American Gangster

10/03/2008
  |  Book Tickets: 09/05/2014
  |  Buy to Own: 10/03/2008
  |  Watch Now: 02/02/2007
  |  157 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC

Synopsis

Ridley Scott directs this biopic of 1970s Harlem drug baron Frank Lucas. When his boss dies, underworld driver Lucas (Denzel Washington) seizes his chance and begins to build his own criminal empire. Utilising the bodies of dead US soldiers, Lucas begins importing heroin direct from South-East Asia, increasing purity on the street, and undercutting his rivals in one swoop. Before long he's amassed a fortune, bringing him to the attention of maverick policeman Ritchie Roberts (Russell Crowe), an honest cop in an otherwise corrupt force, who makes it his business to shut Lucas down.

Contains strong violence and hard drug use
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