Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) in this powerful, epic story. Armed with ruthless, streetwise tactics and a strict sense of honor, 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).

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American Gangster (2007)

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Drama/Crime · 2h 37m · 10/19/2007

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Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) in this powerful, epic story. Armed with ruthless, streetwise tactics and a strict sense of honor, 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).

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions, WR Universal Group

Budget

$100,000,000

Revenue

$266,465,037
Part Of
Cast
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Warner Miller

Melvin Lucas
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Melissia Hill

Redtop
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Hamilton Clancy

Seller
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Tommy Guiffre

Medical Examiner
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Tyson Hall

Drug Dealer #1
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Gavin Grazer

Mike Sobota
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Russell Crowe

Det. Richie Roberts
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Jason Furlani

Bailiff
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Bryant Pearson

Drug Dealer #3
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David Spearman

Civilian Cleaning Staff #1
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Cedric Sanders

Serviceman in Cafe #1
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Ron Piretti

Judge
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Kathleen Garrett

Mrs. Dominic Cattano
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Robert C. Kirk

Police Captain
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Maryann Urbano

Real Estate Broker (as Mary Ann Urbano)
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Albert Jones

Terrence Lucas
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Josh Brolin

Detective Trupo
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Roger Guenveur Smith

Nate
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Saycon Sengbloh

Tango's Woman
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Kevin Geer

Law School Professor
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Ted Levine

Det. Lou Toback
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Eric Silver

White Kid
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Jon Polito

Rossi
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Kadee Strickland

Sheilah Dickerson - Richie's Attorney
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Tom Stearns

2-Star General
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Sam Freed

Judge
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Lonnie Gaetano

Prison Guard
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Roxanne Amandez

Paramedic
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Jim R. Coleman

Bailiff
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James Hunter

Deacon #1
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Dawn Douglas

Narc Officer #2 (as Dawn A. Douglas)
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Daniel Hilt

Tough Teenager #2
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Joey Klein

Chemist
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William Hudson

Dealer #1
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Robert Funaro

McCann
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Common

Turner Lucas
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Robbie Neigeborn

Cop in Narc Headquarters
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Daniel Farcher

Tough Teenager #3
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Jeff Mantel

Officer Walsh
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Ric Young

Chinese General
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Maurice Ballard

Civilian Cleaning Staff #2
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Neville White

Deacon #2
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Kirt Harding

Drug Dealer #2
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Jehan-Pierre Vassau

Narc Officer #1
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Pierra Francesca

Stewardess
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Eddie Rouse

Detective at Party
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Ritchie Coster

Joey Sadano (as Richie Coster)
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Jeff Greene

Metal Door Worker
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George Lee Miles

Frank's Lawyer
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Ruby Dee

Mama Lucas
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Anthony Hamilton

Funk Band Singer
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Dan Moran

Army Captain
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Clinton Lowe

Man Arrested in Elevator
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Christopher A. Sawyer

Dealer #2
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Tom O'Rourke

Banker
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Yul Vazquez

Alphonse Abruzzo
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Linda Powell

Social Worker
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Jason Veasey

Serviceman in Cafe #2
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Lee Shepard

Laurie's Attorney
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Cuba Gooding Jr.

Nicky Barnes
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Armand Assante

Dominic Cattano
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John Hawkes

Det. Freddie Spearman
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Jon DeVries

Judge James Racine
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Chris McKinney

Reporter on TV
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Al Santos

Mechanic (as Alfredo Luis Santos)
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Conor Romero

Tough Teenager #1
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Idris Elba

Tango
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Marjorie Johnson

Charlene
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Malcolm Goodwin

Jimmy Zee
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Quisha Saunders

Darlynn
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Carla Gugino

Laurie Roberts
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J. Kyle Manzay

Dexter Lucas
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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Huey Lucas
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John Ortiz

Javier J. Rivera
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Larry Mitchell

FBI Agent
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Kevin Corrigan

Campizi
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Roosevelt Davis

Army Captain
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Norman Reedus

Detective in Morgue
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Serena Joan Springle

The Proctor
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Joe Morton

Charlie Williams
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T.I.

Stevie Lucas (as Tip Harris)
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Laurence Lowry

Paramedic
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Wilhelm Lewis

Head Wedding Photographer
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Chance Kelly

MP
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Mitchell Green

Tango's Bodyguard
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Nino Del Buono

Announcer
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Denzel Washington

Frank Lucas
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RZA

Moses Jones
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Roger Bart

U.S. Attorney
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William C. Tate

Baptist Minister (as William Tate)
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Lymari Nadal

Eva
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Chuck Cooper

Private Doctor
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Dylan Gallagher

Casket Loader
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David Wayne Britton

Army Colonel
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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Doc
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Paul Doherty

TV Newscaster
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Bari K. Willerford

Joe Louis
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Skyler Fortgang

Michael Roberts
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Scott Dillin

4th Amigo
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Sarah Hudnut

Assistant Prosecutor
Crew
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Ridley Scott

Director
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Steven Zaillian

Writer
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Michael Costigan

Producer
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Brian Grazer

Producer
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Branko Lustig

Producer
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Nicholas Pileggi

Producer
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Ridley Scott

Producer
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Jim Whitaker

Producer
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Steven Zaillian

Producer
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Harris Savides

Cinematograpy
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Pietro Scalia

Editor
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Marc Streitenfeld

Music
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Per Hallberg

Sound
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Charles Hunt

Sound
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Michael Minkler

Sound
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Richard Murphy

Sound
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William Sarokin

Sound
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Mik Cribben

Sound
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Xavier Horan

Sound
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Nicholas Lundy

Art
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Arthur Max

Art
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Jim Caruana

Sound
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Bob Beemer

Sound
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