Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking.
Facing a long prison sentence for a first timer, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience.
John convinces the DEA and DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return.
With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the drugs underworld, where every move could be his last in a sting that demands all his resources, wits and courage to survive....
The Rock, a versatile actor who is very watchable, hasn't really made a good film on his own for a very long time. Gridiron Gang was good, but its hardly action, so Walking Tall really takes the biscuit for the last decent action film he made.
This isn't the film I thought I was going to see. The poster made it look like a brainless romp, as did the trailer, so I wasn't prepared for this movie.
My brain was set for mindless action movie, but this movie takes itself way too seriously, and although its loosely based on fact, its boring and not really worthy of a big movie, TV movie, yes it may have sufficed, but the movie companies have falsely advertised a movie yet again, and it made me dislike the movie maybe more than I should.
So all in all, if you were expecting something along the lines of Fast and Furious, be prepared for a hell of a lot of angry people sitting around threatening each other and ten minutes of Johnson driving fast.