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American Gangster

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American Gangster

Release Date: November 02, 2007

Year    :   2007
Slogan    :   «There are two sides to the American dream»
Genres    :   Drama, Crime
Production Companies    :   Film Rites, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Relativity Media
Director    :   Ridley Scott
Producers    :   Avy Kaufman, Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott, Branko Lustig, Steven Zaillian, Jonathan Filley, Nicholas Pileggi, Michael Costigan, Jim Whitaker, Angela Quiles, Elizabeth Greenberg, Patrick Tendai Pfupajena
Writers    :   Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson
RunTime    :   157 mins.
Budget    :   100000000
Revenue    :   266465037

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.

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