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Gordon's War (1973)

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Four Vietnam Vets go to war against the drug dealers and pimps of Harlem.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gordon Hudson
Carl Lee ...
Bee Bishop
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Otis Russell
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Roy Green
Gilbert Lewis ...
Spanish Harry
Carl Gordon ...
Luther the Pimp
Nathan C. Heard ...
Big Pink
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Mary
Jackie Page ...
Bedroom Girl
Chuck Bergansky ...
Caucasian Killer (as Charles Bergansky)
Adam Wade ...
Hustler
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Dog Salesman
Warren Taurien ...
Goose
Ralph Wilcox ...
Black Hit Man
David Connell ...
Hotel Proprieter
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Storyline

A black soldier comes home to Harlem after a tour in Vietnam and discovers that his wife had become a heroin addict and died of an overdose. Infuriated, he gathers three of his ex-GI buddies and they lay out plans to fight the drug dealers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They said it would take an army to get the mob out of Harlem. This is the army! This is Gordon's war!

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Adventure | Crime

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16 May 1974 (Sweden)  »

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A Guerra de um Homem  »

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Film debut of Grace Jones. See more »

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When Spanish Harry is riding the motorcycle being chased by Gordon and he cuts through the park, it cuts to Spanish Harry's point of view and you can clearly see the shadow of the camera mounted to the motorcycle. See more »

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Connections

References Hit Man (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Come On and Dream Some Paradise
Written by Angelo Badalamenti (as Andy Badale) and Al Elias
Sung by The New Birth
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Black Action At Its Finest!
28 December 2000 | by (Tucson, Arizona) – See all my reviews

As I sit hear listening to "Love Bug" by Tower of Power, I can't help but reflect on the similarly funky and action-packed score for this severely overlooked 70s action gem. I lost the album, which featured an angry Paul Winfield smashing a drug syringe (his shoe magnified to appear as big as one of those guns shoved into the foreground of any number of post-1990 crime thriller placards) but the band who "funked" the music to this movie was leagues ahead of Isaac Hayes. I say forego "Shaft" or even the 1,000,000 Fred Williamson offerings, and find this sucker...if you can. It's got extraordinary, "French Connection"-style locations, great performances, mean-spirited but cathartic violence, and action scenes (one including an escaping car with its rear axle tied down) ending with a crazy, high-speed motorcycle chase along the N.Y.C. docks that make watching some boring-ass Jim Brown "Slaughter" film or Billy Dee Williams in "Hit" appear as exciting as watching "Mrs. Doubtfire" with a room full of old people. I consider this and "Across 110th Street" as two of the genre's best. And don't forget, the best music to serenade a black Vietnam vet carrying a machine-gun yet.


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