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Gordon's War (1973)

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Four Vietnam Vets go to war against the drug dealers and pimps of Harlem.

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Ossie Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Winfield ... Gordon Hudson
Carl Lee Carl Lee ... Bee Bishop
David Downing ... Otis Russell
Tony King ... Roy Green
Gilbert Lewis ... Spanish Harry
Carl Gordon ... Luther the Pimp
Nathan C. Heard Nathan C. Heard ... Big Pink
Grace Jones ... Mary
Jackie Page Jackie Page ... Bedroom Girl
Chuck Bergansky Chuck Bergansky ... Caucasian Killer (as Charles Bergansky)
Adam Wade ... Hustler
Hansford Rowe ... Dog Salesman
Warren Taurien Warren Taurien ... Goose
Ralph Wilcox ... Black Hit Man
David Connell 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!

Genres:

Adventure | Crime

Certificate:

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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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Connections

References Hit Man (1972) See more »

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Come On and Dream Some Paradise
Written by Angelo Badalamenti (as Andy Badale) and Al Elias
Sung by The New Birth
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You are disrespecting all the sisters in the room.
26 December 2008 | by lastliberalSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1974 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Guerra de um Homem See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$823,282
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Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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