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American gangster / Universal Pictures and Image Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media, a Brian Grazer production in association with Scott Free Productions, a Ridley Scott film ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott.

Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria DVD 2963 (Text) 37521530579848 AMPL Adult DVD Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton DVD#391 (Text) 36806010202560 AUDIOVISUAL Available -
Colfax-Perry Twp PL DVD FIC AME (Text) 74121000090566 DVD Fiction 1st Floor Checked out 06/08/2017
Kendallville PL - Limberlost Branch DVD R AME (Text) 37516002016568 DVD Movie Shelf -- Adult Available -
Noble Co PL - East (Avilla) DVD AME (R) (Text) 38131003796934 NCPLC-DVD Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD American (Text) 31208911941997 audiovisual Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (177 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unrated extended ed.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
"Inspired by a true story."
Extended unrated version (177 min.) ; Rated version (158 min.).
Special features: Extended version: Over 18 minutes of additional footage; alternate ending. Theatrical version: Includes feature commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zaillian.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music by Marc Streitenfeld ; production designer, Arthur Max ; costume designer, Janty Yates.
Participant or Performer Note: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, RZA.
Summary, etc.: Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives.
Target Audience Note: Extended version: Unrated; Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality.
System Details Note: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual layer, NTSC.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: This DVD disc is copy protected.
Language Note: English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Lucas, Frank, 1930- > Drama.
Heroin industry > Drama.
Drug traffic > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Gangsters > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Detectives > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Criminal behavior > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Drama.
Heroína > Nueva York (Estados Unidos : Estado) > Nueva York > Teatro.
Tráfico de drogas > Nueva York (Estados Unidos : Estado) > Nueva York > Teatro.
Genre: Gangster films.
Biographical films.
Police films.
Action and adventure films.
Historical films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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