Movie 'American Gangster'

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There are two sides to the American dream

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.

Germany German (Deutsch)

Anfang der 70er Jahre: Er war der erste Afroamerikaner, der es schaffte, in New York die Mafia zu übertreffen – mit besten Verbindungen zu vietnamesischen Drogenlieferanten, mit ebenso dreisten wie genialen Schmuggelmethoden und seinem legendären “Blue Magic”-Heroin. Er war Familienmensch, Held der Straße, und er war ein skrupelloser Gangster. Basierend auf der wahren Geschichte des New Yorker-Drogengangsters Frank Lucas schickt Ridley Scott zwei Superstars und Charakterdarsteller in ein packendes Duell: Denzel Washington als Gangsterboss Lucas und Russel Crowe als Detective Richie Roberts. Beide sind Außenseiter in ihrer Welt, beide folgen einem Ehrenkodex und beide haben Respekt voreinander – aber es kann nur einen Gewinner geben.

France French (Français)

Début des années 1970, New York. Frank Lucas a vécu pendant vingt ans dans l’ombre du Parrain noir de Harlem, Bumpy Johnson, qui en fait son garde du corps et confident. Lorsque son patron succombe à une crise cardiaque, Lucas assure discrètement la relève et ne tarde pas à révéler son leadership, son sens aigu des affaires et son extrême prudence, en prenant pour auxiliaires ses frères et cousins et en gardant un profil bas. Inconnu de la police comme des hautes instances de la Cosa Nostra, Lucas organise avec la complicité d’officiers basés au Vietnam un véritable pont aérien et importe ainsi par avions entiers des centaines de kilos d’héroïne pure, qu’il revend à bas prix dans les rues de New York…

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Harlem, 1968. Frank Lucas, gangster nero e "ricercato", ama la famiglia, prega in chiesa e fa la guardia a Bumpy Johnson, un "padrino" che accoglie le suppliche di Harlem e distribuisce tacchini il Giorno del Ringraziamento. Richie Roberts, detective ebreo e incorruttibile della contea di Essex, sta divorziando dalla moglie, ha dimenticato di dire le preghiere e dà la caccia ai malavitosi e ai distributori di tacchini. Alla morte di Johnson, Lucas, più moderno e manageriale del vecchio padrino, subentra nelle sue attività, elimina gli avversari e diventa in pochi anni un potente boss della droga. Scavalcando le famiglie mafiose e rifornendosi di eroina direttamente nel sud-est asiatico, Lucas accumula una fortuna e attira l'attenzione di Richie Roberts. I loro percorsi, opposti e paralleli, si incontreranno.

