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American Gangster (2008, original release: 2007)


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Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008] ©2008
Edition:  2-disc Unrated extended edition
Description:  2 videodiscs (2 hr., 57 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 9786311758823,
Language:  English

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

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

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

Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality; Extended version - Unrated

DVD ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround ; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1

In English with optional subtitles in English SDH, French, or Spanish; original theatrical version also in dubbed French

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.)

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Additional Credits:
Scott, Ridley.
Zaillian, Steven.
Grazer, Brian, 1953-
Washington, Denzel, 1954-
Crowe, Russell, 1964-
Ejiofor, Chiwetel, 1977-
Gooding, Cuba, Jr., 1968-
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Hawkes, John, 1959-
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Morton, Joe, 1947-
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Universal Pictures (Firm)
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