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American Gangster (film)

American Gangster (film)
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Film information
NameAmerican Gangster
Directed byRidley Scott
Produced byRidley Scott
Brian Grazer
James Whitaker
Steven Zaillian
Nicholas Pileggi
StarringDenzel Washington
Russell Crowe
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Josh Brolin
Yul Vazquez
Armand Assante
Ruby Dee
Ted Levine
Music byMarc Streitenfeld
CinematographyHarris Savides
Editing byPietro Scalia
StudioScott Free Productions
Imagine Entertainment
Relativity Media
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date 
Running time157 minutes
Budget$100 million
Gross revenue$266,465,037

American Gangster (film)

Album information
NameAmerican Gangster
ArtistVarious Artists
ReleasedNovember 6, 2007
Recorded1960 � 2007 (vocal songs)
April � May 2007 (score)
GenreSoundtrack, R&B, soul
LabelDef Jam

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'American Gangster' is a 2007 crime film directed by Ridley Scott adapted from a New York magazine story "The Return of Superfly", by Mark Jacobson, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Washington portrays Frank Lucas, a real-life gangster from Harlem who smuggled heroin into the United States on American service planes returning from the Vietnam War. Crowe portrays Richie Roberts, a detective attempting to bring down Lucas' drug empire.

Filming was done on location in New York City. American Gangster was released in the United States and Canada on November 2, 2007. The film was also nominated for two Academy Awards, including a notable Best Supporting Actress nomination for Ruby Dee. This is the second film Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe worked on together after Virtuosity.

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Sandee Westgate's American Gangster DVD Review for
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American Gangster starring: Denzel Washington, Rusell Crowe, Josh Brolin, and Ted Levine Directed by: Ridley Scott Plot: Based on the life of drug-kingpin-turned-informant, Frank Lucas, who grew up in segregated North Carolina where he watched as his cousin was shot by the Klan for looking at a white girl. He eventually made his way to Harlem where he became a heroin kingpin by traveling to Asia's Golden Triangle to make connections, shipping heroin back to the US in the coffins of soldiers killed in Vietnam. He soon made upwards of one million dollars a day in drug sales. Lucas was shadowed by lawman, Richie Roberts, who finally helped bring the kingpin to justice. The two then worked together to expose the crooked cops and foreign nationals who made importing heroin so easy. Coming out: November 2nd The song in the trailer is Heart of a city (Ain't no Love) by Jay-Z. If anybody wants me to upload the song, tell me.
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Während der Vietnamkrieg bereits tobt, nutzt Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) in den späten Sechzigerjahren die Gunst der Stunde. 15 Jahre lang diente er dem Mafiaherrscher Bumpy Johnson (Clarence Williams III) loyal als Chauffeur und hat dabei soviel gelernt, dass er im Handumdrehen seinen Platz einnimmt, als dieser stirbt. Seine âGeschäftsidee" erweist sich über fast eine Dekade als genial. Er kauft direkt in Thailand bei den Heroinproduzenten und schaltet den Zwischenhändler somit aus. Den Stoff lässt er durch das amerikanische Militär in die Vereinigten Staaten transportieren. Der Clou: Sein âBlue Magic" ist doppelt so gut und halb so teuer, wie die Ware, die sonst in den StraÃen New Yorks gehandelt wird. Das macht Lucas schnell zum mächtigsten Mann der Unterwelt in Harlem, und nebenbei noch zum ersten Afroamerikaner in dieser Position. Auf der anderen Seite des Gesetzes erlebt die Korruption innerhalb der New Yorker Polizei gerade eine Hochphase. Groteskerweise ist es dort der unbestechliche Cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), dem seine Kollegen nicht mehr trauen -- eben weil er absolut sauber und ebenso fanatisch ist. Einen Kofferraum voller Drogengeld, das niemand vermisst hätte, bringt er zum Revier zurück. Wert: knapp eine Million Dollar. Roberts wird dazu berufen, eine Sondereinheit gegen die Drogenkriminalität zusammenzustellen und kommt bald auf die Spur von Frank Lucas, der zuvor in Polizeikreisen völlig unbekannt war, weil er sich stets im Verborgenen hielt <b>...</b>
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Time Out Film interviews Russell Crowe on his role in Ridley Scott's 'American Gangster'.
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The stand up features in a film with Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor form American Gangster.
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Jim Jones and Dame Dash dis Jay-Z on "Harlem's American Gangster" the new mixtape by Jim Jones,Hosted by Dame Dash.
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Part 1 of an interview with Frank Lucas; rapper and son of Frank Lucas upon which the film American Gangster was based. Lucas explains the differences between the film and reality, what his father really did, and what the Lucas legacy means to him.
8.98 min. | 4.0 user rating
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American Gangster soundtrack - 'Frank Lucas' by Marc Streitenfeld. The video contains pictures from the movie. The movie was released in 2007 and was directed by Ridley Scott starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Enjoy! american gangster soundtrack frank lucas marc streitenfeld ridley scott denzel washingon russell crowe ost
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'A Mans world' A short film produced in Summer 2008 for a 48 hour film competition. Short gangster film created for the 48 hour Totton College Film Challenge. In the male dominated 1950's British gangland, one woman holds her own. Please note: An updated version will be uploaded shortly that will have all audio/levels problems fixed
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Films directed by Ridley Scott

1970sThe Duellists (1977) * Alien (1979)
1980sBlade Runner (1982) * Legend (1985) * Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) * Black Rain (1989)
1990sThelma & Louise (1991) * 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) * White Squall (1996) * G.I. Jane (1997)
2000sGladiator (2000) * Hannibal (2001) * Black Hawk Down (2001) * Matchstick Men (2003) * Kingdom of Heaven (2005) * A Good Year (2006) * American Gangster (2007) * Body of Lies (2008)
2010sRobin Hood (2010)

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