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Bucktown (1975)

R  |   |  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 ...
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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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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

Roy: You listen Aretha. You show me anybody who gives a damn about anybody else and I'll show you a fool; a damn fool. Who go through life with their hands out, begging instead of grabbing. Do you think anybody here in this town is any different? They don't give a damn who gets killed, just so long as the dice keep rolling, the hos keep hoing, and the money keeps flowing. It all revolves around the 'Big G' baby - the Big Green.
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Bucktown Song
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If you expect Pam Grier to kick butt along with Fred Williamson in Bucktown, you'll be disappointed
11 February 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Fred Williamson plays Duke Johnson who is visiting a Southern town in order to bury his brother Ben and to try to sell Ben's Club Alabam bar which just closed. He has to wait 60 days, however, so he now has to stay during that time before he can do it. With the advice of Harley (Bernie Hamilton), however, Duke decides to once again open the bar. During some of that time, Harley's friend Aretha (Pam Grier) has some friction with him concerning his not even going to visit his brother during those last years before they fall in love. Along the way, some racist neighbors try to get some money from him which then has Duke inviting some friends like Roy (Thalmus Rasulala) to kick their ass. After that happens, well, something worse happens...While the drama was pretty compelling concerning the players I just mentioned, I have to admit some disappointment in not having Ms. Grier do some fighting herself since I've been used to her doing so in her other AIP movies. It's seems to be Fred doing it all by himself most of time. So if you're expecting something campy, you won't find it here. But if you don't mind drama mixed with action, Bucktown might be your cup of tea.


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