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Keywords
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ambition
black people
cop
criminal heroes
dishonesty
drug dealing
drug smuggle
drug traffic
family
gangster
ghetto
law enforcement
police corruption
police detective
rise and fall
society
underdog
Genres
Crime
Drama
Languages
English
Production Countries
flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America Film Rites
United States of America Imagine Entertainment
United States of America Universal Pictures
United Kingdom Scott Free Productions
United States of America Relativity Media
Release Dates
United States of America Premiere R Apollo Theatre
Canada Theatrical 18A
United States of America Theatrical R
France Theatrical U
Germany Theatrical 16
United Kingdom Theatrical 18
Australia Theatrical MA15+
Italy Theatrical VM14
United States of America Physical NR
Ratings
TMDb 76% · 3,833 (more information on website)
IMDb 78% · 397,184 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 81% (more information on website)
metacritic 76% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Frank LucasDenzel Washington
Richie RobertsRussell Crowe
Huey LucasChiwetel Ejiofor
Nicky BarnesCuba Gooding Jr.
Detective TrupoJosh Brolin
Lou TobackTed Levine
Dominic CattanoArmand Assante
Javier J. RiveraJohn Ortiz
Freddie SpearmanJohn Hawkes
Moses JonesRZA
EvaLymari Nadal
Alfonso AbruzzoYul Vazquez
Mama LucasRuby Dee
TangoIdris Elba
Laurie RobertsCarla Gugino
Charlie WilliamsJoe Morton
Turner LucasCommon
Joey SadanoRitchie Coster
RossiJon Polito
CampiziKevin Corrigan
NateRoger Guenveur Smith
Jimmy ZeeMalcolm Goodwin
Chinese GeneralRic Young
US AttorneyRoger Bart
Stevie LucasT.I.
Richie's AttorneyKaDee Strickland
DocRuben Santiago-Hudson
Detective in MorgueNorman Reedus
RedtopMelissia Hill
Michael RobertsSkyler Fortgang
Mrs. Dominic CattanoKathleen Garrett
Joe LouisBari K. Willerford
Melvin LucasWarner Miller
Terrence LucasAlbert Jones
Dexter LucasJ. Kyle Manzay
DarlynnQuisha Saunders
McCannRobert Funaro
BankerTom O'Rourke
Police CaptainRobert C. Kirk
2-Star GeneralTom Stearns
Judge James RacineJon DeVries
BailiffJim R. Coleman
Laurie's AttorneyLee Shepherd
Mike SobotaGavin Grazer
Social WorkerLinda Powell
ParamedicRoxanne Amandez
StewardessPierra Francesca
Detective at PartyEddie Rouse
Real Estate BrokerMaryann Urbano
Serviceman in CafeCedric Sanders
Serviceman in CafeJason Veasey
Army CaptainRoosevelt Davis
White KidEric Silver
Tango's WomanSaycon Sengbloh
Tough TeenagerConor Romero
Tough TeenagerDaniel Hilt
Tough TeenagerDaniel Farcher
Civilian Cleaning StaffDavid Spearman
Civilian Cleaning StaffMaurice Ballard
NewscasterPaul Doherty
Baptist MinisterWilliam C. Tate
Frank's LawyerGeorge Lee Miles
BailiffJason Furlani
Reporter on TVChris McKinney
Army ColonelDavid Wayne Britton
Medical ExaminerTommy Guiffre
ParamedicLaurence Lowry
Army CaptainDan Moran
CharleneMarjorie Johnson
FBI AgentLarry Mitchell
Private DoctorChuck Cooper
Law School ProfessorKevin Geer
MPChance Kelly
SellerHamilton Clancy
JudgeSam Freed
ChemistJoey Klein
4th AmigoScott Dillin
Funk Band SingerAnthony Hamilton
Assistant ProsecutorSarah Hudnut
Metal Door WorkerJeff Greene
Drug DealerTyson Hall
Drug DealerKirt Harding
Drug DealerBryant Pearson
MechanicAl Santos
DealerWilliam Hudson
DealerChristopher A. Sawyer
Casket LoaderDylan Gallagher
Narc OfficerJehan-Pierre 'The Preacher' Vassau
Narc OfficerDawn A. Douglas
Cop in Narc HeadquartersRobbie Neigeborn
Man Arrested in ElevatorClinton Lowe
Head Wedding PhotographerWilhelm Lewis
DeaconJames Hunter
DeaconNeville White
Prison GuardLonnie Gaetano
Officer WalshJeff Mantel
The ProctorSerena Joan Springle
JudgeRon Piretti
AnnouncerNino Del Buono
PolicemanPanama Redd
RefereeArthur M. Mercante
Smalls PatronFab 5 Freddy
Store ManagerJonah Denizard
Mounted PolicemanSteve McAuliff
Helicopter PilotBill Richards
DancerFatima Robinson
DancerCelestine Rae
DancerMonique Lea-Gall
DancerShannon MacMillan
DancerLatonya Tolbert
DancerCicily Daniels
SingerSandra Park
SingerYuri Kamino-Fennell
Spectator (uncredited)Brian Albanese
Narc Squad Detective (uncredited)Brian Keith Allen
Thug #4 (uncredited)Ephraim Benton
Red Carpet Walker (uncredited)Myo Campbell
Cop #1 (uncredited)John Cenatiempo
Narc Officer in Hallway (uncredited)J.W. Cortes
Frank McNamara (uncredited)Cris D'Annunzio
Hustler (uncredited)Ernest Dancy
Undercover Cop (uncredited)Michael Den Dekker
Soldier (uncredited)Mark DiConzo
Student (uncredited)Kevin van Doorslaer
Club Dancer (uncredited)Monique Dupree
Gangster at Funeral (uncredited)Joseph Ferrante
Hallway Guy (uncredited)Eddie Goines
Drug room door security (uncredited)Kelvin Hale
Mechanic Drug Dealer (uncredited)Gabriel Hansen
Kid gangster #1 (uncredited)Jermel Howard
Bookie / Soldier (uncredited)Hristo Hristov
Frank Lucas Bodyguard (uncredited)Atif Lanier
Harlem Junkie (uncredited)Tina Lorraine
Mobster (uncredited)Artie Pasquale
Mobster (uncredited)Nick Poltoranin
Building Maintenance Guy (uncredited)Kevin Pinassi
Teenage Vandal (uncredited)Louis Rosario
Maid of Honor (uncredited)Paula Rittie
Bookkeeper (uncredited)Billy Smith
Nicky's Girl (uncredited)Aija Terauda
Diana Ross (uncredited)Tammy Vaughn
Skeet Shoot Handler (uncredited)Philippe Vonlanthen
Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)Clarence Williams III
Trupo's detective in library (uncredited)Brad Lee Wind
Photographer (uncredited)Ray Wineteer
Funeral Mourner (uncredited)Dolores Winn
Marie Saldano (uncredited)Frances Mignano

