American Gangster

American Gangster (2007)

There are two sides to the American dream

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 2007-11-02
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 3262 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Film Rites
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
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Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Partly based on a true story.

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  • Denzel Washington

    as Frank Lucas
  • Russell Crowe

    as Richie Roberts
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor

    as Huey Lucas
  • Josh Brolin

    as Detective Trupo
  • Lymari Nadal

    as Eva
  • Ted Levine

    as Lou Toback
  • Roger Guenveur Smith

    as Nate
  • John Hawkes

    as Freddie Spearman
  • RZA

    as Moses Jones
  • Yul Vazquez

    as Alfonso Abruzzo
  • Malcolm Goodwin

    as Jimmy Zee
  • Ruby Dee

    as Mama Lucas
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    as Doc
  • Carla Gugino

    as Laurie Roberts
  • Skyler Fortgang

    as Michael Roberts
  • John Ortiz

    as Javier J. Rivera
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.

    as Nicky Barnes
  • Armand Assante

    as Dominic Cattano
  • Kathleen Garrett

    as Mrs. Dominic Cattano
  • Joe Morton

    as Charlie Williams
  • Ritchie Coster

    as Joey Sadano
  • Bari K. Willerford

    as Joe Louis
  • Idris Elba

    as Tango
  • Common

    as Turner Lucas
  • Albert Jones

    as Terrence Lucas
  • J. Kyle Manzay

    as Dexter Lucas
  • T.I.

