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Gordon's War (1973)

R  |   |  Adventure, Crime  |  16 May 1974 (Sweden)
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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
Tony King ...
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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Trivia

This film was done with no second unit. 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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Referenced in And Now My Love (1974) See more »

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Child of Tomorrow
Written by Angelo Badalamenti (as Andy Badale) and Al Elias
Sung by Barbara Mason
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You are disrespecting all the sisters in the room.
26 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Those looking for classic blaxploitation will find it here: pimps and rug dealers in fancy furs, shooting galleries, naked chicks packaging heroin, black men and white women, and the mafia controlling it all from the shadows.

Paul Winfield had received an Oscar nomination for Sounder the same year as he made this film, and he was to make one of my personal favorites, Conrack, the next year, so this was probably the peak of his acting career.

He is a Vietnam vet who comes home to tragedy and vows to do something. He gathers some friends and starts a private war against the drug dealers. It was an interesting film with many familiar faces in the blaxploitation genre.

Despite the weak ending, it was a good example of a positive blaxploitation film.


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