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Year: 2007
Original Title: American Gangster
Length: 157 minutes
Genre: Drama, Biography, Crime
Studios: Universal Pictures, Relativity Media
Age rating: Suitable only for adults

Release Dates

United Kingdom: November 16 2007

United States: October 19 2007

Ranking

Ranking: 828 out of 15,047 movies (up 765)

Ranked #182 in list 'The best movies ever'

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8.1 by 43 users

Plot

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.

Awards

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Academy Awards (Oscars)Academy Awards (Oscars)
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Director

Cast American Gangster

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Frank Lucas

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Det. Richie Roberts

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Huey Lucas

Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin

Detective Trupo

Ted Levine

Ted Levine

Det. Lou Toback

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