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American gangster

Author: Ridley ScottSteven ZaillianBrian GrazerDenzel WashingtonRussell CroweAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Unrated extended edView all editions and formats
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Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Gangster films
Historical films
Police films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Suspense films
Thriller
Crime
Teatro
Nueva York (Estados Unidos) Teatro
Named Person: Frank Lucas; Frank Lucas; Frank Lucas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ridley Scott; Steven Zaillian; Brian Grazer; Denzel Washington; Russell Crowe; Chiwetel Ejiofor; Cuba Gooding, Jr.; Josh Brolin; Ted Levine; Armand Assante; John Ortiz; John Hawkes; RZA, (Rapper); Lymari Nadal; Yul Vazquez; Ruby Dee; Idris Elba; Carla Gugino; Joe Morton; Mark Jacobson; Universal Pictures (Firm); Imagine Entertainment (Firm); Relativity Media.; Scott Free Productions.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 184742249
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English SDH, French, or Spanish ; original theatrical version also in dubbed French.
Notes: Based on the article "The return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
"Inspired by a true story"--Container.
Special features: Deleted scenes including an alternate opening ; "Fallen empire: making American gangster" featurette ; case files ; feature commentary.
Credits: Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music by Marc Streitenfeld ; production designer, Arthur Max ; costume designer, Janty Yates.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, RZA, Lymari Nadal, Yul Vazquez, Ruby Dee, Idris Elba, Carla Gugino, Joe Morton.
Target Audience: Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality; Extended version - Unrated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (2 hrs., 57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround ; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Contents: Original theatrical version. Unrated extended version. Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian --
Disc 2. Deleted scenes (4 min.). Fallen empire: Making American gangster (78 min.). Case files (25 min.).
Other Titles: American gangster (Motion picture)
Responsibility: directed by Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media ; a Brian Grazer production in association with Scott Free Productions ; a Ridley Scott film.

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Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives.

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