American Gangster

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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. Based on a true story.

  1. Mark Jacobson


  2. Steven Zaillian


  3. Ridley Scott


Top Billed Cast

  1. Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington

    Frank Lucas

  2. Russell Crowe

    Russell Crowe

    Richie Roberts

  3. Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Huey Lucas

  4. Josh Brolin

    Josh Brolin

    Detective Trupo

  5. Lymari Nadal

    Lymari Nadal


  6. Ted Levine

    Ted Levine

    Lou Toback

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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 37m

Budget $100,000,000.00

Revenue $266,465,037.00


Release Information

  • November 2, 2007
    R, Theatrical



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A review by Andres Gomez

By Andres Gomez

Quite a disappointed since it is really as much as you expect, but nothing new.

Washington and Russell perform really well, so, as a characters movie, it works. It doesn't work at all as a biopic. Too much Hollywood on it.

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