American Gangster (2007)

8.2 / Rated by 6 people

158 min.
Plot  In 1968, Frank Lucas is the right-hand man of Harlem gangster Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson. When Johnson dies of a heart attack, Lucas takes control of the Harlem crime scene.

After handing in almost $1 million that he found in a mobster's car, Newark detective Richie Roberts is ostracized in his precinct. After his exiled and addicted partner overdoses on a potent brand of heroin called "Blue Magic", Captain Lou Toback puts Roberts in charge of a task force that targets local suppliers. Lucas buys Blue Magic directly from producers in Thailand and smuggles it into the U.S. through returning Vietnam War servicemen. His low overhead allows him to eventually wholesale Blue Magic to most of the dealers in the New York area. With this monopoly, Lucas expands his control to nightclubs, casinos, and prostitution. He buys a mansion for his mother and recruits his five brothers, including Huey and Turner, as lieutenants to spread his empire. During his rise to becoming Harlem's crime boss,...



Denzel Washington
Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe
Det. Richard "Richie" Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Huey Lucas
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Leroy Nicholas "Nicky" Barnes
Josh Brolin
Det. Nick Trupo
Ted Levine
Capt. Lou Toback
Armand Assante
Dominic Cattano
John Ortiz
Det. Javier J. Rivera
John Hawkes
Freddie Spearman
Det. Moses Jones
Yul Vazquez
Det. Alfonso Abruzzo
Ruby Dee
Mahalee Lucas
Idris Elba
Carla Gugino
Laurie Roberts
Joe Morton
Charlie Williams
Turner Lucas
Ritchie Coster
Joey Sadano
Jon Polito
Kevin Corrigan
Malcolm Goodwin
Jimmy Zee
Ric Young
Khun Sa
Roger Bart
US attorney
Steve Lucas
KaDee Strickland
Richie's attorney
Norman Reedus
Det. Norman Reilly
Clarence Williams III
Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson (uncredited)


All Titles

American Gangster
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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