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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 157

Budget: $100,000,000

Revenue: $266,465,037

Language: en

Webpage: Link

Release Info

  •  R

Plot Keywords

Alternative Titles

  • Гангстер
  • O Gângster
  • Gánster Americano
  • Amerikai gengszter
  • Gangestere Amrikayi
  • Americký gangster
  • Американски гангстер
  • Amerikan· gyangusuta
  • Ameriski gangster
  • Amerikan gangsteri
  • American Gangster - UR
Content Score: 100

7.2/10 (700 votes)


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.


There are two sides to the American dream.


Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: ,

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington
as Frank Lucas

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe
as Richie Roberts

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor
as Huey Lucas

Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin
as Detectice Trupo

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A review by tanty

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.