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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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?


According to an interview with Giancarlo Esposito he was in talks to be cast alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, and John David Washington; however due to scheduling conflicts, it fell apart. 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 »


Melvin: And maybe someday if I come to Paris, you can show me the "Champs-Eleesees."
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References Rambo III (1988) See more »


(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company / Curtom Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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This is a Spike Lee movie?
13 June 2020 | by wangzunxinSee all my reviews

No idea how the ratings are as high as they are on this one.

So many lame moments throughout the movie. Didn't even bother to cast younger versions of the main crew to match the flashbacks in the story

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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:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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