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Movie Review: 'Walking Tall'

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Movie Review: 'Walking Tall'

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Movie Review: 'Walking Tall'

Movie Review: 'Walking Tall'

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The 1970s movie Walking Tall, about a man who takes the law into his own hands after his town becomes a sinkhole of iniquity, became a B-movie classic, inspiring a TV movie and a short-lived network series. A new remake, starring wrestler-turned-actor the Rock, opens this weekend. Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan has a review.