American Gangster (2007)

8.2 / Rated by 6 people

158 min.
Plot  In 1968, Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), the limo driver-turned-right-hand man of Harlem gangster Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson (Clarence Williams III), inherits Johnson's gang when Johnson dies of a heart attack. Disliking the new, flashy gangsters of the neighborhood, Lucas decides to take control of Harlem's crime scene.

Meanwhile, Newark detective Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) is hated in his precinct for being honest. After his exiled and addicted partner (John Ortiz) dies from accidentally overdosing on a relatively low-priced but unusually potent brand of heroin called "Blue Magic", Captain Lou Toback (Ted Levine) puts Roberts in charge of a task force targeting major drug trafficking in Essex County, New Jersey. The investigation will focus on the actual supplier rather than the middle-men.

Blue Magic is being supplied by Lucas, who has decided to buy his drugs directly from producers in Thailand, which are then smuggled by U.S. servicemen returning from the Vie...



Denzel Washington
Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe
Det. Richie Roberts
Ted Levine
PlayBoy Lou Toback
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Nicky Barnes
Ruby Dee
Mahalee Lucas
Josh Brolin
Det. Nick Trupo
Clarence Williams III
Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson
Carla Gugino
Laurie Roberts
Turner Lucas
John Ortiz
Det. Javier Rivera
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Huey Lucas
Norman Reedus
Detective Norman Reilly
John Hawkes
Det. Freddie Spearman
Det. Moses Jones
Yul Vazquez
Det. Alfonso Abruzzo
Malcolm Goodwin
Jimmy Zee
Armand Assante
Dominic Cattano
Ric Young
Khun Sa
Joe Morton
Charlie Williams


All Titles

American Gangster
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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