Walking Tall (1981)
Crime / Drama
Cast: Bo Svenson, Walter Barnes, Harold Sylvester, Courtney Pledger, Jeff Lester, Heather McAdam and Rad Daly
Only 7 episodes aired on NBC from January 17, 1981 to March 31, 1981 before being cancelled.
Bo Svenson portrays McNary County, Tennessee’s burly sheriff Buford Pusser. He walks around with a four foot club enforcing the law and chasing after criminals. He must raise his two kids with his father, as his wife was murdered in an assassination attempt on his life by some local bad guys. An extension of sorts of the 1973 film of the same name, Pusser’s character didn’t transfer well to the small screen and was met with negative reception. The hour long show only aired sporadically, and lasted but seven episodes before it was canceled.
1. The Killing of McNeal County's Children 1/17/1981
2. The Protectors of the People 1/24/1981
3. Kidnapped 1/31/1981
4. Hitman 3/31/1981
5. Company Town 4/7/1981
6. Deadly Impact 4/14/1981
7. The Fire Within 6/6/1981
Walking Tall Intro