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American Gangster (2007) - Movie Details

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Crime Drama
160 min.
Release Date
November 2, 2007
DVD Release Date
February 19, 2008
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Running Time
160 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality

Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Brian Grazer, Steve Zaillian and Ridley Scott team to tell the true juggernaut success story of a cult hero from the streets of 1970s Harlem in "American Gangster."

Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas (Oscar winner Washington), the quiet driver to one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his... Full synopsis »

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It has been a year of Oscar candidates, and the heavy contenders are only starting to show up to the game. It's one of the most competitive years in a decade, but some critics are saying that American Gangster is the closest thing to a walk-on so far. It's not that the movie is the most powerful or well done so far, but it has everything that Oscar voters love: two terrific actors delivering solid performances, a consistent director, a quality screenplay and box office success. Full movie review »
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