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.
In the late 1980s, screenwriter Thomas Lee Wright wrote an outline of The Godfather: Part III (1990) for Francis Ford Coppola. Included in Wright's version was a character based off of famed Harlem gangster, Leroy 'Nicky' Barnes (portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr. in this film). During the time that Coppola was considering this idea, Wright discussed the ... ...
In an early scene, Frank is in his apartment, recording some figures in a notebook. He reaches over to the table and punches some numbers on a slim electronic calculator, a type that wasn't available until a decade later.
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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