United Kingdom: November 16 2007
United States: October 19 2007
Ranking: 992 out of 15,288 movies (up 435)
Ranked #182 in list 'The best movies ever'
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver to one of the inner city?s leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city?s mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of legit civic superstars.