Put Yo’ Weight On It!

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Standup comic Rudy Ray Moore (Dolemite) is Tucker, a cop-turned-disco Dj who hits the streets with a vengeance after his nephew Bucky flips out on angel dust. He learns that there’s an epidemic of this going on and traces it to a pusher named Stinger Ray. You know what time it is: time for Tucker to kung some fu and whup some bellbottomed ass. Moore, certainly one of the more eccentric figures in blaxploitation cinema, with his rhymes, esoteric non sequiturs and gonzo fashion sense is always a joy to behold. The opening scene where he dances in a powder blue glitter rock jumpsuit that would’ve made Vegas era Elvis blush is worth the price of admission. “See if you playas can ball that!

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