American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a gangster from La Grange, North Carolina who smuggled heroin into the United States on American service planes returning from the Vietnam War, before being detained by a task force led by detective Richie Roberts. The film stars Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington in their first lead acting roles together since 1995's Virtuosity. The film also co-stars Ted Levine, John Ortiz, Josh Brolin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Norman Reedus, Ruby Dee, Lymari Nadal and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Wikipedia
American Gangster is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Crime drama films, Universal Pictures films, Films set in New York City, Films about organized crime in the United States, Biographical films, Films set in the 1960s, Gangster films and African American films.
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(from trailer) Detective Richie Roberts: I swear, I will pull out my gun and put a bullet in your fuckin' head!