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

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  • 23 of 24 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (174 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 2-disc unrated extended ed.
  • Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the article "The return of Superfly," by Mark Jacobson.
DVD release of the 2007 motion picture.
Special features: Disc 1: commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian (theatrical version only) ; Disc 2: deleted scenes (includes alternate opening and interior wedding ceremony); "Falling empire: making American gangster" (includes TruBlue: the real story, Killer threads: costumes, crime war, Production: into the arena, Ali vs. Frazier, Rhythm of the Street: sound, music and editing); case files (includes script meeting, Heroin test show & Tell: setting up and takedown).
Formatted Contents Note:
Extended version (174 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, Marc Streitenfeld ; costume designer, Janty Yates ; production designer, Arthur Max.
Participant or Performer Note:
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, Ted Levine, Roger Guenveur Smith, John Hawkes, RZA.
Summary, etc.:
Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in Harlem. He does so by buying heroin directly from a source in South East Asia, and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. Richie Roberts is a dedicated and honest policeman who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government and is determined to bring down Lucas' drug empire. Based on a true story.
Target Audience Note:
Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality. Extended version - Unrated.
System Details Note:
DVD ; Region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
Original theatrical version in English or dubbed French, with French or Spanish subtitles.
Unrated extended version in English, with French or Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Subject: Lucas, Frank, 1930-2019. > 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 > Drama.
Heroína > Teatro.
Drogas > Nueva York (Estados Unidos) > Nueva York > Teatro.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Drama.
Genre: Film adaptations.
Gangster > Feature.
Thriller > Feature.
Crime > Feature.
Feature films.
Suspense films.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Police films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.

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