American Gangster

2 h 40 min  |  Drama, Crime  |  Release Date: 25.1.2008

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) 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 ((Russell Crowe), who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story.

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Cast: Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington, Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Carla Gugino, T.I., Common, RZA, John Ortiz

    

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