Duke Johnson (Fred Williamson) is going to Bucktown to bury his brother and stick around just long enough to pick up his share of the pie, which is the Club Alabam. The joint was closed down after his brothersí untimely demise. Once there, Duke learns itís going to take 60 days for him to take ownership of the club and turn around and sell it. Sticking around in Bucktown is not what Duke had in mind.
Heís convinced, by his brotherís friend Harley, to take
ownership right away, fix the place up and make it more attractive to a
potential buyer. Taking over the club right away would mean forking over the
whopping sum of $39 that was in his brotherís wallet when he died. Thatís not
allÖhe has to pony up an additional $450 to get the padlock off the door.
Crooked cops! He does, opens up, and immediately the place is hoppiní. What he
doesnít know is the copís shakedown the business community and youíd better
play along. Duke doesnít play along and gets on the bad side of the law. What
the law in Bucktown does not know is that Duke has a friend Roy, who owes Duke
Along for the ride is hot-ass Pam Grier, who initially doesnít like big- shot Duke, because he wasnít around when his brother, and her lover, needed help. They patch up their differences though and itís down to business. Bucktown far exceeded my expectations as I believed it was going to be a very formulaic Blaxploitation flick, and in my opinion it wasnít. It has a nice twist of fate to it and one really good scene as Carl Weathers doleís out baseball bat justice to one of the honkey cops. Easily a buy for fans of the genre.