MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,993 this week

Bucktown (1975)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  2 July 1975 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 683 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 15 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 06 Nov 2010
 
a list of 47 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 317 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Bucktown" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bucktown (1975)

Bucktown (1975) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bucktown.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Black Caesar (1973)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The vampire Mamuwalde (Blacula) is stirred by African voodoo, and is forced to kill again.

Director: Bob Kelljan
Stars: William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier
The Mack (1973)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus
Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks Jr.
Stars: Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly
Strip Search (1997)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Robby Durrell is the prince of the vice squad. A man who's seen it all and done a little of it too. But when the enchanting Sela hires him to help track down her stripper-stepdaughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Hewitt
Stars: Michael Paré, Pam Grier, Lucie Laurier
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A docile black law student is possessed by a 1940's mobster in mid-70's New Orleans. The mobster seeks revenge upon the people who killed him and his sister.

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle
Tough Enough (1983)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Carlene Watkins, Stan Shaw
Dolemite (1975)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dolemite is a pimp who was set up by Willie Greene and the cops, who have planted drugs, stolen furs, and guns in his trunk and got him sentenced to 20 years in jail. One day, Queen B and a... See full summary »

Director: D'Urville Martin
Stars: Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin, Jerry Jones
That Man Bolt (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

To take a briefcase from Hong Kong to Mexico City, via Los Angeles, is it necessary to call on that man - Bolt? With the number of dangerous spies and gangsters who are after that briefcase, maybe Jefferson Bolt is not enough.

Directors: Henry Levin, David Lowell Rich
Stars: Fred Williamson, Byron Webster, Miko Mayama
Black Samson (1974)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a brave stand against Nappa and his flunkies.

Director: Charles Bail
Stars: Rockne Tarkington, William Smith, Connie Strickland
Black Gunn (1972)
Action | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Jim Brown, Martin Landau, Brenda Sykes
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Johnny Barrows, a G.I, is dishonorably discharged from the army after striking his commanding officer. When he returns home, he is mugged and thrown in jail. Down on his luck and with no ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Williamson
Stars: Fred Williamson, Roddy McDowall, Stuart Whitman
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Duke Johnson
...
Thalmus Rasulala ...
Roy
Tony King ...
T.J.
Bernie Hamilton ...
Art Lund ...
Chief Patterson
Tierre Turner ...
Steve
Morgan Upton ...
Sam
...
Hambone
Jim Bohan ...
Clete
Robert Burton ...
Merle
Gene Simms ...
Josh
Bruce Watson ...
Bagman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jody Maxwell ...
Topless dancer / girlfriend
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 July 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bucktown: Panikos stin poli  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

(Movielab)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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

Quotes

Steve: I ain't a pimp. I'm Walt Disney, and this is Disneyland!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Arthur's Kids: A Conversation with Arthur Marks (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Bucktown Song
By Luther Rabb
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Amusing, sleazy, action-movie.
21 November 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Dean Johnson (Fred Williamson) came to Bucktown to bury his murdered brother. Dean is forced to stay in Bucktown for two months, because of his brother's will. Now Dean works on his late brother's bar, he becomes friends with a foxy lady named Aretha (Pam Grier) but he has to deal with a sleazy police force led by Chief Patterson (Art Lund) and his men. When Dean calls his best friend Roy (Thalmus Rasulala) to clean up the mess in Bucktown with the help of Roy's men. The clean up is successful and getting rid of these sleazy cops but it ain't easy. Dean slowly realized that Roy and his men are the same of the previous corrupt cops. They want money from any business in town. Now Dean becomes a one-man army to get rid of Roy and his men.

Directed by Arthur Marks (Detroit 9000, Friday Foster, J.D.'s Revenge) made an entertaining, action movie with some good laughs. Williamson is fun to watch as the lead hero. Grier is fine as Dean's girlfriend. Rasulala and Lund are strong in supporting roles. It is nice to Carl Weathers as one of Roy's tough guys in a small role.

DVD has an good anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer and an OK Dolby 2.0 Mono Sound. The DVD's only extra is the original theatrical trailer. "Bucktown" does have some good moments, some of the dialogue are extremely funny but the movie becomes laughable at times and forced at times. Despite some flaws, It's a fun "Soul Cinema" feature. (*** ½/*****).


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bucktown (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?