R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.
Screenwriter Terry George was brought on to rewrite the script, in order to downsize the project's budget to fifty million dollars, when it was first revitalized in March 2005. George had planned on reuniting with his Hotel Rwanda (2004) lead, Don Cheadle, to portray Frank Lucas. After George's ... ...
In 1972, Frank Lucas confronts his nephew, the baseball player, who missed a meeting Lucas set up with Billy Martin and the New York Yankees. Martin managed the Detroit Tigers from 1971 to 1973; he didn't manage the Yankees until 1975.
At the end of the closing credits, Frank Lucas approaches the camera and fires one shot from a pistol directly at the audience.
The 175 min.-unrated extended version includes approx. 19 minutes of additional footage not seen in the theatrical release. Among the highlights are:
English, Thai, Spanish
$34,299 (Estonia) (4 November 2007)
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