American Gangster
Universal Studios (2007)
Crime, Thriller
In Collection
Seen ItYes
IMDB   7.8
157 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R (Restricted)
Denzel Washington Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe Det. Richie Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor Huey Lucas
Josh Brolin Detective Trupo
Lymari Nadal Eva
Ted Levine Lou Toback
Roger Guenveur Smith Nate
John Hawkes Det. Freddie Spearman
Yul Vazquez Alphonse Abruzzo
Malcolm Goodwin Jimmy Zee
Ruby Dee Mama Lucas
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Doc
Carla Gugino Laurie Roberts
Skyler Fortgang Michael Roberts
John Ortiz Javier J. Rivera
Cuba Gooding Jr. Nicky Barnes
Ridley Scott
Producer Brian Grazer
Ridley Scott
Branko Lustig
Steven Zaillian
Writer Steven Zaillian
Mark Jacobson
Cinematography Harris Savides
Musician Marc Streitenfeld

This gangster story is of a different beat as it follows the efforts of a 1970’s detective of the Manhattan police department, Richard Roberts (Russell Crowe) from taking down a heroin kingpin who has amassed a large criminal and drug empire in New York. This would be Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington). Lucas is smuggling drugs into the country through the returning coffins of America’s fallen soldiers from Vietnam. However Frank Lucas has become the proverbial son of Harlem after the death of the current mob boss and this makes Roberts’ job even harder. Already being an outcast with his own police department, Roberts is led down a road that shows him how two complete strangers can be linked by faith and only one can come out the winner.
Edition Details
Edition Unrated Extended Edition
Distributor Universal Studios
Release Date 10/14/2008
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks DTS 5.1
DTS 5.1 [French]
DTS [English]
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Deleted Scenes Fallen Empire: Making American Gangster Case Files Hip-Hop Infusion Featuring Common and T.I. The BET Special: The Making of American Gangster Dateline NBC: American Gangster First Look Music Videos Theatrical Trailer Commentary with Director Ridley Scott and Writer Steven Zaillian Blu-ray Exclusive U-Control Picture In Picture