In Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods,' The War Never Ends : Pop Culture Happy Hour In Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, four Black war veterans return to Vietnam. They're there to retrieve the remains of a fellow soldier, who died on the battlefield. They're also after millions of dollars' worth of gold bars they'd hidden during the war. Da 5 Bloods was supposed to roll out in theaters this summer; instead, it dropped on Netflix earlier this month. But it's still a major Oscar contender — a war epic that's grand in scope, with generational scars that run deep.
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In Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods,' The War Never Ends

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In Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods,' The War Never Ends

In Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods,' The War Never Ends

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Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Delroy Lindo and Jonathan Majors star in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods. Netflix hide caption

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Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Delroy Lindo and Jonathan Majors star in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods.

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In Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, four Black war veterans return to Vietnam. Played by Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, and Delroy Lindo, they're there to retrieve the remains of a fellow soldier, played by Chadwick Boseman, who died on the battlefield. They're also after millions of dollars' worth of gold bars they had hidden during the war. Joined by one of their adult sons (Jonathan Majors), the four friends journey into the jungles of Vietnam, where many dangers and revelations await. Da 5 Bloods was supposed to roll out in theaters this summer; instead, it dropped on Netflix earlier this month. But it's still a major Oscar contender — a war epic that's grand in scope, with generational scars that run deep.

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