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Disco Godfather
(1979)
Reviewed by Scott Murdock
Rating: 7.5 Beans

udy Ray Moore (Dolemite!) is back and, in some ways, mellower than ever! Moore plays Tucker Williams, a bare-chested, disco-dancin', ass-whoopin' powerhouse who DJs nightly at his disco palace. When his nephew Bucky (as well as a young neighborhood girl) gets high on PCP and winds up in the hospital, Dolemi... oops, I mean Tucker hooks up with the cops and organizes a neighborhood watch to drive the pushers out of town. He even gets a little too involved by harassing anyone who looks the least bit ragged out on the streets.

But then, things get out of control when Dolem...Tucker is awakened by pounding on his door and opens it to find a dog nailed to the door... a sign that the Drug Lord is pissed and has murdered Dolemit...Tucker's lifetime friend as a message to DoleTucker to lay off. A lot of fighting ensues, and a bittersweet ending brings Tuckermite a quasi-victory at a tragic price.

"Disco Godfather"'s powerful message and brilliant imagery of whacked delusions are overshadowed by the very things that make this movie a festival of cheese. Boom mikes swing into view here and there. The soundtrack is lifted directly from "The Human Tornado". Rudy looks mighty sweet in that shiny white disco suit. The sound quality is terrible and the budget must have been pretty tight since unexpected street noises were allowed to block out dialogue. But, Pucci Jhones makes a great Angel of Death in the psychadelic scenes.

Just say "no" to drugs.






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