American Gangster

There are two sides to the American dream

Categories: Drama, Crime
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.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2007-11-02
Run time: 157 minute / 2:37
Budget: $100,000,000
Revenue: $266,465,037
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Steven Zaillian
Production Companies : Film Rites, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Relativity Media
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America


Denzel Washington
as Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe
as Richie Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor
as Huey Lucas
Josh Brolin
as Detective Trupo
Lymari Nadal
as Eva
Ted Levine
as Lou Toback
Roger Guenveur Smith
as Nate
John Hawkes
as Freddie Spearman
as Moses Jones
Yul Vazquez
as Alfonso Abruzzo
Malcolm Goodwin
as Jimmy Zee
Ruby Dee
as Mama Lucas
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
as Doc
Carla Gugino
as Laurie Roberts
Skyler Fortgang
as Michael Roberts
John Ortiz
as Javier J. Rivera
Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Nicky Barnes
Armand Assante
as Dominic Cattano
Kathleen Garrett
as Mrs. Dominic Cattano
Joe Morton
as Charlie Williams
Ritchie Coster
as Joey Sadano
Bari K. Willerford
as Joe Louis
Idris Elba
as Tango
as Turner Lucas
Albert Jones
as Terrence Lucas
J. Kyle Manzay
as Dexter Lucas
as Stevie Lucas
Quisha Saunders
as Darlynn
Kevin Corrigan
as Campizi
Robert Funaro
as McCann
Jon Polito
as Rossi
Tom O'Rourke
as Banker
Robert C. Kirk
as Police Captain
KaDee Strickland
as Richie's Attorney
Jon DeVries
as Judge James Racine
Jim R. Coleman
as Bailiff
Gavin Grazer
as Mike Sobota
Linda Powell
as Social Worker
Norman Reedus
as Detective in Morgue
Chance Kelly
as MP
Larry Mitchell
as FBI Agent
Eddie Rouse
as Detective at Party
Maryann Urbano
as Real Estate Broker
Cedric Sanders
as Serviceman in Cafe
Roger Bart
as US Attorney
Eric Silver
as White Kid
Saycon Sengbloh
as Tango's Woman
Conor Romero
as Tough Teenager
Daniel Hilt
as Tough Teenager
Daniel Farcher
as Tough Teenager
Jason Furlani
as Bailiff
Chris McKinney
as Reporter on TV
Ric Young
as Chinese General
Dan Moran
as Army Captain
Chuck Cooper
as Private Doctor
Kevin Geer
as Law School Professor
Hamilton Clancy
as Seller
Sam Freed
as Judge
Joey Klein
as Chemist
Scott Dillin
as 4th Amigo
Anthony Hamilton
as Funk Band Singer
Sarah Hudnut
as Assistant Prosecutor
Tyson Hall
as Drug Dealer
Bryant Pearson
as Drug Dealer
Al Santos
as Mechanic
Neville White
as Deacon
Jeff Mantel
as Officer Walsh
Panama Redd
as Policeman
Fab 5 Freddy
as Smalls Patron
Fatima Robinson
as Dancer
Celestine Rae
as Dancer
Monique Lea-Gall
as Dancer
Shannon MacMillan
as Dancer
Latonya Tolbert
as Dancer
Cicily Daniels
as Dancer
Brian Albanese
as Spectator (uncredited)
Brian Keith Allen
as Narc Squad Detective (uncredited)
Ephraim Benton
as Thug #4 (uncredited)
Myo Campbell
as Red Carpet Walker (uncredited)
John Cenatiempo
as Cop #1 (uncredited)
J.W. Cortes
as Narc Officer in Hallway (uncredited)
Cris D'Annunzio
as Frank McNamara (uncredited)
Ernest Dancy
as Hustler (uncredited)
Michael Den Dekker
as Undercover Cop (uncredited)
Mark DiConzo
as Soldier (uncredited)
Kevin van Doorslaer
as Student (uncredited)
Monique Dupree
as Club Dancer (uncredited)
Joseph Ferrante
as Gangster at Funeral (uncredited)
Eddie Goines
as Hallway Guy (uncredited)
Kelvin Hale
as Drug room door security (uncredited)
Gabriel Hansen
as Mechanic Drug Dealer (uncredited)
Jermel Howard
as Kid gangster #1 (uncredited)
Hristo Hristov
as Bookie / Soldier (uncredited)
Atif Lanier
as Frank Lucas Bodyguard (uncredited)
Artie Pasquale
as Mobster (uncredited)
Nick Poltoranin
as Mobster (uncredited)
Kevin Pinassi
as Building Maintenance Guy (uncredited)
Paula Rittie
as Maid of Honor (uncredited)
Billy Smith
as Bookkeeper (uncredited)
Aija Terauda
as Nicky's Girl (uncredited)
Philippe Vonlanthen
as Skeet Shoot Handler (uncredited)
Clarence Williams III
as Bumpy Johnson (uncredited)
Brad Lee Wind
as Trupo's detective in library (uncredited)
Ray Wineteer
as Photographer (uncredited)
Dolores Winn
as Funeral Mourner (uncredited)
Tammy Vaughn
as Diana Ross (uncredited)
Frances Mignano
as Marie Saldano (uncredited)
Tina Lorraine
as Harlem Junkie (uncredited)
Louis Rosario
as Teenage Vandal (uncredited)
Ridley Scott Director

