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.
David Fincher was interested in making the film back when the script was still titled "Superfly," but he and the studio could not agree on an appropriate budget for the film.
The Citicorp Center, which didn't exist in early 1970s, appears in some scenes.
At the end of the closing credits, Frank Lucas approaches the camera and fires one shot from a pistol directly at the audience.
$24,028,445 (USA) (2 November 2007)
$130,127,620 (USA) (25 January 2008)
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