American Gangster

American Gangster (2007)

There are two sides to the American dream

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 2007-11-02
  • User Rating: 7.577/10 from 4687 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Imagine Entertainment
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Ridley Scott
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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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  • Russell Crowe

    as Richie Roberts
  • Denzel Washington

    as Frank Lucas
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor

    as Huey Lucas
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.

    as Nicky Barnes
  • Josh Brolin

    as Detective Trupo
  • Ted Levine

    as Lou Toback
  • Armand Assante

    as Dominic Cattano
  • John Ortiz

    as Javier J. Rivera
  • John Hawkes

    as Freddie Spearman
  • RZA

    as Moses Jones
  • Lymari Nadal

    as Eva
  • Yul Vazquez

    as Alfonso Abruzzo
  • Ruby Dee

    as Mama Lucas
  • Idris Elba

    as Tango
  • Carla Gugino

    as Laurie Roberts
  • Joe Morton

    as Charlie Williams
  • Common

    as Turner Lucas
  • Ritchie Coster

    as Joey Sadano
  • Jon Polito

    as Rossi
  • Kevin Corrigan

    as Campizi
  • Roger Guenveur Smith

    as Nate
  • Malcolm Goodwin

    as Jimmy Zee
  • Ric Young

    as Chinese General
  • Roger Bart

    as US Attorney
  • T.I.

    as Stevie Lucas
  • KaDee Strickland

    as Richie's Attorney
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    as Doc
  • Norman Reedus

    as Detective in Morgue
  • Kathleen Garrett

    as Mrs. Dominic Cattano
  • Albert Jones

    as Terrence Lucas
  • J. Kyle Manzay

    as Dexter Lucas
  • Melissia Hill

    as Redtop
  • Skyler Fortgang

    as Michael Roberts
  • Bari K. Willerford

    as Joe Louis
  • Warner Miller

    as Melvin Lucas
  • Quisha Saunders

    as Darlynn
  • Robert Funaro

    as McCann
  • Tom O'Rourke

    as Banker
  • Robert C. Kirk

    as Police Captain
  • Tom Stearns

    as 2-Star General
  • Jon DeVries

    as Judge James Racine
  • Jim R. Coleman

    as Bailiff
  • Lee Shepherd

    as Laurie's Attorney
  • Gavin Grazer

    as Mike Sobota
  • Linda Powell

    as Social Worker
  • Roxanne Amandez

    as Paramedic
  • Pierra Francesca

    as Stewardess
  • Eddie Rouse

    as Detective at Party
  • Maryann Urbano

    as Real Estate Broker
  • Cedric Sanders

    as Serviceman in Cafe
  • Jason Veasey

    as Serviceman in Cafe
  • Roosevelt Davis

    as Army Captain
  • 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
  • David Spearman

    as Civilian Cleaning Staff
  • Maurice Ballard

    as Civilian Cleaning Staff
  • Paul Doherty

    as Newscaster
  • William C. Tate

    as Baptist Minister
  • George Lee Miles

    as Frank's Lawyer
  • Jason Furlani

    as Bailiff
  • Chris McKinney

    as Reporter on TV
  • David Wayne Britton

    as Army Colonel
  • Tommy Guiffre

    as Medical Examiner
  • Laurence Lowry

    as Paramedic
  • Dan Moran

    as Army Captain
  • Marjorie Johnson

    as Charlene
  • Larry Mitchell

    as FBI Agent
  • Chuck Cooper

    as Private Doctor
  • Kevin Geer

    as Law School Professor
  • Chance Kelly

    as MP
  • 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
  • Jeff Greene

    as Metal Door Worker
  • Tyson Hall

    as Drug Dealer
  • Kirt Harding

    as Drug Dealer
  • Bryant Pearson

    as Drug Dealer
  • Al Santos

    as Mechanic
  • William Hudson

    as Dealer
  • Christopher A. Sawyer

    as Dealer
  • Dylan Gallagher

    as Casket Loader
  • Jehan-Pierre 'The Preacher' Vassau

    as Narc Officer
  • Dawn A. Douglas

    as Narc Officer
  • Robbie Neigeborn

    as Cop in Narc Headquarters
  • Clinton Lowe

    as Man Arrested in Elevator
  • Wilhelm Lewis

    as Head Wedding Photographer
  • James Hunter

    as Deacon
  • Neville White

    as Deacon
  • Lonnie Gaetano

    as Prison Guard
  • Jeff Mantel

    as Officer Walsh
  • Serena Joan Springle

    as The Proctor
  • Ron Piretti

    as Judge
  • Nino Del Buono

    as Announcer
  • Panama Redd

    as Policeman
  • Arthur M. Mercante

    as Referee
  • Fab 5 Freddy

    as Smalls Patron
  • Jonah Denizard

    as Store Manager
  • Steve McAuliff

    as Mounted Policeman
  • Bill Richards

    as Helicopter Pilot
  • 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
  • Sandra Park

    as Singer
  • Yuri Kamino-Fennell

    as Singer
  • 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)
  • Tina Lorraine

    as Harlem Junkie (uncredited)
  • Artie Pasquale

    as Mobster (uncredited)
  • Nick Poltoranin

    as Mobster (uncredited)
  • Kevin Pinassi

    as Building Maintenance Guy (uncredited)
  • Louis Rosario

    as Teenage Vandal (uncredited)
  • Paula Rittie

    as Maid of Honor (uncredited)
  • Billy Smith

    as Bookkeeper (uncredited)
  • Aija Terauda

    as Nicky's Girl (uncredited)
  • Tammy Vaughn

    as Diana Ross (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)
  • Frances Mignano

    as Marie Saldano (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
Crew David Gere Stunts
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
Production Patrick Tendai Pfupajena Production Assistant