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Gordon's War (1973)

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Four Vietnam Vets go to war against the drug dealers and pimps of Harlem.

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Ossie Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Winfield ... Gordon Hudson
Carl Lee Carl Lee ... Bee Bishop
David Downing ... Otis Russell
Tony King ... Roy Green
Gilbert Lewis ... Spanish Harry
Carl Gordon ... Luther the Pimp
Nathan C. Heard Nathan C. Heard ... Big Pink
Grace Jones ... Mary
Jackie Page Jackie Page ... Bedroom Girl
Chuck Bergansky Chuck Bergansky ... Caucasian Killer (as Charles Bergansky)
Adam Wade ... Hustler
Hansford Rowe ... Dog Salesman
Warren Taurien Warren Taurien ... Goose
Ralph Wilcox Ralph Wilcox ... Black Hit Man
David Connell David Connell ... Hotel Proprieter
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Storyline

A black soldier comes home to Harlem after a tour in Vietnam and discovers that his wife had become a heroin addict and died of an overdose. Infuriated, he gathers three of his ex-GI buddies and they lay out plans to fight the drug dealers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They said it would take an army to get the mob out of Harlem. This is the army! This is Gordon's war!

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Adventure | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1974 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Guerra de um Homem See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sadly, Carl Lee, the actor who played Bee Bishop, would himself, die of a heroin overdose the next decade See more »

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The final chase sequence is filmed on both sunny and overcast days. See more »

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Connections

References Black Gunn (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Child of Tomorrow
Written by Angelo Badalamenti (as Andy Badale) and Al Elias
Sung by Barbara Mason
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Paul Winfield wants to get rid of all the drug pushers in Gordon's War
10 February 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

After playing a villain in Trouble Man, Paul Winfield was then cast by director Ossie Davis as Gordon Hudson, a Vietnam vet who starts an all-out war on the drug pushers in Harlem after his wife died of an overdose. He gets help from fellow veterans Bee Bishop (Carl Lee), Otis Russell (David Downing), and Roy Green (Tony King). Among the people they're after: Luther the Pimp (Carl Gordon) and Spanish Harry (Gilbert Lewis). Not all is serious, though, during one scene Roy gets very lucky with a fine white woman (Jackie Page credited as "Bedroom Girl") and you get to see...oh, watch the movie. Also, music artist Grace Jones appears as Mary, one of many naked women assembling the stuff in abandoned buildings. Lots of cool explosions and a climatic chase of a car pursuing a motorcycle keeps the film on an exciting level. So on that note, Gordon's War is worth a look. P.S. On the Wikipedia site, it's revealed that Lewis was the original King of Cartoons on "Pee-wee's Playhouse". He'd eventually be replaced by William "Blacula" Marshall.


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