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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 188 nominations. See more awards »





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 »


M16's did not have a burst setting in Viet Nam. It was full auto or semi auto so they could unleash a full 30 round burst if need be. See more »


Vinh Tran: After you've been in a war, you understand it never really ends. Whether it's in your mind or in reality. There are just degrees.
Otis: Tell me about it.
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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Oscars Untamed (2021) See more »


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Written by Anna Gordy Gaye (as Anna Gaye), Marvin Gaye (as Marvin P. Gaye), James Nyx and Elgie Stover
Performed by Delroy Lindo
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A Spike Lee Disjoint
13 June 2020 | by DJWinstonSee all my reviews

Much as I admire Spike Lee's talent and audacity, this film just didn't work for me. Too many preposterous plot points while the motivations (of everyone, it seemed) were never clear. The whole thing was just confusing.

And yes, disjointed.

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Release Date:

12 June 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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