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Your favorite Buford?


Joe Don, or Bo?

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Bo Svenson.He looked the most like the real Pusser,as compared to Baker and Dennehy,or the Rock.Plus,he played the part the most.

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Yes,Bo Svenson is the spitting image of the real Buford Pusser,I think they made a good choice when they cast him as a replacement for Buford himself after his Corvette crash fatality.I bet they took their time to make sure they did it right.However,movies 2 and 3 are pretty lame compared to movie 1.In movie 1,Joe Don always carried the stick,in 2 and 3 it was only occasionally used.Likewise in the series,the stick was a rather rare on screen star.In the episode "Company Town" its not used at all!! I am glad though that Mr Svenson chose to do the TV series instead of Joe Don or Brian Dennehy.....he was the best choice for that "tamed" version for general family viewing (even though the ratings tanked).

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Where did that stick come from thats in the Buford Pusser display? I could have sworn I also saw a photograph of him after his jaw was shot where he was with stick.

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In 'Company Town', he did use part of a fence like his stick in one fight scene...

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oh just stop raining on everyone's parade. he walks tall and carries a big stick and there is a santa clause!

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So,I guess Pusser's use of the fence in Company Town to fight off that gang of Clausen thugs was inspired by the actual Buford incident? That would be interesting,because that almost makes the series more historically accurate than the movies!

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