American Gangster (19-Oct-2007)|
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Steven Zaillian
Keywords: Crime, Heroin, Biography, New York, Harlem
A police detective works to undermine the empire of a notorious drug lord in 1970s Manhattan.
The scene: Harlem in the 1970s. Gangster Frank Lucas, seizing an opportunity presented by the death of employer "Bumpy" Johnson, assumes control as the area's number-one importer of heroin, establishing himself through a unique process entailing transportation of high-quality quantities of the drug from the Far East. American Gangster is the story of New York City policeman Richie Roberts' longshot attempts in concert with the federal government to bring Lucas' empire to its knees.
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