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* KnifeNut: Booth

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* GoodPolicingEvilPolicing: Chris Vaughn becomes a CowboyCop after being voted as town sheriff, beating up his way up the ladder of drug dealers in his town towards the BigBad and the one time he does the "corrupt cop" thing (smashing the big bad's Porsche's tail light after giving him a warning [[PreemptiveDeclaration for said tail light]]) it's PlayedForLaughs. In contrast, the entirety of the sheriff's department was in the big bad's pocket and they not only didn't investigate Vaughn's near-death at the hands of the big bad's casino enforcers but they also try to assassinate Vaughn and his family in the final act.


* TyrannicalTownTycoon: Chris Vaughn returns to his Tennessee hometown to find his family's lumber mill is failing, meth-heads roam the streets, and his boyhood buddy Jay Hamilton runs the casino, which is almost the only thriving enterprise in town. Not only is Hamilton fleecing the locals, but he also clandestinely operates a meth lab, and "owns" the town sheriff.

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* TyrannicalTownTycoon: Chris Vaughn returns to his Tennessee Washington hometown to find his family's lumber mill is failing, meth-heads roam the streets, and his boyhood buddy Jay Hamilton runs the casino, which is almost the only thriving enterprise in town. Not only is Hamilton fleecing the locals, but he also clandestinely operates a meth lab, and "owns" the town sheriff.


--> '''Thug:''' [[FamousLastWords You stabbed me with a potato peeler!]]

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* PluckyComicRelief: Ray

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* PleaBargain: The prosecution offers Chris a plea deal after his rampage in the casino: three months house arrest and some community service. His attorney rightly points out that this is an ''amazing'' deal, considering he basically destroyed the place and seriously injured a bunch of people. Chris rejects it after pointing out that the only reason they offered the deal was to keep him quiet.

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* TitleDrop: Chris's speech during the trial:
-->I grew up in this town. People used to walk tall in this town. They wouldn't have traded the mill for a crooked casino and they wouldn't have stood around while drugs were being sold to kids.


* FanDisservice: Chris, takes off his shirt in court to show the ''very'' nasty scars from when Booth sliced him open with a box cutter. [[ThatWasObjectionable The jury is lamely instructed by the judge to disregard what they saw.]]

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* FanDisservice: Chris, Chris takes off his shirt in court to show the ''very'' nasty scars from when Booth sliced him open with a box cutter. [[ThatWasObjectionable The jury is lamely instructed by the judge to disregard what they saw.]]


** Invoked with Deni, whose job was simply to fire her gun a lot and draw Watkins' attention away long enough for Chris to get the drop on him.

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** Invoked with Deni, whose job was simply to fire her gun a lot and draw Watkins' Watkins's attention away long enough for Chris to get the drop on him.



* GonnaFlyNowMontage: PlayedWith: We get a montage of Chris laid up on the couch watching TV with Ray and his nephew. Eventually we begin to see clips mixed in of him doing situps once he has had time to recover from his injuries.
* GroinAttack: Towards the end of Ray's drawn out brawl with one of the bad guys

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* GonnaFlyNowMontage: PlayedWith: We get a montage of Chris laid up on the couch watching TV with Ray and his nephew. Eventually Eventually, we begin to see clips mixed in of him doing situps once he has had time to recover from his injuries.
* GroinAttack: Towards the end of Ray's drawn out drawn-out brawl with one of the bad guys



* ImprovisedWeaponUser: Chris, Ray, and Hamilton all end up using whatever they have at hand in fights, ranging from pieces of lumber, to frying pans, to a potato peeler.

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* ImprovisedWeaponUser: Chris, Ray, and Hamilton all end up using whatever they have at hand in fights, ranging from pieces of lumber, lumber to frying pans, pans to a potato peeler.



* MoreDakka: Watkins and his fellow former deputies unload on the sherrif's office with machine guns after Chris arrests Booth. [[ATeamFiring They don't manage to hit anything for most of the several minutes of constant gunfire]], [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness aside from Booth.]] And they didn't even manage to off him [[HisNameIs quickly enough.]]

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* MoreDakka: Watkins and his fellow former deputies unload on the sherrif's sheriff's office with machine guns after Chris arrests Booth. [[ATeamFiring They don't manage to hit anything for most of the several minutes of constant gunfire]], [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness aside from Booth.]] And they didn't even manage to off him [[HisNameIs quickly enough.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: The judge during Chris' speech, especially when Chris show his scars. He angrily orders the jury to ignore what they've seen and when the courtroom expresses shock over the scars, he threatens everyone with contempt charges.

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* VillainousBreakdown: The judge during Chris' speech, especially when Chris show shows his scars. He angrily orders the jury to ignore what they've seen and when the courtroom expresses shock over the scars, he threatens everyone with contempt charges.

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* TyrannicalTownTycoon: Chris Vaughn return to his Tennessee hometown to find his family's lumber mill is failing, meth-heads roam the streets, and his boyhood buddy Jay Hamilton runs the casino, which is almost the only thriving enterprise in town. Not only is Hamilton fleecing the locals, but he also clandestinely operates a meth lab, and "owns" the town sheriff.


* CleanUpTheTown: Chris's goal in running for Sheriff. When the townspeople see what Hamilton's men did to him, and learn that Watkins refused to investigate it.

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* CleanUpTheTown: Chris's goal in running for Sheriff. When the townspeople see what Hamilton's men did to him, and learn that Watkins refused to investigate it.it, they overwhelmingly vote him in.

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* BoredomMontage: Chris recovering from his near-death experience; he struggles to sleep, endures Ray's raucous laughter while watching television, and awkwardly tries to bond with Pete.


--> '''Thug:''' [[FamousLastWords You stabbed me with a potato peeler!]]



* TownWithADarkSecret

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* TownWithADarkSecretTownWithADarkSecret: It's being kept afloat by drugs manufactured and sold by the owner of a crooked casino.


* FoeYay: When Ray is frisking Booth.
-->'''Ray''': You been working out?


''Walking Tall'', the Wrestling/DwayneJohnson version, is a remake of [[Film/WalkingTall1973 the 1973 action movie]]. In the remake, Chris Vaughn returns home from the Army to find that [[StrangerInAFamiliarLand things have changed since he left his hometown.]]

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''Walking Tall'', the Wrestling/DwayneJohnson version, Tall'' is a 2004 remake of [[Film/WalkingTall1973 the 1973 action movie]].movie]], starring Wrestling/DwayneJohnson. In the remake, Chris Vaughn returns home from the Army to find that [[StrangerInAFamiliarLand things have changed since he left his hometown.]]



* BadGuyBar: The Casino, although the good guys go there too. It's pretty much the only thing in town going on.



* PreemptiveDeclaration: After pulling him over and having a chat, Chris warns Hamilton that this is his last warning to get his ttaillighs fixed.
-->'''Hamilton''': [[TemptingFate What's wrong with my taillights ?]]
-->'''Chris''': [[BatterUp *SMASH*]] They're broken.

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* PreemptiveDeclaration: After pulling him over and having a chat, Chris warns Hamilton that this is his last warning to get his ttaillighs taillights fixed.
-->'''Hamilton''': -->'''Hamilton:''' [[TemptingFate What's wrong with my taillights ?]]
-->'''Chris''':
taillights?]]\\
'''Chris:'''
[[BatterUp *SMASH*]] They're broken.



* WretchedHive / BadGuyBar: The Casino, although the good guys go there too. It's pretty much the only thing in town going on.

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* WretchedHive / BadGuyBar: WretchedHive: The Casino, although the good guys go there too. It's pretty much the only thing in town going on.

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