Gordon's War

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Gordon's War
Gordons war poster 01.jpg
Directed by Ossie Davis
Produced by Robert Schaffel
Written by Howard Friedlander, Ed Spielman
Starring Paul Winfield
Music by Angelo Badalamenti (as Andy Badale), Al Elias
Cinematography Victor J. Kemper
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • August 9, 1973 (1973-08-09)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
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 others. The 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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