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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.

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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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

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

Along with Apocalypse Now (1979), the Chuck Norris "Missing In Action" movies and the Sylvester Stallone "Rambo" films are referenced when the men poke fun at the concept of returning to Vietnam to find forgotten MIA's. Also, the Gene Hackman film Uncommon Valor (1983), while not mentioned, shares the same plot of a group of older, out-of-shape veterans returning to Vietnam, including a younger member who wasn't in the war. See more »

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M-16s firing at full auto for 20 or 30 rounds is silly. Most guys had them set for short burst or they would be out of ammo all the time... See more »

Quotes

David: Damn! What is that sound?
Paul: Uh, cicadas.
David: Cicadas?
Paul: Yeah.
David: They don't sound like that back home.
Paul: We ain't home, son. We ain't home.
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Wholy Holy
Written by Renaldo Benson (as Renaldo Obie Benson), Al Cleveland (as Alfred W. Cleveland) and 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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Filming Locations:

Chiang Mai, Thailand See more »

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1.33 : 1
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