as depicted by the movies and TV show were embellished somewhat from reality, but most people who knew Buford will tell you that he was a powerful deterrent to crime and mayhem in McNairy County.
Buford Pusser is a Legend, his reputation as a "Law Enforcement Officer who took his job seriously" puts him in the company of many other American Law Legends from yesteryear.
Buford’s family includes his parents, Carl and Helen, and his brother John Howard Pusser who are all now deceased, a sister Gailya Pusser Davis and her family who lives in Collierville.
www.sheriffbufordpusser.com /history1.htm   (699 words)

  
 Sheriff Buford Pusser - He Walked Tall
Buford Hayse Pusser was the McNairy County Tennessee Sheriff from 1964 - 70.
Buford was born to Carl and Helen Pusser on Dec. 12, 1937 near Finger, Tennessee.
Buford decided that he would like to seek the office of McNairy County Sheriff so during the early part of 1994 Buford and his father began to campaign and his election was assured when Dickey died in an automobile accident.
www.beyondthebadge.com /bufordpusser.htm   (2040 words)

  
 Sheriff Buford Hayse Pusser, A Real American Hero!
Pusser wrestled under the name "Buford the Bull" and was a large man standing six foot, six inches tall and weighing around 250 pounds.
Pusser was shot eight times,stabbed seven times,hit by a car and killed two people while he was sheriff.Pusser had many scars to show from his battles with outlaws.
Buford Hayse Pusser was born Dec. 12,1937 to Carl and Helen Pusser,near Finger, Tennessee.The Pussers made their living during the Depression by working the area cotton fields.During the off season Carl worked at a local sawmill.
www.midsouthwrestling.com /BUFFORD-PUSSER.html   (1181 words)

  
 Teleport City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Pusser himself was beaten and robbed after winning a dice game at one of the State Line's establishments in 1957, which sparked his obsession with the State Line.
Pusser became a law enforcement legend in the late sixties and early seventies, with a song ("The Ballad of Buford Pusser") and a 60 Minutes interview.
Pusser is an intense family man, almost physically sickened by the violence and corruption in the town, unwilling to compromise or look the other way.
www.teleport-city.com /movies/reviews/w-z/walking_tall.html   (2076 words)

  
 News & Opinion: Blood and Thunder (Memphis Flyer . 07-05-99)
Now 38, Garrison is a county commissioner and the proprietor of Pussers' restaurant in Adamsville, Tennessee, where huge cartoon images of her famous father (designed by Jerry "The King" Lawler) adorn the walls, and entrees come in "Buford-sized" portions.
Pusser, in the space of his career, was stabbed seven times, and shot eight.
The Buford Pusser Home and Museum (which has suffered financial woes in recent years) houses memorabilia ranging from the grim to the mundane, and is a fascinating part of the Pusser legacy.
weeklywire.com /ww/07-05-99/memphis_socvr.html   (1410 words)

  
 Buford Pusser: Walking Tall :: Turner South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Buford Pusser was a sheriff who carried a big stick and used it.
Buford took this in stride as the Sheriff of McNairy County and drew on his own physical strength and courage to rid the State Line of these illegal operations.
Buford’s reputation was such that the weekly newspaper reports showed him to be an on-going threat to anyone who broke the law in McNairy County.
www.turnersouth.com /southology/article/0,,1581,00.html   (630 words)

  
 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
1964-1970: Buford Pusser was the McNairy County Sheriff..
Buford Pusser wrestled in and around the Chicago area on weekends while he worked at a factory during the week..
Buford Pusser has a biography called "The Twelfth Of August" where he broke kayfabe by mentioning the matches being rigged..
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /profiles/b/buford-pusser.html   (147 words)

  
 The Memphis Flyer :: the mid-south's news weekly: Film: Film Reviews: O Buford, Where Art Thou?
The Buford Pusser I knew carried a machine gun." Bond was referring to the Hollywood myth that Pusser faced down the dangerous State Line Mob using nothing but a fence post.
Pusser wanted to be a Marine, but he developed asthma and was honorably discharged after his basic training.
Vaughn, unlike Pusser, is an unmarried, childless hero, but he does have a soft spot for his old sweetheart who is now working as a stripper.
www.memphisflyer.com /gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:5150   (1084 words)

  
 : Walking Tall - DVD film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Pusser's life is saved, but the criminals stole his car and the cash he had on him.
Pusser engages in a war of attrition with the folks running the saloon, runs into trouble with crooked sheriff Al Thurman (Gene Evans) and the even more corrupt judge R.W. Clarke (Douglas Fowley), and eventually ends up running for county sheriff on a campaign to clean up the town.
Buford Pusser, was the cousin of my grandmother, she said that they counld not of change it very much to make this movie more real.
www.totaltiorden.dk /shop/dvd_details.php/B00007L4IK|dvd   (1852 words)

