Nov. In seinem Film „American Gangster“ zeigt Ridley Scott den Handel mit Drogen von einer ganz neuen Seite. Er erzählt weniger von den. Nov. In "American Gangster" erzählt Regisseur Ridley Scott die Geschichte des schwarzen Drogenbarons Frank Lucas und seines Gegenspielers. American Gangster. Drogenboss Frank (Denzel Washington, l.) erklärt sich bereit , Richie (Russell Vergrößern. Drogenboss Frank (Denzel Washington, l.) erklärt.
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Learn more More Like This. Man on Fire The Book of Eli The Taking of Pelham The Bone Collector Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Frank Lucas Russell Crowe Richie Roberts Chiwetel Ejiofor Huey Lucas Josh Brolin Detective Trupo Lymari Nadal Lou Toback Roger Guenveur Smith Moses Jones Yul Vazquez Alfonse Abruzzo Malcolm Goodwin Jimmy Zee Ruby Dee Mama Lucas Ruben Santiago-Hudson Laurie Roberts Skyler Fortgang Edit Storyline 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.
There are two sides to the American dream. Edit Details Official Sites: Official Facebook Universal [United States].
Edit Did You Know? Phoenix previously co-starred with Russell Crowe in Gladiator , which was also directed by Ridley Scott. Goofs The C in the movie is actually a CA, with different pylon tanks and 3-bladed props.
During Vietnam, C's were painted in a camouflage pattern. The uniform gray paint scheme was introduced in the late 's.
Quotes [ first lines ] Bumpy Johnson: Crazy Credits At the end of the closing credits, Frank Lucas approaches the camera and fires one shot from a pistol directly at the audience.
Alternate Versions The min. Among the highlights are: In desperation, Roberts stops a yellow cab and shows his badge, argues with the uncooperative cabbie to use it, and eventually decks the cabbie in the face to take control of the cab and quickly pursues the escaping drug pusher, ending with Roberts following the unsuspecting Scott on foot.
After the Christmas visit with Charlie Williams, there's an extended scene with Frank and Eva back at their home, where Frank reminisces how Bumpy gradually stayed more and more at home towards the end of his life because of constant police surveillance.
He then asks Eva if she wants to go out, nevertheless. An extended ending in where Lucas upon release from jail is picked up by Roberts, and the two make their way towards the intersection of St.
Frequently Asked Questions Q: Is "American Gangster" based on a true story? What are the differences between the theatrical version and the extended cut?
What are the songs in the trailers? Was this review helpful to you? When American Gangster was announced, with actors Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe and directed by Ridley Scott, it seemed like a can't miss project.
American Gangster tells of the rise of 70s Harlem drug baron Denzel Washington and the efforts of crusading detective Russell Crowe to bring him to justice.
Once again Ridley Scott proves he is one of the best directors working today, brilliantly bringing the Harlem of the period to life and essentially telling two tales in tandem in an intelligent and always entertaining way.
Denzel is always better in his shadier roles, and this for me has to be one of his best. It's more in the vein of something like Infernal affairs or a 70s version of The Wire in its treatment of the story and Scott's pacing is spot on, as the film despite its two and three quarter hour length never drags.
The climactic shoot out is brilliantly done, delivered by Scott in a way you know his brother is completely incapable of; his version probably would have been an unwatchably choppy hallucinogenic migraine.
It would have been nice to see Crowe and Washington share the screen a little more, but otherwise it delivered on every level. It doesn't challenge the classics, such as The Godfather or Goodfellas, but more than holds its own against other heavyweights such as Donnie Brasco and The Departed.
American Gangster provides what is to be expected of the obvious title: Another great film starring Denzel. It has a good amount of violence if that kind of thing matters to you , and a great story line.
If you like movies such as Scarface and The Godfather, then this is a good movie to watch within that genre. More Top Movies Trailers Forums.
Season 7 Black Lightning: Season 2 DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 The Deuce: Season 2 Doctor Who: Season 11 The Flash: Season 3 Saturday Night Live: Season 4 The Walking Dead: View All Photos Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver to one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses.
But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream.
Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price.
Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city's mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of legit civic superstars.
Richie Roberts is an outcast cop close enough to the streets to feel a shift of control in the drug underworld.
Roberts believes someone is climbing the rungs above the known Mafia families and starts to suspect that a black power player has come from nowhere to dominate the scene.
Both Lucas and Roberts share a rigorous ethical code that sets them apart from their own colleagues, making them lone figures on opposite sides of the law.
The destinies of these two men will become intertwined as they approach a confrontation where only one of them can come out on top.
John Hawkes , Steven Zaillian. Denzel Washington as Frank Lucas. Russell Crowe as Detective Richie Roberts. Josh Brolin as Detective Trupo. Chiwetel Ejiofor as Huey Lucas.
Lymari Nadal as Eva. Ruby Dee as Mama Lucas. Ted Levine as Lou Toback. Roger Guenveur Smith as Nate. John Hawkes as Freddie Spearman.
Malcolm Goodwin as Jimmy Zee. Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Doc. Carla Gugino as Laurie Roberts. John Ortiz as Javier J. Armand Assante as Dominic Cattano.
Kathleen Garrett as Mrs. Jon Polito as Rossi. Joe Morton as Charlie Williams. Kevin Corrigan as Campizi. Ritchie Coster as Joey Sadano.
Willerford as Joe Louis. Idris Elba as Tango. Common as Turner Lucas. Ric Young as Chinese General. KaDee Strickland as Richie's Attorney.