Steven Zaillian Screenplay

Brian Grazer Producer
Ridley Scott Producer
Michael Costigan Executive Producer
Branko Lustig Executive Producer
James Whitaker Executive Producer

Harris Savides Director of Photography

Pietro Scalia Editor

Avy Kaufman Casting

Marc Streitenfeld Original Music Composer

Nicholas Lundy Art Direction

Craig Haagensen Camera Operator
David Lee Still Photographer

Arthur Max Production Design
Leslie E. Rollins Set Decoration
Beth A. Rubino Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Janty Yates Costume Design

Rob Harris Unit Publicist

Mary A. Kelly Script Supervisor

Larry McConkey Steadicam Operator
Larry McConkey Camera Operator

William Sarokin Production Sound Mixer
Bob Beemer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Minkler Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Per Hallberg Supervising Sound Editor
Karen Baker Landers Supervising Sound Editor
Dan Hegeman Sound Effects Editor
Christopher Assells Sound Effects Editor
Dino Dimuro Sound Effects Editor
Peter Staubli Sound Effects Editor
Jon Title Sound Effects Editor
George Leong Boom Operator
Kathy Nelson Music Supervisor
Del Spiva Music Editor

Angela Quiles Production Coordinator

Julia G. Hickman Art Department Coordinator

Mark Jacobson Writer

Jonathan Filley Co-Producer
Nicholas Pileggi Executive Producer
Steven Zaillian Executive Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Felice Diamond Makeup Artist
Bert Reo Anderson Hairstylist

G.A. Aguilar Stunt Coordinator

Elizabeth Greenberg Casting Associate

Billy Rich First Assistant Editor

Muhammad Ali Thanks
Joe Frazier Thanks
John Cenatiempo Utility Stunts
Gabriel Hansen Stunts
Teresa Kelly Post Production Supervisor

Matt Blades Grip

Costume & Make-Up
Carl Fullerton Makeup Artist
Hartsell Taylor Set Costumer
Kenneth Walker Hair Department Head

David Orr Color Timer

Frederick H. Stahly Dialogue Editor
Kimaree Long Dialogue Editor

Darin Rivetti First Assistant Director
Noreen R. Cheleden Second Assistant Director
Alexander Witt Second Unit Director

Mary Jo Lang Foley Mixer
Alyson Dee Moore Foley Artist
John Roesch Foley Artist
Chris Jargo Supervising ADR Editor
Michelle Pazer ADR Editor
Chris Hogan ADR Editor
Craig Kyllonen ADR Recordist
Rick Canelli ADR Recordist
Thomas J. O'Connell ADR Mixer
Howard London ADR Mixer
Beauxregard Neylon ADR Mixer
Douglas Murray ADR Mixer

Peter Gelfman Property Master

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