American Gangster (2007) (C)
"A gritty masterpiece."
Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team up with director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) in this powerful, epic story.
Armed with ruthless, streetwise tactics and a strict sense of honour, crime boss Frank Lucas (Washington) rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas's multimillion-dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation. American Gangster is "a brutal and brilliant film" (Pete Hammond, Maxim). -- (C) Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2007, USA.
Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes.
Directed by Ridley Scott.
Based on a true story.
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