If you like war dramas, heist stories, and/or movies with a political point of view, take this opportunity to vote for the best Da 5 Bloods quotes. This new Netflix original is all three of those things. It mixes some thought-provoking one liners about the cost of war with funny lines exchanged between the main characters, who are old friends. In doing so, the film achieves real power, keeping you entertained while also providing a number of provocative ideas to think about.
The story follows four Black Vietnam vets -- Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), and Eddie (Norm Lewis) -- who reunite in the country where they once fought. Their goal is to find a stash of gold that they buried back during the war, at the behest of their commanding officer, Stormin' Norman (Chadwick Boseman). What they don't anticipate is that they aren't the only ones who know about the gold. As that heist story plays out, the movie makes some serious points about the important role of African-Americans in the Vietnam War.
Da 5 Bloods was directed by Spike Lee, the Oscar-winning filmmaker of BlacKkKlansman, Do the Right Thing, and Malcolm X. He co-wrote the screenplay with Kevin Willmott, Danny Bilson, and Paul De Meo. The supporting cast includes Jean Reno as an exporter the guys hire to ship the gold back home, and Jonathan Majors as Paul's son David.
Vote up the most memorable Da 5 Bloods quotes from the list below.
The USA Owes Us
Stormin' Norman: Who feels like they’re ripping something off? We was the very first people that died for this red, white, and blue. We been dying for this country from the very get. I say the USA owes us.A great quote?
You Don't Even Know
Paul: I’m broken, man.
Otis: So, what, you’re blaming yourself?
Paul: You don’t even know.A great quote?
Melvin: Damn, Otis just put the gold on Craigslist!A great quote?
Never Really Ends
Vinh Tran: After you've been in a war, you understand it never really ends.A great quote?