About the film
underdog black people drug traffic ghetto gangster drug smuggle society ambition rise and fall cop drug dealing police corruption police detective family law enforcement aftercreditsstinger dishonesty criminal heroes
Release Date: November 02, 2007
|Slogan||:||«There are two sides to the American dream»|
|Production Companies||:||Film Rites, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Relativity Media|
|Producers||:||Avy Kaufman, Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott, Branko Lustig, Steven Zaillian, Jonathan Filley, Nicholas Pileggi, Michael Costigan, Jim Whitaker, Angela Quiles, Elizabeth Greenberg|
|Writers||:||Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson|
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. Partly based on a true story.