American Gangster (2007)

R  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama

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An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.



  • Russell Crowe and Carla Gugino in American Gangster (2007)
  • Russell Crowe in American Gangster (2007)
  • Denzel Washington at an event for American Gangster (2007)
  • Denzel Washington and Ridley Scott in American Gangster (2007)
  • Russell Crowe in American Gangster (2007)
  • Denzel Washington in American Gangster (2007)

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Did You Know?


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 ... ...


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The Citicorp Center, which didn't exist in early 1970s, appears in some scenes.

Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, Frank Lucas approaches the camera and fires one shot from a pistol directly at the audience.


Plot Summary

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Biography | Crime | Drama | Thriller

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