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After his brother's death, Duke Johnson (Fred Williamson) travels to a small Southern town to organize his brother's funeral. During his stay, he decides to revive his brother's nightclub business. However, this venture quickly uncovers the thinly veiled racism and corruption that run rampant in the town. Duke and his friend Aretha (Pam Grier) face demands for bribes and violence from the police. With the arrival of Duke's pal Roy (Thalmus Rasulala), the situation only escalates.

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  • Jun 17, 2007
    A standout but little-known gem of the blaxploitation genre. It contains all the Blaxploitation ingredients: (Crooked cops, a black gang, jive-talking, dashes of pimping, drugs, kung-fu and sex.) But where most Blaxploitation films combine these to corny yet endearing effect, Bucktown manages to reconfigure the chronology and intensity of the ingredients, and come up with a highly refreshing and intense action movie. The whole becomes much more than the sum of its parts. This is all helped greatly by Williamson's controlled intensity on screen, managing to almost totally eclipse Grier: no mean feat.
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