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American gangster

Author: Ridley ScottSteven ZaillianBrian GrazerDenzel WashingtonRussell CroweAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Picture : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 2-disc 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: Thriller
Crime
Feature films
Suspense films
Fiction films
Police films
Historical films
Biographical films
Gangster films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Teatro
Nueva York (Estados Unidos) Teatro
Named Person: 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: Original theatrical version in English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English SDH, French, or Spanish ; Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes: Title from opening frames and end credits.
"A Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation"--End credits.
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 (158 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: Disc one: American Gangster [Theatrical version] --
What's wrong with America --
You've been served --
Tampering with evidence --
Into the jungle --
Kill or be killed --
Blue Magic --
New offensive --
Big money --
Frank's place --
Old friends --
Business is booming --
Special investigations --
Family operated --
On the take --
Ain't gonna run --
Success has enemies --
Search and seizure --
Out at home --
Turning evidence --
End titles; Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian [audio feature] (158 min.) --
American Gangster [Unrated extended version] (174 min.). Disc two: Special features: Deleted scenes (4 min.); Fallen empire: Making American gangster [featurette] (78 min.); Case files [featurette] (25 min.).
Other Titles: American gangster (Motion picture)
Responsibility: in association with Relativity Media ; a Brian Grazer production ; in association with Scott Free Productions ; a Ridley Scott film ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott.

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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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