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A Real American Hero

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(CBS, 12/9/1978, 120 mins). Law and order Selma, Tennessee, sheriff Buford Pusser, the resourceful, club-wielding real-life folk hero whose career inspired three ultra-violent movies, returns to wage a relentless battle against a dapper local moonshiner in this TV feature. Brian Dennehy assumed the role played originally by Joe Don Baker in the hugely successful “Walking Tall” and by Bo Svenson in the two sequels. Forrest Tucker, who was Buford’s dad in the last, recreates his role in this TV version.

Production Company Bing Crosby Productions. Director Lou Antonio. Executive Producer Charles A. Pratt. Producer Samuel A. Peeples. Teleplay Samuel A. Peeples. Based on an Original Idea by Mort Briskin. Photography Charles Correll. Music Walter Scharf. Song “Walking Tall” by Don Black, Walter Scharf. Song performed by Don Williams. Editor Houseley Stevenson. Production Designer Jack Poplin.

Cast Brian Dennehy (Buford Pusser), Forrest Tucker (Carl Pusser), Brian Kerwin (Til Johnson), Ken Howard (Danny Boy Mitchell), Sheree North (Carrie Todd), Lane Bradbury (Debbie Pride), Brad David (Mick Rogers), Edward Call (Grady Coker), W.O. Smith (Obra Eaker), Julie Thrasher (Dwana Pusser), Jason Hood (Mike Pusser), Ann Street (Grandma Pusser), George Boyd (Lloyd Tatum), Maureen Burns (Amelia Biggins), Charlie Briggs (Miles Conway), Elizabeth Lane (Sabrina Marlowe).

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