American gangster.


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Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (174 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
No public performance rights.
General Note
Closed captioned.
General Note
Based on the article "The return of Superfly," by Mark Jacobson.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1: commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (theatrical version only) ; Disc 2: deleted scenes (includes alternate opening and interior wedding ceremony); "Falling empire: making American gangster" (includes TruBlue: the real story, Killer threads: costumes, crime war, Production: into the arena, Ali vs. Frazier, Rhythm of the Street: sound, music and editing); case files (includes script meeting, Heroin test show and Tell: setting up and takedown).
Creation/Production Credits
A Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media in association with Scott Free Productions ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott. Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld ; costume designer, Janty Yates ; production designer, Arthur Max.
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA.
Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government and is determined to bring down Lucas' drug empire. Based on a true story.
Target Audience
Theatrical version : MPAA rating : Rated R for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality. Extended version - Unrated.
System Details
DVD ; Region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Original theatrical version in English or dubbed French, with French or Spanish subtitles.
Unrated extended version in English, with French or Spanish subtitles.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Grazer, B., Scott, R., Zaillian, S., Washington, D., Crowe, R., Ejiofor, C., Gooding, C., Jr., Brolin, J., Levine, T., Hawkes, J., RZA., & Jacobson, M. (2008). American gangster . Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brian Grazer et al.. 2008. American Gangster. Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brian Grazer et al.. American Gangster Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Grazer, Brian, et al. American Gangster Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2008.

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