The story revolves around a Harlem heroin kingpin who figured out a way to smuggle heroin in the coffins of American soldiers returning from the Vietnam War.
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Plot: What's the story about?
Based on the life of drug-kingpin-turned-informant, Frank Lucas, who grew up in segregated North Carolina where he watched as his cousin was shot by the Klan for looking at a white girl. He eventually made his way to Harlem where he became a heroin kingpin by traveling to Asia's Golden Triangle to make connections, shipping heroin back to the US in the coffins of soldiers killed in Vietnam. He soon made upwards of one million dollars a day in drug sales. Lucas was shadowed by lawman, Richie Roberts, who finally helped bring the kingpin to justice. The two then worked together to expose the crooked cops and foreign nationals who made importing heroin so easy.
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Who stars in American Gangster: Cast List
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Who's making American Gangster: Crew List
A look at the American Gangster behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ridley Scott last directed House of Gucci and The Last Duel. The film's writer Steve Zaillian last wrote Exodus: Gods and Kings and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
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Production: What we know about American Gangster?
- December 1969: The film was in Completed status.
American Gangster Release Date: When was the film released?
When will the movie be on DVD?Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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