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt Department CoordinatorJulia G. Hickman
Art DirectionNicholas Lundy
Production DesignArthur Max
Property MasterPeter Gelfman
Set DecorationBeth A. Rubino
Leslie E. Rollins
CameraCamera OperatorCraig Haagensen
Larry McConkey
Director of PhotographyHarris Savides
GripMatt Blades
Steadicam OperatorLarry McConkey
Still PhotographerDavid Lee
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignJanty Yates
Hair Department HeadKenneth Walker
HairstylistBert Reo Anderson
Makeup ArtistCarl Fullerton
Felice Diamond
Set CostumerHartsell Taylor
CrewPost Production SupervisorTeresa Kelly
Stunt CoordinatorG. A. Aguilar
StuntsGabriel Hansen
ThanksJoe Frazier
Muhammad Ali
Unit PublicistRob Harris
Utility StuntsJohn Cenatiempo
DirectingDirectorRidley Scott
First Assistant DirectorDarin Rivetti
Script SupervisorMary A. Kelly
Second Assistant DirectorNoreen R. Cheleden
Second Unit DirectorAlexander Witt
EditingColor TimerDavid Orr
EditorPietro Scalia
First Assistant EditorBilly Rich
ProductionCastingAvy Kaufman
Casting AssociateElizabeth Greenberg
Co-ProducerJonathan Filley
Executive ProducerBranko Lustig
Jim Whitaker
Michael Costigan
Nicholas Pileggi
Steven Zaillian
ProducerBrian Grazer
Ridley Scott
Production CoordinatorAngela Quiles
SoundADR EditorChris Hogan
Michelle Pazer
ADR MixerBeauxregard Neylon
Douglas Murray
Howard London
Thomas J. O'Connell
ADR RecordistCraig Kyllonen
Rick Canelli
Boom OperatorGeorge Leong
Dialogue EditorFrederick H. Stahly
Kimaree Long
Foley ArtistAlyson Dee Moore
John Roesch
Foley MixerMary Jo Lang
Music EditorDel Spiva
Music SupervisorKathy Nelson
Original Music ComposerMarc Streitenfeld
Production Sound MixerWilliam Sarokin
Sound Effects EditorChristopher Assells
Dan Hegeman
Dino Dimuro
Jon Title
Peter Staubli
Sound Re-Recording MixerBob Beemer
Michael Minkler
Supervising ADR EditorChris Jargo
Supervising Sound EditorKaren Baker Landers
Per Hallberg