Gordon's War (1987)
This is one the best movies of the blaxploitation era, which strangely, didn't acquired the cult status that SUPERFLY, SHAFT & COFFY enjoy today. This movie has a great cast: a very young Paul Winfield(Gordon), Carl Lee ( Bee; who also played "Eddie" in SUPERFLY ), Gilbert Lewis ( Spanish Harry ) and a cameo role by a then very young unknown Grace Jones ( Mary ). The plot is catching: Gordon, a green beret vet from the Vietnam war returns home to find that out that his wife died victim of drugs. From that moment on, Gordon starts a war against all the pushers & drug dealers to get the dope out of Harlem. He recruits a few friends to help him stage this bloody battle against, mainly, Spanish Harry, the Big Shot of Harlem! The movie is fast paced with plenty of action and clever(70s) dialogue. Also the soundtrack is wonderful too. Songs like "Child Of Tomorrow", a beautiful sad ballad sung with deep soulness by Barbara Mason & "Come On And Dream Some Paradise",great funky music by New Birth, contributes as much to the plot as the visuals of the movie. This is an action movie with a message and a heart! I almost cried the first time I saw the ending of this movie back in 1973. Trust me on this one: GET THIS MOVIE!
Director: Ossie Davis
Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.)
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, NTSC
Rated:R Not for sale to persons under age 18.
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
DVD Release Date: November 25, 1987
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