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Da 5 Bloods (2020)

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Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writers:

Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo (as Paul Demeo) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Delroy Lindo ... Paul
Jonathan Majors ... David
Clarke Peters ... Otis
Norm Lewis ... Eddie
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Melvin
Mélanie Thierry ... Hedy
Paul Walter Hauser ... Simon
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Seppo
Johnny Nguyen ... Vinh Tran (as Johnny Trí Nguyen)
Y. Lan Y. Lan ... Tiên Luu (as Lê Y Lan)
Lam Nguyen ... Quân (as Nguyen Ngoc Lâm)
Sandy Huong Pham ... Michon
Jean Reno ... Desroche
Chadwick Boseman ... Stormin' Norman
Veronica Ngo ... Hanoi Hannah

How Spike Lee Prepared 'Da 5 Bloods' Cast for War

Director Spike Lee and Da 5 Bloods stars Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Norm Lewis discuss the film's significance and the intense training it required.

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From Academy Award® Winner Spike Lee comes a new joint: the story of four African American Vets - Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) - who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul's concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature - while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War. Written by Netflix

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Adventure | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, grisly images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

To be named Desroche (instead of Desroches) in France is extremely rare. Only 390 people were born in France bearing this exact name since 1890. See more »

Goofs

The amount of gold in their backpacks is much too heavy to be carried and tossed around as shown in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Vinh Tran: I can help you get it out the country.
Otis: All right. we'll give you a share.
Vinh Tran: How much is that?
Otis: Million.
Hedy: We want in too.
Otis: You want in?
Hedy: Yeah.
Otis: Alright.
Melvin: Damn Otis just put the gold on Craigslist!
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References More American Graffiti (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

What's Going On
Written by Renaldo Benson (as Renaldo Obie Benson), Al Cleveland (as Alfred W. Cleveland), Marvin Gaye (as Marvin P. Gaye)
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great movie. Not for everyone.
12 June 2020 | by atochtermanSee all my reviews

A Spike Lee Joint. Those familiar with his work will recognize his trademark style mixed with homage from some of the most brilliant war films of all time. Thats not to say Spike Lee rips anyone off, but instead incorporates themes and elements from some all time classics (no need to list references here). The film is incredibly relevant in these times, and can be a difficult watch, but a necessary one. Spike's film can seem disjointed at times but in an incredibly artistic way. Not everyone will appreciate this. I could go on and on about the brilliant oscar worthy performances of the actors, but let's be honest, you're either gonna watch this or not. Watch This.


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Release Date:

12 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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Chiang Mai, Thailand See more »

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