American Gangster 2007

American Gangster is a 2007 crime film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Washington portrays Frank Lucas, a real-life gangster from Harlem who smuggled heroin into the United States on American service planes returning from the Vietnam War.

Crowe portrays Richie Roberts, a detective attempting to bring down Lucas’ drug empire. Filming was done on location in New York City. American Gangster was released in the United States and Canada on November 2, 2007.

Plot: 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.
* Denzel Washington as Frank Lucas
* Russell Crowe as Det. Richard “Richie” Roberts
* John Ortiz as Det. Rivera
* Lymari Nadal as Eva Kendo Lucas
* Chiwetel Ejiofor as Huey Lucas
* Josh Brolin as Det. Trupo
* Ted Levine as Capt. Lou Toback
* RZA as Moses Jones
* Malcom Goodwin as Jimmy Zee
* Ruby Dee as Mama Lucas
* Armand Assante as Dominic Cattano
* Cuba Gooding Jr. as Nicky Barnes
* Carla Gugino as Laurie Roberts
* Idris Elba as Tango
* Jon Polito as Rossi
* Roger Bart as U.S. Attorney
* Clarence Williams III as Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson
* Tip Harris as Steve Lucas
* Common as Turner Lucas
* Delron Mims as Frank’s younger brother

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