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R| 2 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.

Cast: Denzel Washington , Russell Crowe , Chiwetel Ejiofor , Cuba Gooding Jr. , Josh Brolin , Ted Levine , Armand Assante , RZA

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Universal Pictures

American Gangster (2007)

Release Date: November 2nd, 2007|2 hr. 37 min.

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  • Call it the black "Scarface" or "the Harlem Godfather" or just one hell of an exciting movie. show more

  • Ridley Scott gives it the grand treatment, 157 minutes worth, but in the end, it doesn't stack up as the portrait of an era (the 1970s, in this case) or an important tale of a criminal mastermind. show more

  • The movie, based on a true story, takes surprising twists and turns right up to its chilling ending and is probably the best gangster crime drama of the year. show more

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