Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick.
Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser (Brian Dennehy) cannot be bought. He cannot be bribed. And when he's in pursuit of the truth?he cannot be stopped. So, when after a high-speed chase he comes upon a car full of teenagers?two of whom are dead and two blind because of bad moonshine, he refuses to rest until he puts a stop to the distributor of the deadly brew. The moonshine maker is also the owner of a discotheque who, once his identity is revealed, becomes Pusser's hunted prey. If the sheriff allowed himself to be bogged down by legal red tape, the bootlegger might escape punishment, but Pusser is not that type of cop. He wants justice - any way that he can get it.