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American Gangster

Director: Ridley Scott Run Time: 160 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2007

Starring: Carla Gugino, Dania Ramirez, Denzel Washington, Josh Brolin, Russell Crowe

Ridley Scott’s 2007 period piece, American Gangster, is fictionally based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas.

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.