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Uniform Title American gangster (Motion picture)
Title American gangster [videorecording] / in association with Relativity Media ; a Brian Grazer production ; in association with Scott Free Productions ; a Ridley Scott film ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ridley Scott ; written by Steven Zaillian ; directed by Ridley Scott.

Imprint Universal City, Calif. : Universal Picture : Distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons DVD Fiction  DVD American Gangster  Disc 1    ---  Inventory in Progress
Edition 2-disc unrated extended ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title from opening frames and end credits.
"A Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment presentation"--End credits.
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.
Contents Disc one: American Gangster [Theatrical version] -- What's wrong with America -- You've been served -- Tampering with evidence -- Into the jungle -- Kill or be killed -- Blue Magic -- New offensive -- Big money -- Frank's place -- Old friends -- Business is booming -- Special investigations -- Family operated -- On the take -- Ain't gonna run -- Success has enemies -- Search and seizure -- Out at home -- Turning evidence -- End titles; Commentary with director Ridley Scott and writer Steven Zailian [audio feature] (158 min.) -- American Gangster [Unrated extended version] (174 min.).
Disc two: Special features: Deleted scenes (4 min.); Fallen empire: Making American gangster [featurette] (78 min.); Case files [featurette] (25 min.).
Credits Director of photography, Harris Savides ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music by Marc Streitenfeld ; production designer, Arthur Max ; costume designer, Janty Yates.
Cast 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.
Summary 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.
Audience Theatrical version: MPAA rating: R; for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality; Extended version - Unrated.
System Details DVD ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround ; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Language Original theatrical version in English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English SDH, French, or Spanish ; Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing impaired (SDH).
Subject Lucas, Frank, 1930-2019 -- Drama.
Heroin industry -- Drama.
Drug traffic -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Gangs -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Detectives -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Drama.
Heroina -- Teatro.
Drogas -- Nueva York (Estados Unidos) -- Nueva York -- Teatro.
DVD-Video discs.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Thriller -- Feature.
Crime -- Feature.
Feature films.
Suspense films.
Feature films.
Police films.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Gangster films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Scott, Ridley.
Zaillian, Steven.
Grazer, Brian, 1953-
Washington, Denzel, 1954-
Crowe, Russell, 1964-
Ejiofor, Chiwetel.
Gooding, Cuba, 1968-
Brolin, Josh.
Levine, Ted, 1957-
Assante, Armand, 1949-
Ortiz, John.
Hawkes, John, 1959-
RZA (Rapper)
Nadal, Lymari, 1978-
Vazquez, Yul, 1965-
Dee, Ruby.
Elba, Idris.
Gugino, Carla, 1971-
Morton, Joe, 1947-
Jacobson, Mark. Return of Superfly.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
Relativity Media.
Scott Free Productions.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Standard No. 025193228024
Music No. 61032280 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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