  
 Weekend: Slick ripoff
Pusser routed bad guys with a large wooden club, got elected sheriff and survived a roadside ambush that killed his wife and maimed him.
Pusser was a folk hero in an era when Americans clamored for more law and order and less court protection of criminals.
According to the official Buford Pusser Web site (www.sheriffbufordpusser.com) his daughter Dwana Pusser Garrison is promoting the movie, but I wonder if she has actually seen it, and what it says about her loyalty to her father if she has.
www.sptimes.com /2004/04/01/Weekend/Slick_ripoff.shtml   (680 words)

  
 Walking Tall
Walking Tall is based on the true life Tennessee sheriff named Buford Pusser, who became a legend by almost single-handedly cleaning out all of the gambling, moonshine, prostitution and corruption in his jurisdiction.
Pusser is a professional wrestler who tires of being owned and manipulated by the promoters, so he and his family return to his home town to settle down to a more normal life.
The fictionalized version of Buford Pusser is that kind of rugged and honorable hombre, a man outside the law, greater than the law.
www.fakes.net /walkingtall.htm   (1186 words)

  
 Brains On Film - Reviews!
Buford Pusser (Joe Don Baker) is an ex-wrestler (Buford the Bull) who has left the mat biz 'cause he is not getting his push.
But usually as retribution, but Buford reaps what he sows, he looses his dog, his wife and a huge part of himself, we are led to believe, because these forces of corruption have changed the honest happy-go-lucky galoot he was.
I believe it is because Pusser has the law on his side, or at least a badge, and Billy Jack is an individual fighting the law, alone, for very liberal minded issues whilst Pusser seems motivated by revenge.
www.brainsonfilm.com /tall.html   (1789 words)

  
 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Today, Pusser is a well-respected member of Adamsville and travels the country speaking to other communities and law officials about her father's work.
Dwana Pusser: Considering that the Rock is not actually playing Buford Pusser, Joe Don Baker and my dad were very much alike on and off the screen.
Pusser: I didn't know until I read this article about you, how difficult and tragic your childhood was.
cgi1.usatoday.com /mchat/20040407001/tscript.htm   (3400 words)

  
 Buford Pusser, Carbo's Police Museum, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Or at least it was until the mid-1970s when Buford Pusser, the Walking Tall sheriff, who had been shot eight times and knifed seven times, died in a mysterious gas explosion behind the wheel of his Corvette.
Buford, for the uninformed, is the ax handle-wielding sheriff of "Walking Tall" '70s movie fame.
Down here, most everybody still remembers Buford, "and the young kids are interested, too." Exhibits change frequently, including 5000 police badges, confiscated drug paraphernalia and a video interview of Buford.
www.roadsideamerica.com /attract/TNPIGcarbo.html   (310 words)

  
 BUFORD PUSSER
This was the man - Buford Pusser the man who became the target of many assassination attempts - one of which took the life of his wife and left him emotionally and physically scarred.
It is filled with items depicting the life of Buford Pusser from young childhood to young adult to lawman to fame.
At the same time, Buford began to feel a 'tug at his heart' to return to the slower pace of life of McNairy County.
www.talentondisplay.com /pusserabout.html   (1076 words)

  
 Product Listing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Synopsis: Buford Pusser was a real Tennessee sheriff and one-man army who walked tall and carried a big stick-a four foot piece of oak.
Joe Don Baker is Buford Pusser, a man who walks tall and knocks thugs clear across the county with a piece of oak thick as a fence post.
Buford soon discovers how small his town is when he runs out of highway with the mob on his tail.
www.dvdplanet.com /product_listing.asp?productid=29961   (334 words)

  
 BinaryFlix.com
Buford Pusser is bringing his family to the country for a nice change of pace.
Buford is still aiming to rid the county of corruption, and the evil-doers are hot on his tail…hiring two mob killers to rid the town of the goodie two-shoes Pusser.
In the Final Chapter, Buford is out of his office when he “crosses the line”, basically going psycho ever since the incident in the first film…of course this creates some breathing room for the scum to come runnin’ back, and Buford just can’t let that happen.
www.binaryflix.com /movie.asp?scope=w&ID=1427   (553 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Walking Tall at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Buford Pusser has retired from professional wrestling, and has brought his family back home where he plans to settle down.
Buford is accurately shown as the type not to back down, and a running conflict develops between Buford Pusser and the county mob.
Buford goes against incredible odds, including numerous attempts on his life and the life of his family; offers of bribery from the higher-ups at the state capital; and corruption among his own deputy corps.
www.epinions.com /content_48354332292   (663 words)

  
 Laramie Movie Scope: Walking Tall (2004)
The real Sheriff Buford Pusser was a police chief before becoming sheriff, and his father was also a police chief.
Pusser, like The Rock, was a professional wrestler, and the bad guys that Pusser was up against were also gamblers, among other things.
If the movie was really dedicated to Pusser, it would have at least used his name as the title character.
www.lariat.org /AtTheMovies/new/walktall.html   (764 words)

