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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

All the locations for this movie were actual existing practical locations. 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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Come on and Dream Some Paradise
Sung by New Birth
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Paul Winfield wants to get rid of all the drug pushers in Gordon's War
10 February 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

After playing a villain in Trouble Man, Paul Winfield was then cast by director Ossie Davis as Gordon Hudson, a Vietnam vet who starts an all-out war on the drug pushers in Harlem after his wife died of an overdose. He gets help from fellow veterans Bee Bishop (Carl Lee), Otis Russell (David Downing), and Roy Green (Tony King). Among the people they're after: Luther the Pimp (Carl Gordon) and Spanish Harry (Gilbert Lewis). Not all is serious, though, during one scene Roy gets very lucky with a fine white woman (Jackie Page credited as "Bedroom Girl") and you get to see...oh, watch the movie. Also, music artist Grace Jones appears as Mary, one of many naked women assembling the stuff in abandoned buildings. Lots of cool explosions and a climatic chase of a car pursuing a motorcycle keeps the film on an exciting level. So on that note, Gordon's War is worth a look. P.S. On the Wikipedia site, it's revealed that Lewis was the original King of Cartoons on "Pee-wee's Playhouse". He'd eventually be replaced by William "Blacula" Marshall.


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