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American gangster
American gangster
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 suspect's 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.
Extended version: Unrated; Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality.
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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.
Unrated extended ed.
Extended version (174 min.) -- Theatrical version (158 min.).
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (177 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment,
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Universal City, CA : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008], ©2007.
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