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


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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16 May 1974 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Guerra de um Homem  »

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Director Ossie Davis let the actors choose their own wardrobes. See more »


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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Written by Angelo Badalamenti (as Andy Badale) and Al Elias
Sung by Barbara Mason
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Solid Blaxploitation revenge flick
2 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Paul Winfield stars as the eponymous hero in this highly satisfying, gritty and violent actioner in which after returning home from Nam and finding his beloved wife has died of an overdose, our hero decides to wage war on the drug pushers, pimps and general low life infesting the streets of Harlem. Unfortunately, Gordon is brought to the swift realisation (painfully!) that one man alone is not enough to tackle the problem, so enlists the aid of some old army buddies including the ever super cool Tony King and promptly sets about coming down heavy on the nefarious wretches who are destroying the neighbourhood.

Bucket loads of glorious violence and some fine action set pieces follow in this solidly rendered flick which is all the more sadly, so little known. Winfield, although hardly pushed in this, is fine as ever as are the rest of the cast and the director really succeeds in making us care about these protagonists in the ever more perilous situation they find themselves in. Special mention also to the highly exciting final chase scene in this although the final conclusion involving the assassination of the apparent 'real' top dog running all of the drugs business in the area is regretfully somewhat confusing not to mention unsatisfyingly abrupt. Nonetheless, such a small matter in no way detracts from the overall entertainment value of all that precedes it. Highly recommended.

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