R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.
Rapper Jay Z was invited to a screening of the film. He was so impressed with the film he made an album called "American Gangster".
Near the end of the movie, after Frank's initial court appearance, he and Richie are alone in a room talking. If you watch closely, the positions of the coffee stirrers in the cups change several times. From pointing in the same direction to different, then back again.
At the end of the closing credits, Frank Lucas approaches the camera and fires one shot from a pistol directly at the audience.
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