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Walking Tall

When burly hometown boy (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) is sentenced to jail time for taking the law into his own hands, he pleads for the opportunity to run for sheriff so he can legally clean up the local crime problem. But earning his right to the golden badge and bringing down the lawless will require a long hard fight... and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 08 May 2004
Video Release: 27 Sep 2004
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

When is violence justified? Did Chris use every opportunity available to him to rectify the situation? What other agencies could have been involved? How does this movie attempt to give good reasons for the violence presented?

An extended scene has Chris locked in the police station while thugs fire hundreds, perhaps thousands, of rounds of ammunition into the building. Where are the rest of the town’s citizens while this is happening? Why do movies often remove “unnecessary” elements (like the rest of the community’s population) when portraying a story?

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