Condemned by the Catholic press and universally panned by critics, BUCKTOWN actually offers an intriguing premise let down by flat storytelling and dull direction.
Duke Johnson (Fred Williamson) arrives in a small Southern city to bury his brother Ben. While waiting for the estate to go through so he can sell his brother's bar, the Alabam, Duke allows the place to stay open despite harassment from corrupt cops demanding kickbacks. Ben's former girlfriend,
Aretha (Pam Grier) sees Duke as "just another big-city jive-ass spook" blowing through town, but changes her tune when he stands up to the cops and mops the floor with them. It turns out the same cops had beate...