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American Gangster

American Gangster

Released on 08 December 2008

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years and over

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Ridley Scott's American Gangster is a brutal, slick, and stylish portrayal of real life cult figure and international drug smuggler Frank Lucas. With tangled webs, deceit, strong aggression, shady characters and sinister plans, American Gangster has the gritty and pleasurable nostalgia of classic gangster films such as The Godfather and Scarface. Drug-kingpin Frank Lucas smuggles heroin into the US by hiding it with the bodies of soldiers killed during battle in Vietnam. By delivering a product that is far superior to his competitors, Lucas has rapidly established his status as Harlem's most innovative drug dealer. While Lucas delicately constructs his own criminal empire, Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe), one of the few honest detectives in a corrupt system, senses a sizeable shift within the hierarchy of the drug underworld and sets out to investigate this hitherto unknown power player that has come out of the shadows to dominate the drug trade. But with Detective Trupo (Josh Brolin), Roberts' crooked and jealous colleague, wanting to obstruct and ruin the integrity of his idealistic counterpart, Roberts is left with little option other than to take desperate measures to end Lucas' rule in Harlem. Academy Award winning lead actors Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe both turn in exhilarating and exceptional performances. With an engrossing story, powerful dialogue, realistic violence, and sharp stylish scenes, American Gangster delivers a complete, memorable, finely made, and richly satisfying crime epic that can be savoured again and again.
  • Feature Commentary By Ridley Scott And Steven Zaillian
  • Deleted Scenes Including An Alternate Opening
  • Uncovering The Past: The Real Frank Lucas And Richie Roberts
  • Fallen Empire: Making American Gangster
  • Case Files
  • The BET Special: The Making Of American Gangster
  • Dateline NBC: American Gangster First Look
  • Hip Hop Infusion Featuring Common and T.I.
  • Music Videos
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • U Control: go Beyond The Movie And Customise Your Own Hi Def Experience, Enjoy Interactive Features Without Stopping The Movie
  • Picture In Picture: With Just One Click, Access Interactive Cast And Crew Interviews And Behind The Scenes Footage Using The Picture In Picture Feature While You Watch The Movie.
additional-languagesFrench ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Japanese
certificate18 years and over
directorRidley Scott
duration2 hours and 37 minutes
languagesEnglish
regionB
subtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired ; French ; Italian ; German ; Spanish ; Japanese ; Korean ; Swedish ; Danish ; Finnish ; Dutch ; Norwegian ; Portuguese ; Mandarin
year2007