American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster (2007)

R Biography, Crime, Drama 2h 37mins

When Hoodlum Bumpy influences American Gangster Frank Lucas

Overview

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.

Directors

Ridley Scott

Stars

Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

Writers

Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson

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