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Director:
Writers:
Howard Friedlander (written by) and
Ed Spielman (written by)
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Release Date:
16 May 1974 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
They said it would take an army to get the mob out of Harlem. This is the army! This is Gordon's war!
Plot:
Four Vietnam Vets go to war against the drug dealers and pimps of Harlem. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Paul Winfield ... Gordon Hudson
Carl Lee ... Bee Bishop

David Downing ... Otis Russell
Tony King ... Roy Green
Gilbert Lewis ... Spanish Harry
Carl Gordon ... Luther the Pimp
Nathan C. Heard ... Big Pink

Grace Jones ... Mary
Jackie Page ... Bedroom Girl
Chuck Bergansky ... Caucasian Killer (as Charles Bergansky)
Adam Wade ... Hustler

Hansford Rowe ... Dog Salesman
Warren Taurien ... Goose
Ralph Wilcox ... Black Hit Man
David Connell ... Hotel Proprieter
Rochelle LeNoir ... Gordon's Wife (as Richelle LeNoir)
Michael Galloway ... Gray-Haired Executive
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beverly Goodman ... Girl in Audience (uncredited)
Charles McGregor ... Jim - Drug Dealer on Subway Station Platform (uncredited)
John Henry Redwood ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ossie Davis 
 
Writing credits
Howard Friedlander (written by) and
Ed Spielman (written by)

Produced by
Robert Schaffel .... producer (as Robert L. Schaffel)
Edgar J. Scherick .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti  (as Andy Badale)
Al Elias 
 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Eric Albertson 
 
Casting by
Sylvia Fay 
 
Art Direction by
Perry Watkins 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Drumheller 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone 
 
Makeup Department
Scott Cunningham .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Max Henriquez .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Esmeralda Sanchez .... makeup trainee (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ira Loonstein .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neil A. Machlis .... second assistant director (as Neil Machlis)
Dwight Williams .... assistant director
Kirby De Villier .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Laurie B. Eichengreen .... assistant director trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Thomas Saccio .... property master
Harold Farrington .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Carlos Quiles .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Kenneth Weinberg .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Al Gramaglia .... sound re-recordist
Lee Bost .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Fred James .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Robert Rogow .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tony Parmelee .... special effects (uncredited)
Cliff Wenger .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Everett Creach .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James P. Dolan .... gaffer (as James Dolan)
James Finnerty .... key grip
Lew Barrett .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jack Brown .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ronald Dolan .... best boy (uncredited)
Edward Gold .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ed Larkin .... grip (uncredited)
Keith Wilson .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Newman .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Lyn Griffith .... apprentice film editor
Patrick McMahon .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Horace Ott .... conductor
Horace Ott .... music arranger
 
Transportation Department
Edward J. Gildea Sr. .... driver (uncredited)
Raymond Hartwick .... teamster captain (uncredited)
Edward Iacobelli .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Horace Balmer .... technical advisor
Joseph DeCosta .... technical advisor
George Hx Hudson .... location consultant
Julia Tucker .... script supervisor
Grace Blake .... production secretary (uncredited)
Barbara De Fina .... production office coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Ray .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Ed Rich .... location auditor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
90 min | Germany:85 min
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Color:
Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Ossie Davis let the actors choose their own wardrobes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The final chase sequence is filmed on both sunny and overcast days.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in And Now My Love (1974)See more »
Soundtrack:
Child of TomorrowSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
You are disrespecting all the sisters in the room., 26 December 2008
Author: lastliberal from United States

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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