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American Gangster
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American Gangster 2007

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"American Gangster" concerns Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas (Washington), who smuggled heroin in the body bags of U.S. soldiers slain in Vietnam. Brolin plays Det. Trupo, a crooked NYPD cop who piggybacks on the Lucas investigation conducted by Det. Ritchie Roberts (Crowe).

Release Date:November 2nd, 2007
MPAA Rating:R
Running Time:157 minutes
Directed By:
Ridley ScottRidley Scott
Written By:
No image existsSteven Zaillian
No image existsMark Jacobson
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
Russell CroweRussell Crowe
Chiwetel EjioforChiwetel Ejiofor
Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
No image existsTed Levine
Roger Guenveur SmithRoger Guenveur Smith
John HawkesJohn Hawkes
No image existsYul Vazquez
No image existsRuby Dee
Ruben Santiago-HudsonRuben Santiago-Hudson
Carla GuginoCarla Gugino
John OrtizJohn Ortiz
Cuba Gooding Jr.Cuba Gooding Jr.
Armand AssanteArmand Assante
Joe MortonJoe Morton
No image existsRitchie Coster
No image existsBari K. Willerford
Idris ElbaIdris Elba
Kevin CorriganKevin Corrigan
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Monique DupreeMonique Dupree
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Quisha SaundersQuisha Saunders
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American Gangster Movie Review by James (3/16/2020)

Drugs are a primary source of controversy. On the one hand, they can be used to help people with certain medical conditions. But on the other hand, they can be used by the wrong individuals. Such is the case with the infamous drug smuggling cases all around the world. One such notable case involved a certain Frank Lucas in...

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American Gangster Movie Review by Jeff (6/19/2008)

I can't tell you how long I have been waiting for Ridley Scott's new movie American Gangster to arrive on the screen. I was awaiting the arrival of two of America's powerhouse actors, Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe to dual it out.

The movie opens to a horrifying act done by Washington which sets the tone even before...

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American Gangster Movie Review by Chris (6/13/2008)

American Gangster is not close to being the best mobster movie ever made, but it makes a very good attempt at what couldve been an awesome movie which floats over such movies like The Godfather and Goodfellas. Ridley Scott moves the movie in a completely different direction then what previous films have made. With solid...

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American Gangster Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/14/2008)

Well, he should have run from Russell Crowe. So, he makes a deal and gets off with 15 years. What about all those people he killed, Richie? I was anxious to see this film as I am a Denzel Washington fan, but I have to say that it does not live up to the hype. I would watch The Godfather or Goodfellas again before I watch...

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American Gangster Movie Review by Ben (12/24/2007)

"American Gangster" doesn't really bring anything new to the gangster genre that we haven't seen before. We can see the trajectory that this story is going to take as soon as the words "based on a true story" appear on the big screen. But what it does offer us is another brilliant piece of filmmaking from Ridley Scott who...

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