Fiction Lover's Film Companion: 'Dead Presidents'
A young man leaves the comfort of his neighborhood to fight in the Vietnam War, only to return with his life in shambles. Feeling betrayed by the U.S. government, he plots an armored car heist with his friend that ends in violence. A powerful story of life after war.
Starring Larenz Tate, Chris Tucker and Keith David.
Directed by the Hughes Brothers (Allen & Albert Hughes). Based loosely on the experiences of a soldier profiled in the book Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans by Wallace Terry.
1995, 119 mins. Rated R.