American Gangster

There are two sides to the American dream

American Gangster (2007)

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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.

Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Steven Zaillian

American Gangster Vodly
Vodly Score: 7.6/10 from 2898 votes
Release Date: 2007-11-02
Status: Released
Run time: 157 min / 2:37
Budget: $100,000,000
Revenue: $266,465,037
Production Companies : Film Rites, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Relativity Media
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America

Casts

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)

Crew

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 James 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

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