American Gangster

2007, Biography/Crime, 2h 37m

216 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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American Gangster is a gritty and entertaining throwback to classic gangster films, with its lead performers firing on all cylinders. Read critic reviews

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Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.

Cast & Crew

Russell Crowe
Richie Roberts
Josh Brolin
Detective Trupo
Ted Levine
Lou Toback
Armand Assante
Dominic Cattano
RZA
Moses Jones
John Ortiz
Javier J. Rivera
John Hawkes
Freddie Spearman
Ruby Dee
Mama Lucas
Carla Gugino
Laurie Roberts
Yul Vazquez
Alfonse Abruzzo
Joe Morton
Charlie Williams
Steven Zaillian
Screenwriter
Nicholas Pileggi
Executive Producer
Steven Zaillian
Executive Producer
Branko Lustig
Executive Producer
James Whitaker
Executive Producer
Michael Costigan
Executive Producer
Harris Savides
Cinematographer
Arthur Max
Production Design
Pietro Scalia
Film Editor
Marc Streitenfeld
Original Music
Janty Yates
Costume Designer
Nicholas Lundy
Art Director
Beth A. Rubino
Set Decoration
Leslie E. Rollins
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