American Gangster
November 2007

There are two sides to the American dream

76% audience score from 2,761 votes

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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.
This film cost $100 million and has so far returned $266 million.
Runtime is 157 mins.
  • Drama
  • Crime
Cast & Crew
  • Underdog
  • Black people
  • Drug traffic
  • Gangster
  • Drug smuggle
  • Society
  • Ambition
  • Rise and fall
  • Cop
  • Drug dealing
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