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 Evolution: Library: Walking Tall
Walking and running upright on two feet as humans do requires some specialized adaptations of the skeleton and muscles.
The transition to upright walking that happened in the earliest stages of hominid evolution demanded a significant range of adaptations of the skeleton and muscles.
On the ground, chimpanzees use a characteristic gait called knuckle-walking, and although they can walk on two legs for short distances, their gait is not much like ours.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/evolution/library/07/1/l_071_02.html   (641 words)

  
 Walking Tall
In Walking Tall, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays Chris Vaughn, a retired soldier who returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his wealthy high school rival, Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough), has closed the once-prosperous lumber mill and turned the town's resources towards his own criminal gains.
There has already been a film that was made in 1973 called Walking Tall and here it is again thirty one years later as a remake.
Walking Tall is a perfect example of a direction and the films characters overpowering an average script.
www.angelfire.com /film/opinion/2004/walkingtall.html   (952 words)

  
 Walking Tall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walking Tall is a 1973 semi-biopic of Sheriff Buford Pusser, a former professional wrestler-turned lawman in McNairy County, Tennessee.
Buford Pusser himself was signed to star in Part 2, Walking Tall, 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.
The shooting of the character Ray Henry in Walking Tall, Part Two was loosely based on Pusser's killing of Hamilton.
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 TheMovieBoy Review - Walking Tall (2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the case of "Walking Tall," an exceedingly preposterous revenge fantasy made for young males and fans of former wrestler-turned-action-star The Rock, it is doubtful the target audience cares either way that what they are seeing actually happened.
Negligently directed by Kevin Bray (2002's "All About the Benjamins"), "Walking Tall" reminds of a 1980s Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle, sort of a "Raw Deal" meets "Commando," where the plot is third-rate and the action is decidedly low-tech and of the fist-fighting variety.
"Walking Tall" concludes, as all genre pictures do, with the defeat of the main villain, but it makes the mistake in believing that overcoming a single person will instantly wash away all of the problems within the town.
www.themovieboy.com /reviews/w/04_walkingtall.htm   (827 words)

  
 Walking Tall (2004): Reviews
Walking Tall has no more fat on it than the Rock himself, a hulking yet curiously ingratiating presence who seems the most likely candidate to replace Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as America's favorite living comic book character.
Walking Tall, which is credited to four different writers, is wanting for a reason to be.
"Walking Tall" is so lazy, they forget to write the scene in which the hero gets his family out of town, in a concentrated effort by four scribes to keep the running time down.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/walkingtall   (1531 words)

  
 Walking Tall (2004) - A Hollywood Jesus Movie Review
Its two sequels, Walking Tall Part II (1975) and Final Chapter: Walking Tall (1977), starred Bo Svenson as Sheriff Pusser and were also popular, memorable versions of the lawman’s heroic stand against crime in his small, rural Southern town.
The original Walking Tall is a classic tale of one man’s willingness to stand up and walk tall against all overwhelming obstacles.
While the storytelling in the new Walking Tall is often lacking, the action sequences may actually draw fans to watch the older movies, of which there were three, as well as a television series, and more.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /walking_tall.htm   (3173 words)

  
 Walking Tall
There are movies of uncomplicated simian enjoyment and there’s Walking Tall, in which a stirring courtroom defense culminates with the dramatic ripping open of a shirt.
The image of the Rock standing tall in the poster for Walking Tall, hefty piece of lumber delicately poised to decimate the ungodly, is powerful and persuasive.
Walking Tall actually underserves its star, who is better than schlocky material like this would lead you to believe.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/walking_tall   (966 words)

  
 Walking Tall (2004)
Walking Tall doesn’t fall to those levels, but it fails to become much of a movie.
Walking Tall indulges in the occasional decent action sequence, but too much of the movie feels flat and uninspired.
Walking Tall appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /walkingtall2004.shtml   (2411 words)

  
 Walking TALL - Europe's leading Personal Branding Company created by Lesley Everett
Walking TALL was founded by Managing Director and principal consultant, Lesley Everett.
Walking TALL works with business professionals to identify, unleash and develop their personal brand, to create a powerful, consistent and polished executive image and presence that truly stands out from the crowd.
The Walking TALL brand is in very capable hands and we look forward to our expansion in the USA.
www.walkingtall.org   (554 words)

  
 Walking Tall | ajc.com
The stick is the main thing this remake has in common with the 1973 original and its story of redneck Sheriff Buford Pusser, rural Tennessee and law enforcement based on whomps upside the head.
"Walking Tall" is a far cry from the Rock's last film, "The Rundown," a very successful and entertaining ride boasting a constantly-in-motion camera, plenty of head-banging fist fights, monkey humor and an over-the-top Christopher Walken.
"Tall" is short on involving camerawork and shorter on logic.
www.ajc.com /movies/content/shared/movies/reviews/W/walkingtall.html   (391 words)

