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.
Did You Know?
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
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
Damn! What is that sound?
They don't sound like that back home.
We ain't home, son. We ain't home.
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 See more