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American Gangster 2007
R

  • Ridley Scott
  • November 2, 2007
  • 157 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama
There are two sides to the American dream.
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. Based on a true story.

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Wow, That was a great Ridley Scott Movie!

Great cast, great flow, great Denzel Washington. Fantastic Russell Crowe.
I watched the Extended Edition. Most of these extended scences were cut-worthy, so i think: If you have to choose, take the normal Cut.

8/10

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Richie Roberts: It was the right thing to do.

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Great movie. Lucas' life is what people in criminology would call as "ethnic succession theory". The blacks were the "representation of progress" that drove away Italians in the crime world. Loved the way Ridley Scott narrates Lucas' life and movies timeline with the progress on Vietnam War.

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