  
 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Part Two Walking Tall (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Buford Pusser, you will recall, is the Tennessee sheriff who combined Lester Maddox's ax handle with Estes Kefauver's populism and John Wayne's heroism in "Walking Tall," a movie eventually seen by 35 million people.
After suffering through a summer of Good Old Boys (of whom the least bearable was Joe Don Baker, the original Buford Pusser, in "Mitchell"), here at last is a movie about people whose personalities and motivations seem halfway plausible.
His wife was killed, Pusser had "half his face blown away" (a miracle of plastic surgery restores him to a worthy Redford costar), and his deputies fully sympathize with his obsession.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19750101/REVIEWS/501010350/1023   (571 words)

  
 RAB Hall of Fame: Barry Klein
I have a 52-minute video with the real Buford Pusser telling his own life story telling about how he met me and how he started, and about how his wife got killed, about when he was shot, and about all these things that are in part of the record.
You had a 1968 country song, "The Legend of Buford Pusser", that actually told the story and that story got to Hollywood and it resulted a few years later in 1973 with the movie "Walking Tall" staring Joe Don Baker.
There are seven of those at the museum and that the Buford Pusser Café have given the entire proceeds to the museum.
www.rockabillyhall.com /BarryKEddieBond.html   (6953 words)

  
 The Oakland Press: Oakland Life: Rock flexes acting muscles
After all, The Rock, who is of Samoan and African-American descent, isn't exactly a mirror image of Buford Pusser, the white Southern sheriff whose life story is the basis for the movie.
Pusser's daughter, Dwana Pusser Garrison, was especially skeptical, as were residents of Tennessee's McNairy County, where the late Pusser, who was sheriff there in the 1960s, is still revered as an iconic figure who stood up for justice.
Garrison and the people of McNairy County eventually warmed up to The Rock - she has endorsed the movie, and the townspeople recently made him honorary sheriff as part of Dwayne Johnson Day - once it was made clear that this film was inspired by the original, rather than it being an actual remake.
www.theoaklandpress.com /stories/040604/oak_20040406001.shtml   (821 words)

  
 Walking Tall - Sheriff Buford Pusser's TV Series To Walk Tall On DVD
This is the story of a real-life hero in the McNairy County town of Selmer, TN (roughly 80 miles east of Memphis), who fought corruption and took down the bad guys...often with the aid of his four-foot club!
Pusser became such a famous local hero that a local highway was named after him...not to mention Joe Don Baker portraying him in the movie.
This time, though, Pusser was actually going to portray himself, and had signed the movie contract and everything.
www.tvshowsondvd.com /newsitem.cfm?NewsID=4776   (488 words)

  
 Shots Across The Bow: The heirs of Buford Pusser
The heirs of Buford Pusser For those of you who don't recognize the name, Buford Pusser is a legendary figure in Tennessee.
I was listening to the radio on the way to work, and heard that the State Senate passed a 1 cent increase in the sales tax, but stripped the bill of its original intent to also extend the sales tax to previously exempted goods and services.
We don't have Buford around anymore, but All Tennesseans can walk tall, and brandish our own clubs, and force our representatives to actually represent us, instead of the corrupt business interests that currently hold Nashville in thrall, placing a seige on the rest of the state.
shotsacrossthebow.com /archives/001102.html   (668 words)

  
 Gamerz-Edge Walking Tall Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
For any Buford Pusser fans out there, there is yet another incarnation in the legendary “Walking Tall” series.
Originally based on Sheriff Buford Pusser’s larger-than life career in the late sixties and early seventies in McNairy County, Tennessee, the Walking Tall series has always stood for people overcoming tremendous odds—and, oddly enough, the strict mandates of traditional law—to bring justice to a community.
This is interesting because that’s actually the way the real Sheriff Buford Pusser eventually died!) Soon after Chris left to join the military, his high school buddy, Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough, Timeline), inherited his father’s mill and immediately shut it down in order to open up a casino.
www.gamerz-edge.com /dvd/reviews/walkingtall.html   (1445 words)

  
 Walking Tall (1973)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is meant as pure entertainment, and though based on the real life exploits of Buford Pusser, you probably won't find out too much about the real person, but then I'm sure you're not supposed to.
Of course he is arrested, which leads to a trial Pusser makes an unbelievable appeal to the jury, but we root for him anyway because what's right is right, which should have been the real tagline for this.
After his acquittal, Pusser runs for Sheriff, is almost run down by the current Sheriff Al Thurman, who promptly wrecks trying to do so, but this enables Pusser to Save Thurman's deputy Grady, who is grateful enough to come over to Buford's side.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0070895   (706 words)

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