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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Cast

Denzel WashingtonRussell CroweChiwetel EjioforJosh BrolinLymari NadalTed LevineRoger Guenveur SmithJohn HawkesRZAYul VazquezCarla GuginoCuba Gooding JrIdris ElbaJohn TravoltaLuis GuzmanClive OwenJodie FosterQueen LatifahAngelina JolieTom HanksAntonio BanderasJason RobardsMatthew BroderickMorgan FreemanAndre BraugherRyan ReynoldsVera FarmigaBrendan GleesonTanit PhoenixRobert PatrickAl PacinoSteven BauerMichelle PfeifferMary Elizabeth MastrantonioRobert LoggiaMiriam ColonF. Murray AbrahamPaul ShenarHarris YulinAngel SalazarRobert De NiroJoe PesciSharon StoneJames WoodsDon RicklesAlan KingKevin PollakL.Q. JonesFrank VincentJohn BloomBen AffleckRachel McAdamsRobin Wright PennJason BatemanViola DavisKaty MixonHarry LennixJoaquin PhoenixJeff DanielsConnie NielsenHelen MirrenDerek JacobiMaria ThayerDjimon HounsouRichard HarrisOliver ReedDavid SchofieldDavid HemmingsTomas AranaTommy FlanaganSean PennPenelope Ann MillerViggo MortensenJohn LeguizamoIngrid RogersJames RebhornJoseph SiravoRichard ForonjyHarvey KeitelAmy RobinsonDavid ProvalRichard RomanusCesare DanovaVictor ArgoGeorge MemmoliLenny ScalettaJeanne BellMurray MostenRobert CarradineLois WaldenHarry NorthupMartin ScorseseDavid CarradineJohnny DeppChanning TatumChristian BaleBilly CrudupLeelee SobieskiEmilie de RavinGiovanni RibisiMarion CotillardDavid WenhamStephen DorffJohn OrtizJohn MathiesonSlawomir IdziakMark StrongCate BlanchettDanny HustonMax von SydowMatthew MacFadyenKevin DurandWilliam HurtMark AddyScott GrimesOscar IsaacEileen AtkinsTom BerengerMimi RogersLorraine BraccoJerry OrbachJohn RubinsteinAndreas KatsulasTony di BenedettoJames MoriartyMark MosesDaniel Hugh KellyAnthony HopkinsJulianne MooreRay LiottaGary OldmanFrankie R. FalsonGiancarlo GianniniFrancesca NeriZeljko IvanekJosh HartnettEwan McGregorTom SizemoreEric BanaWilliam FichtnerEwen BremnerSam ShepardGabriel CasseusKim CoatesIoan GruffuddHazelle GoodmanMark MargolisJames OpherFrancis Guinan