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Avenging Disco Godfather (1976)
Avenging Godfather
Disco Godfather

Nomination Year: 1994
SYNOPSIS:  He's the Godfather of the Disco! Tucker (Rudy Ray Moore of Dolemite fame) is an ex-cop whose nephew Bucky is hospitalized by an accidental overdose of PCP (according to the film, also known as "Angel Dust, Smack, Whack, and Angel Dust"). In a swath of righteous vengeance, Tucker turns the underword upside-down as he uses his fists and wits -- well, his fists, anyway -- to take out an Angel-Dust-pushing drug cartel. But at what cost to himself? Not as high a cost as one who's watching this prime example of blaxsploitation.

Most Ludicrous Premise

"Where Is Bucky, and What Has He HAD?"
Tucker is the Godfather of the Disco. His nephew Bucky falls in with the wrong crowd and O.D.'s on PCP. He vows to turn the underworld upside-down until he finds those responsible. This clip starts it all in the Disco.

"Wanna Run That By Me Again?"

I Don't Think Putting Your Heads Together Is Gonna Do Much
The rally speech which states (among other things), that "we must put our heads together and fight a thing that can save the lives of thousands of our young people."

Deus Ex Machina

Look! Down on the Ground! It's Super-Jogger!
Tucker is fighting the guards outside the druglord's hideout. A passing jogger stops and asks what's going on. Tucker says, "This is an angel dust factory." "Angel dust?!" yells the jogger. He whips off his towel and suddenly becomes an expert martial artist.

"Whoops!"

Nobody Is Going To To Watch Watch This This Film
The opening credits read: "Rudy Ray Moore is the" then "The Avenging Godfather." Who did this? Same people who did "The The Eye Creatures," perhaps?

Worst Special Effect

Freeze, You Thugs!
Tucker -- he's the Godfather of Bad Acting. This shows his facial expressions as some goons shoot up his disco in stop-motion.

Crummiest Ending

No, Mama, THIS Ain't Right!
The baddies dose Tucker with angel dust. He has a weird-ass trip, goes nuts, and ends up strangling the main baddie. But he himself is left even more insane than usual.

Worst Acting

"Where Is Bucky, and What Has He HAD?"
Tucker is the Godfather of the Disco. His nephew Bucky falls in with the wrong crowd and O.D.'s on PCP. He vows to turn the underworld upside-down until he finds those responsible. This clip starts it all in the Disco.

Worst Picture

Geez, Put Your Weight on It, Already!
The disco, when Tucker is first introduced, to the endless "He's the godfather of the disco!" He tells us to "put your weight on it."

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Rudy Ray Moore "Dolemite" himself; famous badass and blaxploitation legend 
Howard Jackson one-man film bridge between Don "The Dragon" Wilson (Bloodfist VI) and Rudy Ray Moore (Avenging Disco Godfather
Director Claim to Fame
J. Robert Wagoner  

Bryan Cassidy

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