2007   USA American Gangster
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Director:Ridley Scott
Studio:Universal Studios
Writer:Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson
IMDb Rating:7.9 (137,284 votes)
Awards:Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 22 nominations
Genre:Crime, Drama
Duration:157 min
Ridley Scott  ...  (Director)
Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson  ...  (Writer)
Denzel Washington  ...  Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe  ...  Det. Richie Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor  ...  Huey Lucas
Josh Brolin  ...  Detective Trupo
Lymari Nadal  ...  Eva
Ted Levine  ...  Det. Lou Toback
Roger Guenveur Smith  ...  Nate
John Hawkes  ...  Det. Freddie Spearman
RZA  ...  Moses Jones
Yul Vazquez  ...  Alphonse Abruzzo
Malcolm Goodwin  ...  Jimmy Zee
Ruby Dee  ...  Mama Lucas
Ruben Santiago-Hudson  ...  Doc
Carla Gugino  ...  Laurie Roberts
Skyler Fortgang  ...  Michael Roberts
Harris Savides  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: There are two sides to the American dream.

Summary: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. It is also the story of a dedicated and honest policeman, Richie Roberts, who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story.

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