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The Resource American gangster, directed by Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media ; a Brian Grazer production in association with Scott Free Productions ; a Ridley Scott film, (DVD)

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

Label
American gangster
Title
American gangster
Statement of responsibility
directed by Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media ; a Brian Grazer production in association with Scott Free Productions ; a Ridley Scott film
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
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TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music by Marc Streitenfeld ; production designer, Arthur Max ; costume designer, Janty Yates
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality; Extended version - Unrated
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English SDH, French, or Spanish ; original theatrical version also in dubbed French
LC call number
PN1995.9.G3
LC item number
A4475336 2008
PerformerNote
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Ted Levine, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, RZA, Lymari Nadal, Yul Vazquez, Ruby Dee, Idris Elba, Carla Gugino, Joe Morton
Runtime
157
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
American gangster, directed by Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media ; a Brian Grazer production in association with Scott Free Productions ; a Ridley Scott film, (DVD)
Label
American gangster, directed by Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; a Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation in association with Relativity Media ; a Brian Grazer production in association with Scott Free Productions ; a Ridley Scott film, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the article "The return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007
  • "Inspired by a true story"--Container
  • Special features: Deleted scenes including an alternate opening ; "Fallen empire: making American gangster" featurette ; case files ; feature commentary
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Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Original theatrical version. Unrated extended version. Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian -- Disc 2. Deleted scenes (4 min.). Fallen empire: Making American gangster (78 min.). Case files (25 min.)
Control code
ocn184742249
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
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Edition
Unrated extended ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (2 hrs., 57 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 025193228024
  • 5050582535105
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
61032280
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround ; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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