Gordon's War

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Gordon's War
Gordons war poster 01.jpg
Directed byOssie Davis
Produced byRobert Schaffel
Written byHoward Friedlander & Ed Spielman
StarringPaul Winfield
Music byAngelo Badalamenti (as Andy Badale), Al Elias
CinematographyVictor J. Kemper
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • August 9, 1973 (1973-08-09)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.6 million[1]
Box office$1,250,000 (US/ Canada rentals)[2]

Gordon's War is a 1973 action film written by Howard Friedlander and Ed Spielman, and directed by Ossie Davis. It stars Paul Winfield as Gordon Hudson.


A Vietnam veteran returns home to find drug dealers and addicts now rule his old neighborhood, and that even his own wife has fallen victim to drugs. Together with three of his buddies from Vietnam, he fights back.



The music heard throughout the film has become a well-respected album in its own right, performed by Badder Than Evil, Barbara Mason, New Birth and Sister Goose And The Ducklings.

The most of songs were composed and performed by Badder Than Evil, a funk / R&B project of Albert Sahley Elias (credited as Al Elias) and Angelo Badalamenti (credited as Andy Badale). Their track Hot Wheels (the chase) has been sampled by scores of artists including Public Enemy, Coldcut and Blade.

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  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p257
  2. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1973", Variety, 9 January 1974 p 60

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