In Walking Tall, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays Chris Vaughn, a retired U.S. Special Forces
soldier who returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his
wealthy high school rival, Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough), has closed the once-prosperous
lumber mill and turned the town's resources towards his own criminal gains. The place Chris
grew up is now overrun with crime, drugs, and violence. Enlisting the help of his old pal Ray
Templeton (Johnny Knoxville), Chris gets elected sheriff and vows to shut down Hamilton's
operations. His actions endanger his family and threaten his own life, but Chris refuses to back
down until his hometown once again feels like home.