A Real American Hero (film)

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A Real American Hero
Distributed by CBS
Directed by Lou Antonio
Produced by Samuel A. Peeples
Written by Samuel A. Peeples
Starring Brian Dennehy
Forrest Tucker
Music by Walter Scharf
Cinematography Charles Correll
Editing by Houseley Stevenson Jr.
Production company Bing Crosby Productions
Country United States
Language English
Original channel CBS
Original airing December 9, 1978
Preceded by Walking Tall: Final Chapter
Followed by Walking Tall

A Real American Hero is an American television movie that aired on CBS on December 9, 1978 and is a remake of 1973's Walking Tall.


The movie, set in 1967, is about the real-life sheriff Buford Pusser, who goes after a criminal who has killed young people with his illegal moonshine. Brian Dennehy plays Pusser. The rest of the cast include Ken Howard, Sheree North, Forrest Tucker, and Brian Kerwin.

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