    as Stevie Lucas
  • Quisha Saunders

    as Darlynn
  • Kevin Corrigan

    as Campizi
  • Robert Funaro

    as McCann
  • Jon Polito

    as Rossi
  • Tom O'Rourke

    as Banker
  • Robert C. Kirk

    as Police Captain
  • KaDee Strickland

    as Richie's Attorney
  • Jon DeVries

    as Judge James Racine
  • Jim R. Coleman

    as Bailiff
  • Gavin Grazer

    as Mike Sobota
  • Linda Powell

    as Social Worker
  • Norman Reedus

    as Detective in Morgue
  • Chance Kelly

    as MP
  • Larry Mitchell

    as FBI Agent
  • Eddie Rouse

    as Detective at Party
  • Maryann Urbano

    as Real Estate Broker
  • Cedric Sanders

    as Serviceman in Cafe
  • Roger Bart

    as US Attorney
  • Eric Silver

    as White Kid
  • Saycon Sengbloh

    as Tango's Woman
  • Conor Romero

    as Tough Teenager
  • Daniel Hilt

    as Tough Teenager
  • Daniel Farcher

    as Tough Teenager
  • Jason Furlani

    as Bailiff
  • Chris McKinney

    as Reporter on TV
  • Ric Young

    as Chinese General
  • Dan Moran

    as Army Captain
  • Chuck Cooper

    as Private Doctor
  • Kevin Geer

    as Law School Professor
  • Hamilton Clancy

    as Seller
  • Sam Freed

    as Judge
  • Joey Klein

    as Chemist
  • Scott Dillin

    as 4th Amigo
  • Anthony Hamilton

    as Funk Band Singer
  • Sarah Hudnut

    as Assistant Prosecutor
  • Tyson Hall

    as Drug Dealer
  • Bryant Pearson

    as Drug Dealer
  • Al Santos

    as Mechanic
  • Neville White

    as Deacon
  • Jeff Mantel

    as Officer Walsh
  • Panama Redd

    as Policeman
  • Fab 5 Freddy

    as Smalls Patron
  • Fatima Robinson

    as Dancer
  • Celestine Rae

    as Dancer
  • Monique Lea-Gall

    as Dancer
  • Shannon MacMillan

    as Dancer
  • Latonya Tolbert

    as Dancer
  • Cicily Daniels

    as Dancer
  • Brian Albanese

    as Spectator (uncredited)
  • Brian Keith Allen

    as Narc Squad Detective (uncredited)
  • Ephraim Benton

    as Thug #4 (uncredited)
  • Myo Campbell

    as Red Carpet Walker (uncredited)
  • John Cenatiempo

    as Cop #1 (uncredited)
  • J.W. Cortes

    as Narc Officer in Hallway (uncredited)
  • Cris D'Annunzio

    as Frank McNamara (uncredited)
  • Ernest Dancy

    as Hustler (uncredited)
  • Michael Den Dekker

    as Undercover Cop (uncredited)
  • Mark DiConzo

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Kevin van Doorslaer

    as Student (uncredited)
  • Monique Dupree

    as Club Dancer (uncredited)
  • Joseph Ferrante

    as Gangster at Funeral (uncredited)
  • Eddie Goines

    as Hallway Guy (uncredited)
  • Kelvin Hale

    as Drug room door security (uncredited)
  • Gabriel Hansen

    as Mechanic Drug Dealer (uncredited)
  • Jermel Howard

    as Kid gangster #1 (uncredited)
  • Hristo Hristov

    as Bookie / Soldier (uncredited)
  • Atif Lanier

    as Frank Lucas Bodyguard (uncredited)
  • Artie Pasquale

    as Mobster (uncredited)
  • Nick Poltoranin

    as Mobster (uncredited)
  • Kevin Pinassi

    as Building Maintenance Guy (uncredited)
  • Paula Rittie

    as Maid of Honor (uncredited)
  • Billy Smith

    as Bookkeeper (uncredited)
  • Aija Terauda

    as Nicky's Girl (uncredited)
  • Philippe Vonlanthen

    as Skeet Shoot Handler (uncredited)
  • Clarence Williams III

    as Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)
  • Brad Lee Wind

    as Trupo's detective in library (uncredited)
  • Ray Wineteer

    as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Dolores Winn

    as Funeral Mourner (uncredited)
  • Tammy Vaughn

    as Diana Ross (uncredited)
  • Frances Mignano

    as Marie Saldano (uncredited)
  • Tina Lorraine

    as Harlem Junkie (uncredited)
  • Louis Rosario

    as Teenage Vandal (uncredited)
Production Avy Kaufman Casting
Production Brian Grazer Producer
Directing Ridley Scott Director
Production Ridley Scott Producer
Production Branko Lustig Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Janty Yates Costume Design
Art Arthur Max Production Design
Editing Pietro Scalia Editor
Writing Steven Zaillian Screenplay
Production Steven Zaillian Executive Producer
Production Jonathan Filley Co-Producer
Art Leslie E. Rollins Set Decoration
Production Nicholas Pileggi Executive Producer
Camera Harris Savides Director of Photography
Art Beth A. Rubino Set Decoration
Sound Dino Dimuro Sound Effects Editor
Sound Christopher Assells Sound Effects Editor
Sound Per Hallberg Supervising Sound Editor
Art Nicholas Lundy Art Direction
Directing Alexander Witt Second Unit Director
Writing Mark Jacobson Writer
Production Michael Costigan Executive Producer
Production Jim Whitaker Executive Producer
Sound Marc Streitenfeld Original Music Composer
Crew Muhammad Ali Thanks
Sound Rick Canelli ADR Recordist
Crew Joe Frazier Thanks
Sound Craig Kyllonen ADR Recordist
Editing David Orr Color Timer
Crew John Cenatiempo Utility Stunts
Sound Kimaree Long Dialogue Editor
Camera Craig Haagensen Camera Operator
Camera Larry McConkey Camera Operator
Camera Larry McConkey Steadicam Operator
Editing Billy Rich First Assistant Editor
Sound Del Spiva Music Editor
Crew G. A. Aguilar Stunt Coordinator
Sound John Roesch Foley Artist
Costume & Make-Up Hartsell Taylor Set Costumer
Sound Jon Title Sound Effects Editor
Sound Frederick H. Stahly Dialogue Editor
Costume & Make-Up Felice Diamond Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Carl Fullerton Makeup Artist
Sound Douglas Murray ADR Mixer
Sound Bob Beemer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Alyson Dee Moore Foley Artist
Sound Michael Minkler Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Angela Quiles Production Coordinator
Sound Michelle Pazer ADR Editor
Crew Teresa Kelly Post Production Supervisor
Sound Karen Baker Landers Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Peter Staubli Sound Effects Editor
Crew Rob Harris Unit Publicist
Sound Chris Hogan ADR Editor
Sound Dan Hegeman Sound Effects Editor
Sound Chris Jargo Supervising ADR Editor
Costume & Make-Up Bert Reo Anderson Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Kenneth Walker Hair Department Head
Sound Howard London ADR Mixer
Sound Mary Jo Lang Foley Mixer
Directing Mary A. Kelly Script Supervisor
Production Elizabeth Greenberg Casting Associate
Sound Beauxregard Neylon ADR Mixer
Sound Kathy Nelson Music Supervisor
Camera David Lee Still Photographer
Art Peter Gelfman Property Master
Sound William Sarokin Production Sound Mixer
Sound George Leong Boom Operator
Art Julia G. Hickman Art Department Coordinator
Crew Gabriel Hansen Stunts
Camera Matt Blades Grip
Directing Darin Rivetti First Assistant Director
Sound Thomas J. O'Connell ADR Mixer
Directing Noreen R. Cheleden Second Assistant Director