  
 Walking Tall Movie Review at Hollywood Video
In his newest film, Walking Tall, a re-make of the 1973 southern-fried, low-budget cult fave, The Rock IS the movie—inhabiting nearly every frame of the lean, briskly paced picture, which clocks in (sans credits) at a mere 75 minutes.
Walking Tall is based on a movie that was loosely based on the life of Tennessee Lawman Buford Pusser—in the original, Pusser is played by Joe Don Baker—who cleaned up a town riddled with vice.
Though we're hoping he's allowed to show more range than in his Mummy movies, last year's The Rundown (in which he was terrific), and this little actioner, we don't mind watching the guy destroy things on screen.
www.hollywoodvideo.com /movies/movie.aspx?MID=129162   (1503 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Walking Tall: DVD: Kevin Bray,John Beasley,Michael Bowen,Beverley Elliott,Eric Keenleyside,Terence ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While Walking Tall doesn't exactly break any new ground in the world of action movies, it does manage during its lean and mean 86-minute running time to deliver a solid, yet brainless, good time.
Walking Tall steps past all of its obvious flaws and remains, if the audience lets it, a terrifically entertaining time.
I never had the opportunity to see the first "Walking Tall" from the '70s, so to me, it was nice to see a re-make of this classic film.
www.amazon.ca /Walking-Tall-Kevin-Bray/dp/B000274T94   (1622 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Walking Tall: DVD: The Rock,Johnny Knoxville,Neal McDonough,Kristen Wilson,Ashley Scott (II),Khleo ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Rock is definitely Walking Tall in this straightforward remake of the popular 1973 revenge flick based on the real-life exploits of Sheriff Buford Pusser.
Walking Tall isn't the best movie that's come out this year: it's too short, the plot's a little iffy, it doesn't use the charisma of THE ROCK at all, and unlike what most people on here say, it doesn't have much action going for it.
South carolina), Walking tall is a story of Chris (the Rock), a soldier fresh out of the marines, returning to his hometown finding it changed.
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 Walking Tall (2004) - Moviefone
Walking Tall Official Movie Site, Starring "The Rock" The Rock stars as a tough-as-nails ex-soldier determined to rid his hometown of crime and drugs in this 'bone-cracking, adrenaline-pumping' (Arizona Daily...
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 Amazon.ca: Walking Tall: DVD: Phil Karlson,Joe Don Baker,Jr. Noah Beery,Brenda Benet,Lynn Borden,John Brascia,Ed ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In short, Walking Tall may be a little too dated and lacking in polish for many modern viewers, but it is necessary viewing for anyone interested in action cinema since it remains one of the most influential (and frequently imitated) films of this genre to emerge from the 1970s.
All right, time for a little of the downside: although I found "Walking Tall" a more than worthy waste of two hours, Rhino®'s DVD release of the movie is disappointingly subpar.
When "Walking Tall" was released however, it was a surprise hit.
www.amazon.ca /Walking-Tall-Phil-Karlson/dp/B00007L4IK   (1716 words)

  
 Walking Tall Movie, Review, Cast for Walking Tall | TVGuide.com
Retooled to suit the strengths of WWE wrestling star The Rock, this loose remake of the 1973 exploitation crowd-pleaser, based on the real-life exploits of Tennessee sheriff Buford Hayse Pusser (who himself wrestled professionally as "Buford the Bull"), celebrates benevolent vigilantism.
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www.tvguide.com /detail/movie.aspx?tvobjectid=137371   (115 words)

  
 Premiere Magazine - Walking Tall
At barely 80 minutes, Walking Tall seems to be in a mad dash to reach its conclusion from the opening shots of the film.
A remake (in the vaguest of terms) of the 1973 hixploitation flick, Walking Tall trades the original’s Tennessee locale for Washington State and leading man Joe Don Baker for The Rock.
Walking Tall has its share of token subplots involving renewed relationships with the old girlfriend (Ashley Scott), best friend/comic relief (Johnny Knoxville), and family.
www.premiere.com /moviereviews/1525/walking-tall.html?track=LS   (430 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Walking Tall: Video: Joe Don Baker,Elizabeth Hartman,Gene Evans,Noah Beery Jr.,Brenda Benet,John ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"Walking Tall" is the story of Buford Pusser, the tall, no-nonsense Tennessee sheriff who fought a tremendous up-hill battle to clean up his hometown.
Because he is such a serious threat to those responsible for the corruption (within and beyond the town), he is constantly in harm's way, as are his loved ones and the honest men who "walk tall" with him.
Based on true events WALKING TALL's story concerns former marine and wrestler Buford PUSSER (great performance by Joe Don BAKER) returning to his rural Tennessee hometown with his wife and two kids.
www.amazon.com /Walking-Tall-Joe-Don-Baker/dp/1566053676   (2641 words)

  
 Walking Tall on DVD at Smarter.com
WALKING TALL, a remake based on the popular series of 1970s films by the same title, is all about The Rock.
He is larger than life, buff, beautiful, and mad as hell--ready to fight a wave of corruption, gambling, and drugs that have infiltrated his hometown.
WALKING TALL offers a little something for any fan of The Rock.
www.smarter.com /walking_tall---pd--ch-4--pi-210130.html   (412 words)

  
 "Walking Tall" - Shopping.com
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 Walking Tall movie trailer review pics pictures poster news at The Z Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Walking Tall will be released in the UK on R2 DVD on the 17th January 2005.
The US release date for Walking Tall has been set as 9th April 2004.
Kevin "Platinum" Bray is getting ready to direct MGM's "Walking Tall" with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, starring as 'Buford Pusser', the real-life Tennessee sheriff who waged a one-man battle against the criminal element in his small town.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/w/walkingtall.htm   (1154 words)

  
 Walking Tall movie review
Walking Tall is a remake of a movie that was based on a true story.
In other words, this has very little to do with what actually happened and instead was "inspired by" the actual events.
So I'm not sure why it bothered me so much that the timeline in Walking Tall was so stupid, but it did.
www.moviesforguys.com /action/reviews/walkingtall.shtml   (710 words)

  
 Walking Tall
WALKING TALL Written by Mort Briskin & David Klass INTRO Inspired by a true story.
Off walks a man, he is carrying a backpack and wearing shades.
TOWN He walks through a town, passing various stores and the general bustle of the people there.
www.awesomefilm.com /script/walkingtall.html   (4495 words)

  
 Children Walking Tall - Charity Helping Street Children in India - Goa
These child also are at great risk from malnutrition, abuse and illness.Some children start begging on the streets as soon as they are old enough to walk.
Their looks bring in a small amount of money, but as they get older they find it more difficult to beg as they lose their charm and are more likely to be classed as a threat by tourists rather than a child in need.
These are embroidered by hand, with a full CWT logo on the back and the writing 'Children Walking Tall' across the front.
www.childrenwalkingtall.com   (522 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.
The charred 1974 Corvette (what's left of it) is on display behind glass at Carbo's Smoky Mountain Police Museum in tourist mecca Pigeon Forge, which devotes an entire wall of exhibit space to Pusserabilia.
Buford, for the uninformed, is the ax handle-wielding sheriff of "Walking Tall" '70s movie fame.
www.roadsideamerica.com /attract/TNPIGcarbo.html   (310 words)

  
 Walking Tall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The series was based on the trilogy of "Walking Tall " movies from the 70's; which told the story of real-life McNairy County, Tennessee Sheriff, Buford T.Pusser.
In the series,Bo Svenson, who portrayed Sheriff Pusser on the big screen in "WT2" and "WT3:Final Chapter", reprises his role as the small-town sheriff that "Walks Tall and kicks ass with a big stick" while single-handedly taking on organized crime in his community.
The series "JTS" from episode 1 by the show taking place in the "80s" and taking on current issues,due to the fact that,Buford Pusser was killed in a freak car crash in 1974.
www.jumptheshark.com /w/walkingtall.htm   (278 words)

  
 Walking Tall (Seattle Weekly)
But what Viniconis is best known for is his stilt work, a craft he's been perfecting for six years.
Often seen around Georgetown "clearing his head" atop his 2-foot tall stilts, he's performed at Folklife, Bumbershoot, the Tractor Tavern, and the Oregon Country Fair, to name but a few gigs.
"You'll be walking down the street and turn the corner and see some guy on stilts, and you won't think twice about it," he says.
www.seattleweekly.com /arts/0633/viniconis.php   (651 words)

  
 Slant Magazine - Film Review: Walking Tall
The former wrestling star trades in his skimpy tights for a pair of jeans and a leather jacket as Chris Vaughn, an ex-soldier who returns to his rural Washington hometown to find that the place has been defiled by a casino peddling drugs, violence, sex, and any other vice a corrupted heart might crave.
Vaughn eventually decides that if the law won't help him, he'll become the law, and sets about righting wrongs as the town's new sheriff with his trusty two-by-four and a comedic-relief side-kick, Ray (Johnny Knoxville).
Between The Rock's head-butting antics and the camera's eroticized gawking at Vaughn's stripper girlfriend, Deni (Ashley Scott), it's difficult not to catch a whiff of musty Hollywood hypocrisy.
www.slantmagazine.com /film/film_review.asp?ID=1030   (400 words)

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