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.
While filming on-location in the Chiang Mai province of Thailand, Ridley Scott hired many extras from the local villages, some of whom were actual participants in the drug-running operation of Frank Lucas during the Vietnam War.
Many of the movie's Harlem street scenes feature modern spray-painted graffiti tags, and some much larger "pieces," that would not have existed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It appears to be a common problem for movie producers filming period pieces.
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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