American Gangster

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. Partly based on a true story.

Directed by: Ridley Scott Alexander Witt Mary A. Kelly Darin Rivetti Noreen R. Cheleden
Genres: Drama, Crime,
Production Company: Film Rites, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Relativity Media,

American Gangster - There are two sides to the American dream - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 02-11-2007
  • Runtime: 157 Minutes
  • Popularity: 30.13
  • Vote Count: 3,435
  • IMDB Rating: 7.5
  • Budget: USD 100,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 266,465,037
  • Region: United Kingdom ( GB ), United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Character
Denzel Washington - Azwaad Movie Database Denzel Washington Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe - Azwaad Movie Database Russell Crowe Richie Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor - Azwaad Movie Database Chiwetel Ejiofor Huey Lucas
Josh Brolin - Azwaad Movie Database Josh Brolin Detective Trupo
Lymari Nadal - Azwaad Movie Database Lymari Nadal Eva
Ted Levine - Azwaad Movie Database Ted Levine Lou Toback
Roger Guenveur Smith - Azwaad Movie Database Roger Guenveur Smith Nate
John Hawkes - Azwaad Movie Database John Hawkes Freddie Spearman
RZA - Azwaad Movie Database RZA Moses Jones
Yul Vazquez - Azwaad Movie Database Yul Vazquez Alfonso Abruzzo
Photo Name Department
Avy Kaufman-Production Avy Kaufman Production (Casting)
Brian Grazer-Production Brian Grazer Production (Producer)
Ridley Scott-Directing Ridley Scott Directing (Director)
Ridley Scott-Production Ridley Scott Production (Producer)
Branko Lustig-Production Branko Lustig Production (Executive Producer)
Janty Yates-Costume & Make-Up Janty Yates Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Arthur Max-Art Arthur Max Art (Production Design)
Pietro Scalia-Editing Pietro Scalia Editing (Editor)
Steven Zaillian-Writing Steven Zaillian Writing (Screenplay)
Steven Zaillian-Production Steven Zaillian Production (Executive Producer)

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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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A thoroughly entertaining 157 minutes! 'American Gangster' delivers in every area it needs to. Enthralling premise, immaculate music, phenomenal casting and great pacing. I was surprised slightly with how it finishes, but it's far and away from a disappointing/underwhelming conclusion. Not much really needs to be said about Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. They're exactly how you'd expect them to be, outstanding! Washington is fantastic as Frank, while Crowe is superb as Richie. You have to wait a while for their proper screen time together, but it's worth the time it takes. Away from the leads, you have a load of recognizable faces - I was literally that Rick Dalton meme for the first 45-60 mins! Chiwetel Ejiofor (Huey) and Josh Brolin (Trupo) have sizeable roles, though there's also appearances from Carla Gugino (Laurie), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Nicky), Idris Elba (Tango) and Norman Reedus (Norman). Excellent casting, that! I was expecting slow moments due to the run time, but there aren't any - at least in my opinion. As noted, the way it ends is a tad differently to how I would've predicted, but I still enjoyed it alongside the rest of the it. It might not be accurate on the real life Frank Lucas, but all that truly matters is does it excel as a film? Yes it does. Highly recommend!

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