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Bucktown (1975)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 2 July 1975 (USA)
After being hassled by The Man in a southern town, a cool operator asks some violent friends for help. After all, if you can't trust another brother, who can you trust?


Arthur Marks


Bob Ellison




Complete credited cast:
Fred Williamson ... Duke Johnson
Pam Grier ... Aretha
Thalmus Rasulala ... Roy
Tony King ... T.J.
Bernie Hamilton ... Harley
Art Lund ... Chief Patterson
Tierre Turner ... Steve
Morgan Upton ... Sam
Carl Weathers ... Hambone
Jim Bohan Jim Bohan ... Clete
Robert Burton Robert Burton ... Merle
Gene Simms Gene Simms ... Josh
Bruce Watson ... Bagman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jody Maxwell ... Topless Dancer / Girlfriend


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 police 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 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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During the climatic fight between Duke and Roy, Bob Minor (doubling for Thalmus Rasulula) is visible several times. See more »


Aretha: Well, let me tell you something about people, big shot. Whether they're white, black, green yellow or purple; when they smell a few dollars - they all act alike.
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Featured in Arthur's Kids: A Conversation with Arthur Marks (2010) See more »


Bucktown Song
by Luther Rabb
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Classic Movie!
7 October 2011 | by marlonwriterSee all my reviews

The storyline threw me for a loop when I first saw it. For a 70's movie, this is good stuff.

It's possibly Carl Weathers' first movie (he made two movies that year), and I wish he would've had more lines, but he really played his part well.

I also love Tony King's role and how he played the part. He's the perfect villain.

I love how the crew from Philadelphia came to town with style, attitude, and swagger dripping from their suits.

Nevertheless, Fred Williamson was the ultimate Alpha male, and Pam Grier was the sweetest woman. The only not-so-good thing about this movie is the final fight scene. It could've been better.

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Release Date:

2 July 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bucktown, U.S.A. See more »

Filming Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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