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Bucktown (DVD)
Actors: Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Thalmus Rasulala, Tony King, Bernie Hamilton
Director: Arthur Marks
Genres: Action & Adventure, Cult Movies, African American Cinema

Fred Williamson (Black Caesar) proves once again he's the ultimate soul brotherdark, daring and ready for surprises. He and sexy co-star Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) heat up the sheets and the streets in this scintillating sou...  more »


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Actors: Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Thalmus Rasulala, Tony King, Bernie Hamilton
Director: Arthur Marks
Genres: Action & Adventure, Cult Movies, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Blaxploitation, African American Cinema
Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Brandon W. from DETROIT, MI
Reviewed on 2/1/2011...
This is one of Blaxploitation's finest featuring 2 of the genres biggest draws: Pam Grier and Fred Williamson. So one could guess it would have all the elements of a Blaxploitation classic: hip 70's gear, jive slang, cool cars and funky music. But the show stealer in this one has to be Thalmus Rasulala as Roy. If you are a fan of the genre, then this is definitely a "must have" for your collection...

Movie Reviews

And I was there....
Wanda Jean Adams | Kansas City, Missouri United States | 06/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What can I say, I'm bias, why... not because this was another of those "black" films everyone thought should be made but because I actually had a small bit part in it. Yep, stood out there in the cold of Platte City (MO), with about 16 other extras. Saw the open call for extras on the bulletin board at school and answered the call. Hey, no money, no true fame, but at least my segment didn't get tossed to the cutting room floor and it was fun "being in a movie""
Williamson Takes Over the Town, and the Film, Too
Tsuyoshi | Kyoto, Japan | 04/07/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"As a soul cinema fan, it is hard for me to criticize this film, which unites two Afro-American icons, Pam Grier and Fred Williamson. Still, I must confess my disappointed feelings after watching "Bucktown," a rather mediocre film, considering those two fantastic leads."Bucktown" is a corrupt town where the corrupt cops donimate. Now Duke (Williamson), after his brother's suspicious death, comes back to this hometown (in a "Ger Carter" way), only to find himself trapped in between the hostile police and beautiful Aretha (Grier). Reluctantly he decides to stay there because of legal problems, and to manage the local bar. As (expectedly) the love between Aretha and Duke develops, the local police begin (expectedly) to show their true colors.The film is given a unique twist here; Duke calls in his old buddy Roy (Thalmus Rasulala, regular of blaxploitation genre) to wage a war against the cops, but the result turns out worse than he hoped. The film tries to provide a new point of view on this genre, giving a picture of a conflict between blacks, but it seems the film doesn't know how to end this awkward situation.Though the film is far from perfect, it keeps on going with a good pace, and Williamson as always shows his charismatic presense effectively though Pam Grier as a result is pushed aside to a minor role despite of her previous successful roles in "Coffy." My verdict is, "Bucktown" is not a terrible film as some critics label it, but it is, I must say, strictly for fans of this genre."
Cool film | usa | 09/27/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"this film worked really well.Both The "Hammer"&Pam Grier get down to Business's so sad at how they didn't get there Props back in the day because films like this Showcase how tight they were on screen&they always had alot of Great Action in the films.Pam Grier still Blows My Mind She is SuperBaddd!!"