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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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Paul Winfield wants to get rid of all the drug pushers in Gordon's War See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)

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 (TVC)
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Trivia:
All the locations for this movie were actual existing practical locations.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The final chase sequence is filmed on both sunny and overcast days.See more »
Quotes:
[You guys have seen it, one junkie will bring down everyone around him, he'll steal his mother's rent, sell his sister's ass and spend the cancer to little kids. The pusher and the junkie are an invading army and they've turned Harlem into a battlefield, well OK, we've been in a war before, now the only ones who can make a difference are men like us and we're gonna do this just like we did it in the 'Nam because if we don't do it, we're gonna lose a whole generation of kids to dope. Now, I want you to find an old abandoned building and set up a command post. Next, I want every piece of military equipment you can lay your hands on, we've been trained under fire, yeah it's a shitty business but we're experts. We're gonna use all the tools of the trade, we're gonna drive those bastards out!] See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in And Now My Love (1974)See more »
Soundtrack:
Come on and Dream Some ParadiseSee more »

FAQ

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Paul Winfield wants to get rid of all the drug pushers in Gordon's War, 10 February 2012
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

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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