American Gangster Poster

Release Date: November 2nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2008

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

Production Co: Scott Free Productions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: New York City, Revenge, Police station, Dark, Gritty, 1960s, 1990s, Pursuit, Murder, Police officer

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture