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.


Spike Lee


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


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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Did You Know?


This was the final film of Chadwick Boseman to be released in his lifetime. He has one other Netflix film to be released later in 2020: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020). And Chadwick worked on both films while undergoing treatment for the colon cancer that ended his life. See more »


Movie shows the returned soldiers boarding a small boat on the Saigon River of Ho Chi Minh City and departing upstream... Next shot shows them traversing in the same boat, the narrow jungle canals of the Mekong Delta, but they are located downstream. See more »


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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References Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) See more »


Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written by Marvin Gaye (as Marvin P. Gaye) and James Nyx
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

As a Fourth Infantry grunt I found this film to really be a misleading view on the race relations in Nam!
16 June 2020 | by tdilley-09340See all my reviews

It's a shame that Spike Lee had to ruin what could have been an interesting take on the Vietnam war! As a ground pounder through 67-68 we all functioned as brothers in arms and backed each other no matter what race we represented. We fought together, cried together and laughed together. I wish they would have looked at facts vs myths when it came to putting this on the big screen. In light of what's happening in our world today this movie lacks truth and moral consciousness!!

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Release Date:

12 June 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Da 5 Bloods See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiang Mai, Thailand See more »

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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