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Bucktown (1975)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  2 July 1975 (USA)
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Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince ... See full summary »

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Duke Johnson
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Thalmus Rasulala ...
Roy
Tony King ...
T.J.
Bernie Hamilton ...
Art Lund ...
Chief Patterson
Tierre Turner ...
Steve
Morgan Upton ...
Sam
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Hambone
Jim Bohan ...
Clete
Robert Burton ...
Merle
Gene Simms ...
Josh
Bruce Watson ...
Bagman
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Jody Maxwell ...
Topless dancer / girlfriend
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Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince Duke to reopen his late brother's nightclub, and soon the local redneck policemen are intimidating Duke with threats of violence. Duke refuses to pay the bribes they demand, so then he and his lady friend Aretha are threatened and attacked by the crooked cops. Rather than take them on himself, Duke calls on his old pal Roy. Roy brings a few buddies to Bucktown, and they bring justice to the small town. With the redneck cops out of the way, Duke lets his guard down. Then the situation gets out of hand again. Finally, Duke must settle the score himself. Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

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WHATEVER YOU WANT THEY'VE GOT... And Bucktown is where you'll find it!

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Bucktown: Panikos stin poli  »

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During the climatic fight between Duke and Roy, Bob Minor (doubling for Thalmus Rasulula) can be seen many times. See more »

Quotes

Chief Patterson: You're not going to kill me. News travels fast. It's bound to get to the state troopers. If they ask any questions, you're gonna tell your black mayor to tell them that you're holding the chief of police for breaking thew law. No, you're gonna keep me alive. 'Cause I'm gonna keep you black asses from burning in hell!
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Referenced in Rich Hall's the Dirty South (2010) See more »

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Bucktown Song
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Another Pam Grier classic
19 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, she doesn't show those Pammeries often (just one time) in this film, but just the chance to see Ms. Grier perform is worth the price of admission.

She actually has a very meaty role in the 70s blaxploitation flick that also stars Fred Williamson (From Dusk Till Dawn), who is set to play Henry Kissinger in his 100th film this year; and Carl Weathers (Rocky I-IV, "In the Heat of the Night"), and Thalmus Rasulala (Willie Dynamite, Blacula).

Bob Ellison's screenplay actually is interesting for the genre and the twist in the story is unique.

And, did I mention it is another chance to see Ms. Grier?


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