Walking Tall (2004)

Cobie As: Exotic Beauty
Additional Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Johnny Knoxville, Ashley Scott
Directed By: Kevin Bray
Written By: Mort Briskin & David Klass
Release Date: April 9, 2004
Running time: 86 minutes
Genre: Action | Crime
Website: Internet Movie Database

A former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces returns to his small hometown in rural Washington State hoping to realise a childhood dream of working in the local lumber mill. He discovers that much has changed, as the normally tranquil town is now besieged by drugs, outbreaks of violence and a general feeling of malaise and terror, with many pointing a finger at the influence of a crooked casino where his ex-girlfriend now works as a dancer. Seeking to wreak vengeance, with a four-foot-long 4-by-4 in his hand, and righteousness in his heart, the highly-trained soldier, now the county’s sheriff, and his deputy, realizes it’s time to bust some heads with a very hard piece of wood.

Facts & Trivia

– Cobie Smulders debut film.

– DVD includes deleted scenes and an alternate ending.

– Both Kevin Durand and Ashley Scott have appeared on the show Dark Angel.

– Dwayne Johnson accepted the role because he felt this was “the right thing to do.”

– Dwayne Johnson’s stunt double in this movie was his cousin Tanoai Reed.