In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.
157 min, USA:176 min (unrated version)
1.85 : 1
Rated R for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality.
Heroin, Harlem, Death, Vietnam, Mafia
SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Crime Drama, Gangster Film
Drug Trade, Rise To Power, Police Corruption, Race Relations, Star Detectives
Gritty, Forceful, Ominous, Angry, Tense
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
Count - Awards
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steve Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a gangster from La Grange, North Carolina who smuggled heroin into the United States on American service planes returning from the Vietnam War before being detained by a task force led by detective Richie Roberts. The film stars Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington in their first lead acting roles together since 1995's Virtuosity. The film also co-stars Ted Levine, John Ortiz, Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Norman Reedus, Ruby Dee, Lymari Nadal and Cuba Gooding, Jr.
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