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?
The five "Bloods" that were seen throughout the movie in present day scenes were named Paul, Melvin, Otis, Eddie, and David. These are also the individual names of the five members of African American vocal group The Temptations
. Their fallen "Blood", who was the leader and inspiration for the others during their days in the Vietnam War, was named Norman. Songwriter Norman Whitfield
produced virtually all of The Temptations' music during their time at Motown Records during the 60s and 70s. 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
We fought in an immoral war that wasn't ours for rights we didn't have.
References Rambo III
Got to Give It Up
Written by Marvin Gaye
(as Marvin P. Gaye)
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises See more